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CCTV Cameras protect your home against theft and anti-social behaviour. 

Not only does CCTV provide a great deterrent to theft and burglary – many home owners are using it to gather evidence against anti-social behaviour which is blighting many areas of the UK.

Families treat Home CCTV as an important part of the protection of their home and lifestyle – protecting themselves from intrusion.

CCTV provides a great deterrent against theft and burglary – high profile HD cameras and signage used well can reduce crime significantly.

Record continuously on a standalone Digital Video Recorder – giving you peace of mind that any activity in and around your home is being recorded.

Infra-red Night Vision – Many systems use IR night vision to record images from completely pitch black areas of your house – such as alleyways and yards.

View on your iPhone/iPad – We can set your CCTV System to be viewed on your Smart Phone – just ask.

Is home CCTV a good idea?

It is little wonder that home CCTV is currently more popular than ever, for not only has it proved an excellent way of protecting your home and possessions, it also has insurance benefits as well. If you have installed a good quality system you will find that your insurance premiums will be reduced, and isn’t that something to be happy about?

The major reason for having CCTV cameras in and around your home, however, is to provide you with 24-hour surveillance that acts as a deterrent and the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that, if there is an attempted break-in, or even a successful one, you have the means with which to bring the culprit to justice.

NB. not all off the shelf CCTV Kits will give you footage in the right quality to prosecute. Please ask us for more information.


How much does home CCTV cost?

The cost of home CCTV depends upon whether you want a simple CCTV Kit – or a more complicated installation.

Prices for a cheap home CCTV kit can vary from £200 upwards, which is probably the minimum if you want a system that will do the job adequately. Having a CCTV system installed in your home generally costs from £500 upwards, or you can spend thousands of pounds for something more sophisticated. It all depends on quality, means of installation and the brand.

There are many different kinds of cameras, with additional hardware, so it is impossible to give a standard price.

Home CCTV Installation Cost

On no account, however, should you try to save money by opting for the cheapest equipment. If you are buying a kit, make sure you shop around and make sure that the system you choose is up to the job and provides the good quality images you need to protect your home. There is no point having a system that only captures grainy poor images, they are no use.

Can home CCTV be used in court?

The short answer is yes, but in order for it to be practical you do need to ensure that you have a system that is capable of providing the images which are sufficiently clear for identification purposes. It is no good having a cheap system where the images are fuzzy – the Police will not entertain them.

What is the law on CCTV in the home?

There are clear advantages to installing CCTV on your property. But it is important to know home CCTV law.

First and foremost it acts as a deterrent to would-be thieves and criminals and sometimes, more importantly, gives you peace of mind to know that, should anything happen to your home, you will have evidence that will help to reveal answers. It also helps to make many people feel safer.

Home CCTV Law

However, when it comes to CCTV, especially in the home, there are a few legal implications that you will have to bear in mind. There is that fact that you could be filming people walking past your home, which some would say is an infringement on human rights.

So where do you stand? Under the Data Protection legislation (Data Protection Act 1998) CCTV installations within domestic premises do not require to be registered with the Information Commissioner, which was once classed as the Data Protection Registrar.

Despite this, it is still advised under the Human Rights Act legislation that you make every effort to ensure that ‘collateral intrusion’ of nearby premises or public areas are kept at a minimum. With this in mind, you may have to think carefully about where you place the cameras.


  • Bars, Pubs & Clubs Keep an eye on customers both inside and outside your licensed premises.
  • Boats, Yachts & Ships Boat theft is on the increase, monitor your vessel with a marine CCTV system.
  • Building Sites & Plant Machinery Protect your plant, machinery and tools with a varierty of security systems.
  • Churches & Community Centres Vandalism, theft and criminal damage are a real threat – deter with CCTV.
  • Driveways and front of house CCTV cameras covering vehicles on your driveway.
  • Elderly Protect frail and vulnerable members of your family with remote access CCTV.
  • Factories & Warehouses Being able to monitor large spaces easily is vital in modern factories.
  • Farms Stock, livestock and equipment theft is on the increase, deter with CCTV.
  • Flats & Apartments Controlling and monitoring who enters buildings is very important.
  • Garages Protect your car, van or lorry by using security cameras.
  • Gardens Watch out for intruders in your garden. Thefts from gardens are growing.
  • Horse Stables Valuable horses are stolen to order, keep a close eye on remote stables.
  • Hotels Monitoring client movement is vital in busy and large hotel establishments.
  • Offices With large moments of people equals opportunist thieves and vandals.
  • Restaurants Non payment is a very real problem – record faces on entry.
  • Shops Shoplifting costs thousands, deter, monitor and record criminals.
  • Traffic ANPR and car park control is an efficient and sensible solution.

1. What is CCTV?

CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television and refers to one or more cameras linked to a monitoring point and/or recording device.


2. What is CCTV used for?

CCTV is used for cameras to view an area for the use of Security, Safety or Monitoring.


3. How will I know what system I need?

The type of system should be designed with the purpose in mind along with environmental conditions. Our surveyors are trained to match the correct equipment to your system’s needs.


4. What is Digital CCTV?

Digital CCTV refers to the use of the storage medium for the images, typically a hard drive within a DVR (Digital Video Recorder). This is not being too confused with IP video cameras which refer to the transport medium used to connect with the recording device.


5. What is a DVR?

DVR means Digital Video Recorder. This is the recording device that replaced the old video records that used tapes.


6. What is Video Motion Detection?

This is a type of based Video Analytics. It is able to see movement within the scene and can execute an action; like increase the record rate or email a picture etc… Basic Video Motion is not suited to external use as objects such as trees will cause it to trigger.


