CCTV Systems2024-07-17T03:28:07+00:00

CCTV SYSTEMS

 Our mission? CCTV Empower you with the eyes that never blink, and the lenses that never rest. Armed with a blend of technical expertise and boundless enthusiasm, we’re here to reshape your spaces into secure sanctuaries.

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CCTV TYPES

We specialize in unravelling the complexities of modern CCTV security challenges and weaving them into seamless solutions. From discreetly positioned cameras that blend into your aesthetics to intelligent systems that bring the future into focus. We curate surveillance experiences that are as captivating as they are comprehensive.

DVR

Usually the best CCTV option with a fixed budget. The cameras are very nearly as good as NVRs, cheaper and a lot simpler to Install, manage, repair and up-grade. Cameras are often interchangeable allowing easy repairs and upgrades. The camera simply passes the video to the DVR were all the processing is done.

NVR

Gives the greatest flexibility and largest list of CCTV features. Most solutions don’t require these features, so a DVR/Analogue solution is most effective. In digital systems the camera can process the video and compress it. It’s then ready for communication over a seperate or existing standard IP Network, which can reduce costs.

HVR

These are usually expensive and would rarely be designed into a new system. If the existing site uses both Digital and Analogue cameras, then a HVR is a potential solution. One common exception to this rule is where DVR is acceptable for most cameras, but an IPC with 2-Way Audio is required for a porch Camera or Doorbell.

Cloud

These systems use cloud-based storage via an internet connection to store the Video Footage. This can be stored locally or uploaded directly from the camera (IPC). Local storage incurs the cost of an on-site recorder (usually an NVR or NAS), without this, the system relies solely on the internet. Internet outages are becoming rarer, but speed can fluctuate and can cause uncontrollable issues.

CCTV By Tech My Space Ltd

At TMS we only install high quality 4 Megapixel systems (4MP) or above. We usually install Hikvision, one of the market leaders in CCTV Systems and partnered with Pyronix Alarms. They are not the cheapest on the market but have a proven track record and produce reliable, High Quality Video footage. Cheaper systems are available but are not as reliable and don’t carry a 3-year replacement warrantee (non-consumable parts only inc. HDD).

Although Hikvision are our preferred CCTV system to install, we often repair and upgrade NVRs and DVRs from Hilook, Maxxone and Swann, as well as the more DIY installations from Google Nest, Ring, Amazon Blink, and Yale. The cameras are a great deterrent and verification tool. Linking CCTV with a compatible Alarm is very powerful and reassuring Security System, with a host of remote features. If the system is connected to the internet, then both Live and Recorded Video can be viewed from almost anywhere with a Smart Phone using Wi-Fi or 3G/4G mobile signal.

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Experience that Delivers

We will fit or repair any CCTV system but we only Supply Hikvision as we are happy to put out name to it. We stand by our workmanship and the parts we supply. Our experience of maintaining equipment from other manufacturer’s has given us clear understanding of the phrase “Buy cheap, buy twice”. This especially true of imported or clearance systems, which are often out-of-date and unbranded systems supplied by unknown online suppliers.

Here at Tech My Space (TMS) we use a range of systems and cameras to suit the site. We have been installing CCTV for over ten years and have the experience to quickly understand your requirements. We use these to design the right system to suit your needs and budget.

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CCTV FAQ

Cheap CCTV?2024-07-19T00:04:28+00:00

There are many cheap often imported and unsupported CCTV unit available on the internet but having repaired these DIY installations, reasons they are cheap. Many are unbranded, old, low-quality stock with inaccurate specifications and short (if any) warranty. We have repaired these DIY systems and they all use PC HDD which are much cheaper but not designed for CCTV systems that run 24hr/day for many years.

Can CCTV footage be used in court?2024-07-18T20:48:30+00:00

Yes, CCTV footage in Court can be used as evidence, provided it meets certain legal standards. This includes ensuring the footage is relevant to the case, has been obtained legally, and its integrity has been maintained (i.e., it has not been tampered with or altered in any way). At TMS we can advise on UK CCTV data protection guidelines and our systems have helped the police identify several criminals.

CCTV Considerations?2024-07-18T23:30:25+00:00

CCTV Considerations include, the number, type, and position of cameras, also the length of recording time required. Then consider additional features like motion recording, night vision b/w or colour, video with one-way or two-way audio, line crossing, push notification etc.

Wired or Wireless Cameras, which is best?2024-07-18T23:41:23+00:00

Which is better, Wired or Wireless Cameras? Each have their place, but Wireless Cameras are more commonally a DIYD installation. At TMS we usually recommend Wired Cameras, over Wi-Fi or battery Cameras as they work reliably without intervention. Wi-Fi sounds attractive but as all cameras still require power, they either need frequent access for their Batteries to be charged, changed or a power cable. Batteries are inconvenient, and the power cable might as well transmit the video, which is more stable than Wi-Fi, especially through external walls.

