Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of strategically placed video cameras around an area that records footage, and is then transmitted to a display monitor(s) for real-time viewing as well as footage playback.
A CCTV system therefore refers to all aspects and components that make up the system, such as the camera, wiring, video footage storage (via the cloud or digital video recorder), monitors, access control and general system management.
CCTV can play a major role in protecting your property and personnel, by providing detection that can allow certain areas to be watched over 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Security cameras also provide the opportunity to record criminal activity for evidential purposes.
As well as recording video footage, a CCTV system can also notify you if there is activity or movement on a certain camera at a set time. For instance, in the dead of night whilst the business premises in closed and employees have gone home. This notification could indicate that someone may be about or looking to break-in to your site.
ADP Security installs a range of CCTV systems for domestic as well as commercial customers, depending upon your individual operational requirements; from one camera to multiple cameras installed internally and externally, providing on-site monitoring and recording to remote viewing of cameras in live or recorded mode via a mobile phone, over a computer network or from our Control Centre in Petersfield.
Building sites will have expensive plant and equipment that has to be guarded night and day. Site security, health and safety risks and fire hazards can all be monitored by a Security Officer either on-site or from our Control Centre in Petersfield.
Schools are another good example where CCTV can help to monitor pupils, staff and visitors entering and leaving their premises and provides additional sets of ‘eyes’ to the Bursar or Head Teacher when it matters the most.
ADP Security is able to offer system design and installation which ensures legal compliance, maintenance and monitoring of your CCTV requirements.
Access Control Systems
Educational establishments, for example have to provide a certain amount of flexibility but also control on who may enter school premises and at what times whilst still providing a relaxing environment for the children.
Hospitals need to allow free entry to the public whilst providing high security in certain areas of the premises for vulnerable patients, restricted access to drug storage areas key secure areas for members of staff.
ADP Security has many years of experience with installing controlled access systems to suit the appropriate level of control required with ease of use by those involved. Systems may now be networked with software applications which allow for user reports to be produced, giving vital information in the case of emergencies such as roll call, who left the building, at what time and whether they re-entered again.
Intruder Alarm Systems
Installing an Intruder Alarm (or burglar alarms as they are also known) is still one of the best investments you can make in order to deter intruders from breaking in to your property or premises.
Most intruders are well versed to know which bell boxes represent working systems and which are just dummies – once a working system has been observed, normally their decision is to move on to a property without an alarm and easy access!
Intruder systems can range from just an audible alarm which emits a sound only, to systems which send an SMS/text message to a mobile phone confirming activation and finally, a monitored alarm. Upon activation, these systems dial through to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) who monitor the signal and take the necessary action. This may include contacting key-holders on behalf of the client, sending a mobile response vehicle or contacting emergency services, if appropriate.
ADP Security will happily carry out a site survey and risk assessment, design and quote a system for you, install, maintain and monitor the system, if required.