7. Can I view images remotely?

Yes, most DVR’s these days include remote viewing software. All you will need is a broadband line to which the DVR gets connected to.

And download the APP on your iphone, Android, IPAD, TABLETS


8. What happens when I ask for a quote?

Whether you request a quotation online or over the phone, the process is fairly straightforward and the first step is to discuss your requirements with one of our installers below are the steps listed in detail.

Your installer will take care of everything, acting as a single point of contact for you throughout the process.

If you have a problem, you can speak to a man who can solve it rather than speaking to a call centre.

When you’re happy to go ahead, your installer will book a date that’s convenient for you.

We can usually arrange an install within two weeks, but if you want it sooner, you might want to consider our fast track service.


9. What happens when you install my CCTV system?

We’ll arrive at your premises at an agreed time, usually between 8am and 9am. If we’re held up for any reason, we’ll call you immediately.

If you require us to use unmarked vans please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

The first thing we’ll do at your business is plan the cable routing. This usually takes between 15 and 20 minutes and if it’s possible, we’d like you to be there to give us your approval.

We always do our best to hide cables and make sure the job is neat and tidy; in fact, we take great pride in it.

Four to six camera systems can usually be installed within a day or 2.

If you’re having your system networked, we’ll need access to a computer in your premises and the passwords to your router. We don’t save these details.

The New DVRs use a clever P2P protocal for easy set up, no ROuter Knowledge required

We always carry dust sheets and are more than happy to remove outdoor shoes or clothing before entering your home or business.


10. What happens when the work is complete?

Once we’ve completed your installation, we’ll give you a full demonstration of its capabilities and provide you with a complete and comprehensive set of instructions that are written in plain English.

You’re more than welcome to call us at any time after you installation should you require any assistance whatsoever.


11. What Happens if I Catch Someone on Camera?

The chances are that you’ll want to get that evidence into the hands of the Police.

Footage can be saved to a memory stick and then transferred to CD/DVD to give to the police as evidence.

If your system is not networked, we can arrange a visit from an engineer to remove footage for you. There is a charge to this service.


12. How long will my system record for?

The short answer is as long as you want. All data is recorded to a built in hard drive, the bigger the hard drive, the longer your images will be saved. A 1TB hard drive should record four cameras (depending on frame rates) for one month. Therefore, it will record one camera for over four weeks.

13. What happens when it’s full?

Nothing. Your Digital Video Recorder will record over old images when the hard drive is full. So if you have capacity to record for 30 days, on day 31, day 1 recordings will be deleted to make room on the hard drive for day 31 recordings.

14. Can I make it record for longer?

Yes, you can switch on motion detection so that your Digital Video Recorder records only when motion is detected.

In a normal domestic situation, using motion detection could add weeks to your storage time, but there’s a price to pay. You’ll need to have the sensitivity on your motion detection quite high to ensure that you don’t miss anything. Increasing the sensitivity will mean that you will also record rain and possibly wind, especially if your cameras point to anything that moves in the wind.

15. Do the cameras light up at night?

If your camera has infrared, yes. There will be a small row of infra red lights that cast light that’s invisible to the human eye. Without this, your camera wouldn’t be able to see in the dark.

16. What’s the difference between CIF and D1 Recording?

Resolution is the size of the image on the displayed. The most popular resolutions are D1 or 4CIF and CIF. Nearly all DVRs will display in D1 or 4CIF but CIF is a more popular recording resolution. D1 and 4CIF are larger images, but to record the larger image takes up more hard drive space. In addition, most DVRs frame rate needs to be lowered to allow these resolutions to work. A DVR that records at 30 frames per second (real time) in CIF mode will usually only record around 7 frames per second in D1 or 4CIF. For a DVR to record at 30 frames per second in D1 or 4CIF is rare, the nearest to 30 frames you can record for is 25 frames per second which isn’t far off. DVRs are more affordable. The majority of our DVRS can record in D1 resolution at 25FPS (real time) at affordable prices.




17. What’s the difference between say 420TVL and 700TVL?

If you’ve ever had a look at a CCTV monitor before, you’d notice that most of the images or the videos are blurred, distort and you’ll even have trouble distinguishing someone’s face, this is because you are looking at low quality 420 TV line cameras. Basically, the difference between 700 TV Line CCTV Cameras and 420 TV Line Cameras is the resolution. It is obvious that 700 TV line CCTV cameras are way better than then low cost 420TV lines. The types of cameras that you usually see in some convenience stores, properties or fast food restaurants are 420 TV line cameras, Although people still considered it as a great way to remain protected for low cost and to keep an eye on individuals who may have bad intentions, with the types of technology and developments that we are faced with right now, why should you settle for less when there are improved and better solutions? Choosing between 700 TV Line CCTV Cameras then 420 TV Line Cameras is out of the question? You will get better resolution, which simply means better quality and more security on your end; it’s like comparing a security guard with poor vision to a security guard with 10/10 vision, it’s a no brainer.



18. What is TVL?

Analog CCTV surveillance video resolution is measured in TV lines as viewed on a monitor screen. Video quality is measured with converging lines of higher and higher density. The TVL resolution number is the line density where the camera is no longer able to reproduce individual lines. The higher this number is, the better the picture.

19. Do you have cameras that can see in the dark?

Yes. All of our cameras have infrared capabilities, depending on your budget you can buy cameras which give a better quality at night/dark and see a further distance.


20 . Do you supply HD DVR's and HD Cameras

Absolutley, this is now our prefered choice, the the quality is Far superior to th older 420TVl, 600TVL.

The DVR's are also more clever now with advanced feature




21. What if I can’t find the answer I’m looking for?

Send us your question using the contact us section and we will contact you with an answer. If it is a question we think should be added to the list we will do that too.

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