Cameras are available either as traditional Analogue devices or more commonly these days IP (Internet Protocol) devices that plug into the homes data network or connect wirelessly. Wireless systems can suffer from interference from devices such as routers, cordless phones and microwaves, and can be blocked by heavy masonry or metal objects and some of today’s high performance insulation.
Monochrome (black and white) CCTV cameras tend to be the most effective in low light, particularly when used with integral infrared illumination – a feature found on some cameras. Our cameras will film in colour during the day and switch to monochrome when it gets dark.
The cameras have a sensor that turns them on when they detect movement. This can be handy if you want to reduce the amount of footage you’re storing.
All our systems produce high-quality images which are needed if CCTV footage is to be used as evidence in court.
Most home systems use a PC hard drive or standalone digital video recorder (DVR). The main advantage of PC-connected systems is that they often come with software to view the images.
Our home CCTV systems let you check images over the internet using a PC or smart phone. Other options include email or text notifications when cameras are activated.