Category: IP Security

The Lesser Known Benefits of CCTV

Mar 02, 2016

CCTV offers a raft of benefits. As a preventative security measure, when used alongside intruder alarms and security lighting, CCTV is one of the best deterrents available, particularly when it is backed up by physical security measures such as window bars, door grilles and insurance graded locks.

If you have been considering CCTV as part of your security strategy, you will no doubt be familiar with its numerous advantages such as being able to provide robust evidence in the event of a crime; monitoring unoccupied premises and keeping an eye on unmonitored exit and entry points. But did you know there were even more benefits to investing in CCTV and that it offers a great deal of flexibility that you may not have been aware of?

In this post we take a look at some of the lesser known ways that CCTV can be put to effective use. It’s quite an eye-opener. (more…)

IP CCTV: Is it Right for My Business?

Dec 03, 2015

Following on from last month’s post where we discussed the pros and cons of wireless security systems, we promised a closer look at the ins and outs of hosted or ‘IP’ security cameras, and here it is.

It can be a challenge trying to decide which type of security cameras to install on your business premises. On one hand, wired cameras hold the advantage in that they are not subject to interference or at risk from unauthorised remote access, but they can also be more expensive and far less flexible than their wireless counterparts. (more…)

Is Wireless Security a Viable Option for your Business?

Nov 24, 2015

If you are considering options for a new or replacement security system for your business, it is likely you will have come across numerous alternatives. There is plenty of choice, and it can be confusing deciding which would be the most beneficial for your particular set-up and level of risk.

Taking independent advice from a security professional that is unbiased and can provide access to solutions and products from right across the market is essential. Do this, and one of the solutions you will no doubt be presented with is wireless security.

Wireless intruder alarm and CCTV systems are often recommended for modern premises, and on the opposite side of the coin, for older period or timber framed properties. The absence of cabling is the key benefit in these cases, but it’s not the only advantage, and modern and period properties are definitely not the only types of premises that can benefit from wireless security. (more…)

A Helpful Guide to Choosing the Right Door Entry System

Jan 30, 2014

Door entry systems provide both the perfect security solution and, for businesses, simple compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act. Intercom technology has come a long way since the original analogue audio systems with a panel at the front door and dedicated entry handset to ‘buzz you in’. First, video was added so that callers could be scrutinised. After black and white came colour versions. Next digital signals replaced the analogue ones. (more…)

Multiple Site Security: Why a Multi-Layered Approach is Vital

Sep 09, 2013

In certain industries such as transportation, telecommunications, education, logistics and warehousing and commercial, healthcare and industrial facilities, it’s common for organisations to have multiple sites distributed across various geographical locations, many of which will be isolated and some will be unmanned.

In these situations, a multi-layered approach to security is crucial and thankfully, with such progressive advancements in technology, it is possible to network bespoke, advanced systems from site to site, with everything reporting back to a central station or operator courtesy of various transmission methods, including IP technology. (more…)

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