An important aspect of digital technology that has revolutionized the CCTV
industry, other than the reduction in cost, is the versatility of the image we
Starting with the camera, we can now amplify light levels whilst
reducing noise to provide clearer pictures in lower light levels. We can also
compensate for bright areas within a picture that would traditionally have
"whited" out a picture and not allowed the recording of car number plates whilst
the car headlamps were on.
Once we have our digital image from the camera we can do a lot with it. The
digital image can be compressed so that the amount of information we can
transmit down a telephone line or store on a computer can be dramatically
For storage the three main variables are; amount of information
in a picture (file size), amount of pictures taken per second (frame number)
and the amount of recording medium available (disk size). It is important to
receive the correct advice to ensure you record a picture of sufficient
quality with enough history to trace back past events.
The digital image is so versatile that we do not need a dedicated network for
CCTV systems anymore. We can give the camera its own IP address and sit it on a
computer network so that we can hold a buffer memory at the camera whilst
transmitting a limited amount of information over your network so as not to clog
up your system. High quality recordings can then be accessed from the camera as
they are required.
Once you have the correct information we can do all sorts with it. If you run a
bar and have a suitable electronic till we can interface the recording to
overlay what was rung into the till to prevent what is termed "seepage". For
health and safety or manufacturing process control we can program a camera to
move automatically to a preset position to record when an area is used or a
machine switched on.
This is immensely valuable in preventing false insurance claims and for the
efficient supervision of process control. We can integrate with your alarm
system so that if a key holder accesses a building when you do not want them
to do we can email you the pictures or send them to your smart phone so that
you are always kept informed. For clients with retail outlets we can provide
software that can provide information on customer numbers.
The important aspect of integrating systems is that we can provide very
specific information without the need to review hours of recording or
constantly watching live CCTV monitors.
It is more of a question of you telling us what the problem is and we will
design the solution for you.