What Does CCTV Mean?

CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television, which is a video surveillance system used to monitor/record activities in the area it covers. The footage can be viewed on the system’s monitor, with most modern systems linkable to a smartphone app so that footage can be viewed remotely.

Where Are CCTV Systems Installed?

CCTV systems are installed in commercial and residential properties. With advances in technology, these systems aren’t obtrusive and won’t compromise the aesthetics of the space. When installing CCTV systems in Perth homes and workplaces, the location of the cameras is important as they should cover the areas most at risk, for example, access points such as front and rear doors.

What Are CCTV Systems Used For?

Video surveillance systems protect people and property through the monitoring/recording of the area under surveillance. In residential properties, they safeguard residents’ wellbeing and protect their property, whereas in commercial environments they protect staff and business assets.

CCTV systems in Perth business premises and homes provide a visible deterrent to intruders, thieves and vandals, however, should an incident occur, the video footage can be used to identify and prosecute the perpetrators.

What Are Common CCTV System Features?

The features of a CCTV system will depend on the complexity of the system. The main features of these systems are monitoring, recording and playback. Monitoring involves viewing the footage on the system’s monitor, recording entails the storing of CCTV footage and playback is the process of viewing the footage stored on a digital media storage device, like a computer hard drive.

As the foremost security systems provider in Perth, Castle Security designs, supplies and installs CCTV systems that meet our clients’ specific monitoring, recording and playback requirements.

Which CCTV System Is Right for Me?

We design CCTV systems by evaluating your specific security requirements, so you can rest assured that your new video surveillance system will provide the right level of protection for your home or workplace. A wide range of features and options are available, so you’re sure to find a CCTV system that meets your needs and budget.

Does CCTV Work In the Dark?

CCTV cameras that feature monochrome mode, like IR (infrared) cameras, can capture video footage in dark environments. The quality of the footage depends on lighting conditions, with better lighting providing better quality video footage.

What Does CCTV Servicing Involve?

Following the CCTV installation at your Perth property, ongoing servicing/maintenance is required to ensure the system continues to operate at optimal levels and provides the protection and security you deserve. When Castle Security services your CCTV system, we’ll perform the following tasks:

  • Inspect cameras, lenses and other components for damage and clean/repair as required
  • Check and test remote signalling equipment, video recording and playback quality
  • Inspect CCTV control equipment (monitors, DVR, etc.) and clean/repair as required
  • Check the camera/s are providing the correct field of view and adjust if necessary