Are CCTV cameras always recording? 2024-07-18T23:30:18+00:00

CCTV Recording can be set to 24/7, i.e. always recording. So some CCTV security solutions are always recording, but many only start when they detect motion or if an event happen. It all depends on the system specifications and your requirements.

Can CCTV cameras be hacked?2024-07-18T23:28:49+00:00

Can CCTV be Hacked? Unfortunately, like any online tech, CCTV systems can be hacked, but don’t worry, this is unlikely. Tech My Space uses encription and strong passwords to help keep the bad guys out. All our designs for Home and Commercial CCTV installation not only use Passwords but also Video Encryption and without either of these the video won’t play. We also fit offline systems that are not on the network or internet, so they can’t be remotely accessed or hacked.

Analogue or Digital CCTV Cameras (DVR/NVR)?2024-07-18T23:30:13+00:00

Anologue or Digital CCTV? The main difference is how they send video. Analogue Cameras send it to a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) which does all most of the processing, like motion or simple line crossing. IP cameras often do most of the image processing, then send the CCTV Footage over your Wi-Fi or Ethernet network to the NVR (Network Video Recorder). Digital Cameras are clearer but more expensive than Anologue. NVRs tend to have more additional features like line crossing, left/removed items, people counting, ANPR, and identification analysis like a car colour/type, recognising a person’s face, differentiating between dogs, cats, and people etc.

Will CCTV work without Internet?2024-07-18T23:28:55+00:00

Yes, CCTV without internet will work. It’ll still record everything which can be seen on a locally connected monitor. The internet will allow remote viewing of cameras footage on a mobile device.

Is CCTV effective? 2024-07-18T23:30:08+00:00

Not only Is CCTV Effective for deterring criminals and catching bad guys in the act, it can also provides evidence to the police. It helps make your property safer, especially when coupled to an Active Alarm using the same interactive App. Our commercial and business surveillance systems help prevent unnecessary callouts and reduce response times. We supply signages which can increase the visual deterrent, helping stop criminal before they start.

Where to place CCTV cameras? 2024-07-18T23:30:02+00:00

CCTV Cameras Positions varies widely on the specific job’s requirements. We use our expertise to explain options that optimise their position depending on many factors like, capture area, background lighting, visibility, security, wiring, glare, aesthetics etc. At TMS we usually prioritise entrances, windows, and other vulnerable or high value areas. Some home systems, especially business surveillance systems, require internal coverage using internal cameras, these can use Wi-Fi enabled IP Cameras to reduce cabling.

How to install CCTV? 2024-07-18T23:29:02+00:00

Installing CCTV can be complicated and usually requires internal and external cables to be run from the camera to the recorder (NVR/DVR). The cable type depends on many factors, TMS can design the best option to suit the budget, while implementing techniques to reduce the number of cables required. Once neatly installed, the cameras are connected to the recorder often, with a monitor and usually your internet network.

What’s the cost of CCTV? 2024-07-18T23:29:56+00:00

he cost of CCTV depends on many factors like the number and features of cameras used. Most cameras have black and white IR Night vision, but full colour night vision is also an option. At Tech My Space we have the 10 years’ experience, so your only a few quick questions from getting an estimate for the average cost of home CCTV system. We also offer free, no obligation local onsite surveys, just call us and we’ll arrange the rest.

How does CCTV work?2024-07-18T23:29:22+00:00

Our CCTV works by capturing video, and sometime audio footage with cameras, then sending it through cables or wireless connections to a recorder. At TechMySapce we recommend connecting a monitor or the internet this feed, where the video can be viewed. Some security systems may include additional features like motion detection, night vision, and automatic alerts.

What is the best CCTV system?2024-07-18T23:29:10+00:00

The Best CCTV system can vary greatly depending on individual requirements. At TMS we design new systems using Hikvision, arguably one of the most reliable and “best CCTV Brands in the UK”. We also maintain and repair surveillance systems from many makes including Dahua, Axis, Sony, Panasonic, Honeywell, Uniview and Swann etc.

What is a CCTV system? 2024-07-18T23:29:17+00:00

What is CCTV? It’s a security system that uses video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific recorder where it can be viewed on a defined set of monitors. It’s like having an extra set of eyes that never sleep, watching your property 24/7.

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If you have any questions about any of our services, please feel free to contact us. We install, repair and maintain, CCTV, Security Alarms, phones, Wi-Fi, and many other home or office technologies. Email is great for technical information and requirements. A phone call often works best to convey general information and ask questions. You can also send us a message by using the form below or why not WhatsApp us a picture.

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