What is Digital CCTV?
Recent advances in technology over the past couple of years have revolutionized the security sector and, in particular, the methods available to monitor movement and access within a specific area. Not only affordable by big businesses, but digital CCTV is also now available to the open market due to significant reductions in price and availability.
Digital CCTV comprises a PC based, multi-channel video surveillance system that utilizes the most advanced compression technologies to bring you the highest picture quality and video performance. Compared to analog CCTV, a far greater number of CCTV cameras can be connected to your network and viewed, all through a single PC monitor.
Completely upgradeable, your network can be expanded quickly and easily by simply installing additional cameras. In addition, you are not restricted to the type of camera you wish to install as the CCTV software is able to support all cameras within our product range.
If you already have an analog CCTV system installed at your site, you may only require a simple upgrade of some of the elements on your network in order to adapt to a digital CCTV system.
The picture quality of a digital CCTV system is far superior to that of an analog system and has been used successfully in the prosecution of thieves, vandals, and trespassers through the UK's criminal justice system. All digital CCTV systems supplied by CCTV Surveillance Ltd are fully compliant with the UK Police Requirements.
Digital Video Recorders
The CCTV footage generated by your camera network is recorded on a dedicated digital video recorder, which can be located either onsite or offsite. Triggered by motion detectors or movement on a CCTV camera, the DVR only records footage of activity so no "dead time" is unnecessarily stored. Sophisticated buffering means that the DVR also records events of up to 5 minutes previous to the trigger.
A digital video recorder is able to achieve digital storage multiplexing across up to 16 channels in one standalone box so all CCTV footage from your site can be recorded on a single unit.