At the heart of security solutions…
The range of CCTV applications is vast as is the number of products and systems available to meet these requirements. Guardhall is a one-stop destination offering CCTV installation services in Accrington.
Our expert team of designers, architects and engineers designs and installs security cameras in commercial and residential spaces in Accrington.
If you’re looking for a professional company that can help you with CCTV installation in the Accrington area, call Guardhall on 01254 388 838.
We will be happy to discuss the appropriate options with you and carry out a free survey.
Technology that is tailored to you…
From single to multiple camera systems we provide the solution, installation and service, as well as user training when choosing us as your CCTV installation partner.
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 installation and ongoing support…
In addition, we offer professional CCTV installation, service and ongoing management of your system. Our expert team integrates the CCTV camera 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. We can also support you with remote monitoring, digital recording and data storage.
Do you have a question about our service?
Take a look at our FAQs...
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Guardhall CCTV FAQs
What is CCTV For?
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.