Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is CCTV?

CCTV stands for Closed Circuit Television and refers to the camera/s linked to a monitoring point.

What is CCTV used for?

CCTV is used for cameras to view an area for the purpose of Security, Safety or Monitoring.

How will I know what system I need?

The type of system should be designed with the purpose in mind along with environmental conditions.  Our surveyors are trained to match the correct equipment to your home security needs.

What is Digital CCTV?

Digital CCTV refers to the use of the storage medium for the images, typically a hard drive within a DVR (Digital Video Recorder).  This is not to be to confused with IP video cameras which refer to the transport medium used to connect with the recording device.

What is a DVR?

DVR means Digital Video Recorder.  This is the recording device that replaced the old video records that used tapes.

What is Video Motion Detection?

This is a type of based Video Analytics.  It is able to see movement within the scene and can execute an action; like increase the record rate or email a picture etc... Basic Video Motion is not suited to external use as objects such as trees will cause it to trigger.

Can I view images remotely?

Yes, most DVR's these days include remote viewing software.  All you will need is a broadband line to which the DVR gets connected to.

How is CCTV affected by the Data Protection Act?

CCTV installed in your home does not normally fall within the Data Protection Act.  It is important that it is only viewing your property and not designed to be spying on neighbours etc.

For more information see:

http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/cctv_code_of_practice_html/index.html

 

 

 

Step up security at your home with CCTV cameras or a door entry system to screen visitors. If your home is worth protecting, you can't do better than a trusted security system from DS Systems.