CCTV technology has come on a long way, particularly in the last decade. So much so that we no longer have to put up with grainy poor images that we are used to seeing on crime stoppers.
When used alongside additional security methods like burglar (intruder) alarms, CCTV systems really come into their own against theft and vandalism at work or home. Being able to monitor your premises via a smartphone/tablet app or a web browser is proven to deter criminals, as well as giving you the peace of mind you need in your building.
Here at NSW have installed high-quality CCTV systems across the whole of West Yorkshire and surrounding areas, providing our customers with tailored solutions suiting their individual needs. All our installs are fitted to the highest standard, with our engineers taking great pride in their work.
Every CCTV system that we design, and install is capable of recording high-resolution video.
CCTV images from a system that has been professionally designed can be used as evidence in a court of law.
For more information on the legalities of CCTV, see the ICO website.
Types of CCTV systems
Types of CCTV Systems: Analogue and Digital
There are two types of CCTV systems available: analogue and digital. While analogue CCTV systems have been around for a long time, digital CCTV systems are relatively new.
Digital CCTV: IP Technology
The latest technology used in digital CCTV systems is Internet Protocol (IP). IP cameras can be either hardwired or wireless and can use home wifi or even sim cards to function.
Recent Advancements in IP Technology
In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of IP CCTV cameras. Big Chinese firms like Hikvision and UNIVIEW have invested a great deal in research and development, leading to the advancement of IP technology.
Analogue CCTV systems, on the other hand, typically use a coax cable, similar to those used in TV aerial or satellite dish installations. They can also use cat 5/6 cable like IP CCTV, but require special units called baluns to fit on the cable.
Choosing the Right CCTV System
Both analogue and digital CCTV systems have their own advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the right system can be daunting, but our expertise in CCTV can help guide you in the right direction, ensuring you get the best system possible for your needs.