One of the Leading CCTV Installers in Blackburn
CCTV Systems (Closed Circuit Television)
CCTV Security System Technology that is tailored to you…
From single, dome cameras to multiple CCTV systems we provide the solution, installation and service, as well as user training when choosing us as your CCTV installation partner in Blackburn Lancashire.
We work with you to identify your needs and provide the best solution that suits your requirement and your pocket.
Using quality and reliable equipment and qualified CCTV installers you can be assured of a professional approach.
Professional Service CCTV system and ongoing support…
To ensure you get the most from your system we can provide a wide range of security systems including free consultation on the best deployment for your system and the best technology.
In addition, we offer professional CCTV installation, cctv services and ongoing management of your system. Our expert team integrates the CCTV camera and other security solutions (such as access control systems or intruder alarms) with online software to help you keep an eye on whether you’re on-site or off-site.
It keeps a track of people visiting your premises and provides complete protection through the new CCTV system. We can also support you with other security services such as alarm systems, remote monitoring, remote viewing, digital recording and data storage.
Why do you need CCTV in Blackburn?
Blackburn has one of the highest crime rates in Lancashire per 1000 inhabitants which ranks 9th in the whole of England. Guardhall offers all your CCTV needs that will enable you to protect both the security of your home and business. Blackburn’s crime statistics show that Blackburn has the highest crime rate in the United Kingdom with a crime rate of 9 percent in the county.
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We were impressed enough to ask Guardhall to upgrade our CCTV recently. This they did quickly and efficiently with no disruption to our business.
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Guardhall CCTV FAQs
What is CCTV For?
CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television, where cameras are connected to a recording and monitoring system for security and safety purposes. CCTV cameras are used to monitor public and private areas to detect criminal, dangerous or other unwanted activity as well as physical threats and damage.
How Do I Know If I Need CCTV?
CCTV helps you protect a business, home or any other private property or premises 24-7, both interior and exterior areas, including entrances, exits and perimeters, storage areas and vehicle parking.
CCTV can work together with an intruder alarm system to provide a high level of protection for you, your staff, family and/or visitors on-site, as well as for your valuables and other assets. External monitoring by Guardhall, backed up by our keyholding service can provide you with peace of mind 24/7.
How Do I Choose The Best Camera For My Needs?
That’s where Guardhall can help. We recommend fixed lens cameras as standard as you will not need to adjust the zoom and focus. We can carry out a free no-obligation site survey, risk assessment and provide a written quotation for your premises to meet your exact needs. All of the external cameras we offer have infrared built-in as standard, so they will work at low light according to the camera model.
What Is A DVR?
CCTV records onto a DVR, Digital Video Recorder, which has one or more hard disks. It connects to external cameras according to the system set up. Our DVR’s can support a number of channels (connections). Several of our NVR’s can also connect to IP cameras over the network.
The maximum distance between a camera and an HD CCTV system is usually around 200m.
Do I need An NVR?
Do I need IP Cameras?
IP (Internet Protocol) cameras use an internet-based network connection to store and receive recorded data, as opposed to analogue CCTV which requires a DVR. Internet protocol cameras, also known as network cameras are very popular now and can either be wired to a broadband modem or router via an ethernet cable or used wirelessly by connecting to a Wi-Fi router.
Some IP cameras only record when motion is detected. They store data directly to the cloud or an internal SD card and send notifications to smart devices to alert users of activity. IP cameras are much easier to install, with one cable connecting to the mains power supply.
IP cameras can therefore be quite quickly connected to an alarm or monitoring system so that protection is up and running fast, often in a day. If you have an urgent requirement please let us know. The maximum distance between a camera and IP CCTV system is usually around 100 metres, subject to a number of factors.
How Fast Does My Broadband Have To Be?
When you are viewing remotely, you want to have good upload speeds as you will be streaming footage from the NVR/DVR. We would recommend a minimum of 2MB upload speed for remote viewing.
How can I View My Camera’s From a Computer Or Mobile Phone?
With an App provided by Guardhall, you can connect to any of the installed recorders where there is a network connection. The Apps are available for both Apple and Android devices. There is software too for connection to a PC or Mac.
You can use the app on your mobile device to view live or recorded footage at any time when there is a network connection.
How Many Users Can View the Premises at the Same Time?
We would recommend that no more than a single figure number of users log in on a standard network – the fewer the better. This is because any larger number of viewers at separate locations can make heavy demands on the bandwidth available to the system, with each user streaming all the video film for each camera.
What Happens to My CCTV if There Is a Power Cut?
Does The CCTV Camera Work at Night In The Dark?
Gaurdhall can provide cameras that record using infrared light, which enables good night time recording.
How Long Can CCTV Recordings Be Stored On The System?
What Happens When The Hard Drive Is Full?
What Is Video Motion Detection?
Sensitivity settings enable you to adjust how much movement is detected before an action is triggered. Motion detection works through the DVR/NVR when the system detects that the pixels in the image change.