Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is a video surveillance technology with the capability to monitor a variety of environments and activities. A communication link is generally used between the CCTV security camera and monitor and can include full pan, tilt and zoom functionality.

There are many reasons why a business owner might want to install a CCTV security system. Whether it’s to capture shoplifters red-handed or to combat the increasing theft by internal staff, or simply to provide a business owner with more freedom and peace of mind that their business is secure.

CCTV security systems can be remotely operated from a control room. A security camera will detect an intruder when the viewer senses movement, by verifying if an alarm signal is real, and by monitoring constant surveillance areas. Various types of cameras may be used to capture video surveillance footage under varying lighting conditions. Some cameras are designed to be stationary and provide fixed views. Others can be remotely positioned by an operator to provide a specific view, using pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) controls. Video footage from multiple cameras can be recorded on digital storage devices for investigative purposes or displayed live through a management system by an operator, to enable a quick assessment and response.

The main benefits of CCTV surveillance solutions for businesses are that it enables a single operator to view and manage a single or multiple sites from a central location. Law enforcement officials can also use the records as evidence.

Digital video takes CCTV surveillance into an IT environment, enabling the system to function over LAN, WAN or Broadband (Internet), providing remote vision of the location and enhancing surveillance capabilities this has become a very popular security solution for business owners, providing the business owner with peace of mind that their business is secure.

CCTV system maintenance and repairs

Oliver-Ramsay Security’s experienced technicians also offer regular servicing for CCTV systems. Please contact us for more information about a regular maintenance plan or a free security system review.