CCTV Installation With Camera Monitoring

In an era where security is of utmost concern, a robust Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) system has become a necessity for both homes and businesses. These systems don’t merely serve as a passive recording device but can offer real-time monitoring, providing an active security solution. Let’s delve into the specifics of CCTV installation and the benefits of camera monitoring.

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Understanding CCTV and Camera Monitoring

CCTV is a private network of cameras that capture video footage and transmit it to a centralized recording system or monitor. The ability to keep an eye on the premises in real-time is where camera monitoring comes into play. Monitoring allows for instant response to any suspicious activities, making it a proactive tool in preventing potential incidents.

Steps for CCTV Installation

1. Site Assessment

An initial site assessment is crucial to identify critical areas that require monitoring, like entrances, exits, hallways, cash registers (for businesses), or secluded parts of a property.

2. Choosing the Right Cameras

Once the areas for installation are decided, the appropriate camera types need to be selected. There are various types, including bullet cameras for long-distance viewing, dome cameras for 360-degree coverage, PTZ cameras for pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities, and IP cameras for high-resolution footage.

3. Network Set-up

Next is the setup of the network infrastructure, including cabling and positioning of the digital video recorder (DVR) or network video recorder (NVR). If using IP cameras, it is essential to ensure a strong and secure internet connection.

4. Installation of Cameras

Professional installers then mount the cameras in the pre-decided spots. It’s crucial that cameras are positioned in such a way to provide the broadest possible coverage.

5. System Configuration and Testing

Finally, the system needs to be configured, which includes setting up recording parameters, configuring alerts, and testing the system to ensure everything is working correctly.

Camera Monitoring

The real power of a CCTV system lies in active monitoring. This can be conducted onsite or remotely via internet-connected devices like smartphones or laptops. Advanced systems can even provide notifications if they detect movement in specified areas during certain hours.

In businesses, active monitoring can enhance security and operational efficiency. For instance, real-time monitoring can help manage crowd control, oversee employee productivity, and deter shoplifting or employee theft.

For homes, active monitoring can be used to verify visitor identity, monitor service workers, or even to check on the well-being of family members, such as elderly relatives or children.

A reliable CCTV installation from Dataworld will give you the footage you can depend on for those rare occasions that it is required.

We have experience installing most makes of CCTV camera systems. We only specify equipment from proven suppliers such as Dahua, Hikvision, Uniview and Honeywell. We can cover any size of project & have undertaken many high profile CCTV & surveillance installations in Kenya.

IP CCTV Installation​

An IP CCTV installation allows you to monitor your CCTV security systems with remote access for live video and playback on your smartphone, tablet or other internet-enabled device, from anywhere in the world.

CCTV Recording With NVRs (Network Video Records)

CCTV recording with network video recorders (NVRs) allows you to store massive amounts of high frame-rate data, boosting the clarity of your CCTV footage. NVRs can be searched both locally and over your network or remotely via your Smartphone or other IP enabled device (laptops, tablets etc.) as well as on traditional monitors. Easy to use search options allow you to search by time and date, alarm activation and much more.​

HD CCTV Cameras With Infra Red Technology

Dataworld provide HD CCTV cameras from 1080p HD up to 4K quality. We can install High Definition camera systems to upgrade or replace your current system using your existing coaxial cabling. Our CCTV with infra red technology greatly improves visibility of the system & connects to your broadband for remote viewing via a smartphone or tablet.

ANPR Systems – Automatic Number-Plate Recognition

ANPR systems automatically identify vehicles by their number-plates. You can use automatic number-plate recognition with CCTV analytics to create access lists so that gates, bollards or barriers open automatically when an authorised vehicle approaches. Alternatively, you can remove the barriers altogether and create a ‘digital fence’ which simply notifies security staff when a new or unauthorised vehicle enters the site. This helps to create a more open, welcoming environment without reducing security.

CCTV Repair & Maintenance Service

As well as providing a CCTV & surveillance system installation service, Dataworld also operates a CCTV Repair & Maintenance service. As part of the installation process we will draw up a comprehensive maintenance plan for your system, which you can take up upon completion as an optional extra. We can also inspect and service any existing CCTV System so you can be sure they are properly installed and maintained to the highest standards.

How Can CCTV Analytics Save Costs With Automatic Monitoring?

CCTV analytics helps you to harness the power of your CCTV & surveillance system. Like remote CCTV monitoring, it can save on the costs of manned guarding. Many of the IP CCTV cameras Dataworld install now have basic (Hikvision) or advanced (Avigilon) CCTV analytics built-in. CCTV analytics software identifies events such as unauthorised entry, vehicle movements and objects left in or removed from an area as potential threats and notifies you that they have taken place. It is also self-learning so it learns to tell the difference between genuine alarms and false alarms, saving you time and money.

Remote CCTV Monitoring From A Central Monitoring Station

After installing your CCTV system, Dataworld can set up remote CCTV monitoring. Your CCTV system can then send footage to our central monitoring station for out of hours security. This can be added to your existing system as well. In the event of an intrusion attempt or fire, trained security staff can assess the situation and take the appropriate course of action. They can challenge the intruder verbally (if speakers are installed) or call the police. In the event of a fire, they can also inform the fire brigade. Remote monitoring helps reduce false alarms, improves security and saves on manned guarding costs.

Using CCTV With Access Control Systems

By integrating your CCTV with access control systems, you can now see who is arriving at your front door before they knock and allow them access with the simple press of a button. Facial recognition & critical point recognition technology can be coupled with CCTV analytics software for automated monitoring & automated access.

How To Network CCTV Cameras With CCTV Video Encoding & Decoding

Video encoders and video decoders allow you to integrate your existing analogue CCTV camera installation with a new network or IP CCTV system. You get all the benefits of a network-based IP CCTV system without discarding existing analogue cameras and cabling. If your budget does not allow for a full IP CCTV upgrade in a single phase, Dataworld can upgrade your system in as many stages as you require.

Integrating CCTV With Intruder Alarms Or Fire Alarms

Your CCTV camera installation can be used to verify intruder alarms or fire alarms activation.

CCTV installation coupled with active camera monitoring creates an effective, proactive security solution. It’s not just about recording incidents but also about preventing them, helping to foster a safer environment for homes and businesses.

Remember, choosing an experienced, reliable installation service will help ensure your system is tailored to your needs, expertly installed, and well supported. After all, the safety and security of your property should always be the top priority.