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CCTV systems are no longer considered an expensive, luxury item. They are now a reasonable price and a good investment, particularly for unoccupied properties. When viewing cameras during the day, businesses can pre-empt losses, assist in the arrest of thieves, confront staff pilfering and capture people intent on vandalism. Businesses and home owners can record events while they are away and view upon their return. Secure Alarms can also set up remote viewing via a computer. Simply put, CCTV cameras allow you to see who did what and when!

The monitoring of premises and people, either overt or covert can be achieved using high definition colour cameras. Night vision is enabled in mono - chrome mode, ensuring 24 hour coverage. Digital recorded images can be recalled at the touch of a button and events can be burned to a CD or DVD as evidence for the police, or personal record.

CCTV is now a familiar and accepted part of our lives, the device provides an immediate visual deterrent and constant surveillance. Development in CCTV technology has greatly increased in popularity and prices have dropped dramatically, making CCTV a  security solution for the homeowner as well as businesses both large and small.

Secure Alarms can tailor a CCTV system to our clients needs whether it is for a basic observation system or a fully integrated package with remote monitoring. CCTV is accepted as being a highly effective deterrent to crime. It discourages anti-social behaviour, vandalism and theft. CCTV is the ideal solution for many businesses and residential properties.


All systems come with a NSI certificate upon completion.

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IP Cameras

IP Cameras are Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras that use Internet Protocol to transmit image data and control signals over a Fast Ethernet link. As such, IP Cameras are also commonly referred to as Network Cameras. IP cameras are primarily used for surveillance in the same manner as analogue Closed Circuit Television. A number of IP cameras are normally deployed together with a digital video recorder (DVR) or a network video recorder (NVR) to form a video surveillance system.


Until very recently, video security and surveillance was accomplished using using Closed Circuit Television. This technology included analogue cameras, coaxial cable and video tape recorders. Video security started entering the digital age with the advent of CCD sensors which digitized image capture in the camera. However, transmission was still analogue via coax to analogue VCR's. The next step was the introduction of Digital Video Recorders (DVR's) connected directly to analogue cameras, which made storing, searching and retrieving video much more efficient. PC's were introduced for display of the images through a modem or network connection to the DVR.

A Network IP Camera acts as a stand alone device allowing a user to view live, full motion video from anywhere on a computer network, even over the Internet from anywhere using a standard web-browser, plus any hard disk on the network can be set up to record the video output.


Another significant technology called Video Servers, allow existing CCTV installations to gain the benefit of Network Video, while protecting investments in analogue cameras. Video servers connect to IP Networks and convert the signal from analogue cameras to digital format. Like Network Cameras, Video Servers contain on-board processors and web server software that makes each camera IP addressable. Essentially, Video Servers turn CCTV cameras into IP Network Cameras.

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Secure Alarms provide a free survey to establish how best to protect your property. The surveyor will assess to the new European system standards EN50131-1 including PD6662 a system that meets with your insurers risk and needs. Our team has extensive knowledge and proven experience to review your property effectively and recommend an appropriate system tailored to your needs.

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