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CCTV Systems

CCTV Systems

CCTV video surveillance is now common place commercially, in the public sector and increasingly so at residential properties. A CCTV installation is used to prevent crime, increase security and protect properties, but the list goes on; the potential uses of a CCTV installation should not be underestimated.

CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television. The term “closed circuit” means that the system cannot be viewed by anyone, except you. CCTV can be overt or covert, with discreet hidden cameras or a obvious statement of security.

The CCTV systems installed by Excel range from simple, stand-alone cameras for smaller properties to highly advanced, securely networked, High Definition, night vision CCTV systems, and much more. Your CCTV installation can also be integrated with intruder alarms, access control and fire alarm systems.

The CCTV installation options are vast but you can be assured that every CCTV system that Excel installs is carefully designed to suit your individual requirements. We assess your property professionally and advise on the components of a CCTV installation which will suit you best.

Some of the features and components we’ve included in previous CCTV installations include Number Plate recognition (VNPR & ANPR), hard drive recording, cloud storage, IP (Internet Protocol) and Wi-Fi technology, iPhone / smart phone viewing apps for remote access, infra red, monitored systems and CCTV systems linked to Police response.

CCTV Monitoring

Very often a CCTV installation comprises of multiple cameras, but recording and monitoring CCTV can be shared on a single recording device and monitor. Digital Recording (DVR) is used to record and store CCTV images and most systems allow remote monitoring, so no matter where in the world you are you can view your property using your CCTV online. All remote CCTV monitoring is secure and transmitted through special CCTV software provided.

There are two types of CCTV monitoring. Reactive CCTV monitoring uses alarm systems on your premises. These then trigger images to be transmitted to a special CCTV monitoring centre who then deal with the incident. Proactive CCTV monitoring involves real-time footage constantly monitored by an operator who can manually instigate the appropriate course of action.

We can advise on the suitability of any components of a CCTV installation to suit your requirements and will be happy to arrange a visit and free quotation.

It is possible to purchase basic CCTV equipment and install it yourself, but the quality of the equipment and installation will likely be compromised, which of course it shouldn’t when it comes to your security. It is also imperative that the images that the CCTV system captures are good enough for law enforceability. Sadly, very often they are not. The technology and hardware that we use when designing and installing CCTV systems is market leading and of the best quality.

CCTV Code of Practice and The Data Protection Act

CCTV in the Public Sector is governed by the Data Protection Act of 1998. It is a criminal offence to have an unregistered CCTV system that records people in a public or a private place. Your CCTV system must be registered in order to comply with the Data Protection Act. Excel will assist and advise further regarding the law on CCTV, but there are also points of good practice available at

For more information on CCTV installation, or to arrange a visit and free quotation please contact us on 01420 549955 or send an enquiry online.