CCTV Systems

Stay protected with our CCTV systems

What is CCTV?

Closed circuit television, also known as CCTV, is a network of cameras and recording equipment connected through an isolated and private network (“closed circuit”). It is often used as part of a security system to guard against thefts, break-ins, and other incidents.

How does a CCTV system work?

A CCTV system is usually made up of cameras, storage devices and monitors. The cameras are linked up to monitored computers where footage and information are recorded on a hard drive (or the cloud) and stored for the length of time you specify. A CCTV system therefore refers to all the components that make up the system including the cameras, wiring, hard drive, cloud, smartphone app and everything in between.

Types of CCTV

There are many types of CCTV camera. Common types include dome cameras, bullet cameras, C-mount cameras and PTZ (pan tilt and zoom) cameras. Some cameras also have special features like infrared night vision and full colour night vision.

Why do you need CCTV?

CCTV helps keep your site and property safe by:

Keeping your site monitored 24/7, even remotely

Providing evidence of crime

Serving as visual deterrent

Reducing home/business insurance

Added peace of mind

For businesses, it has the added benefits of:

Reducing shoplifting

Reducing employee theft

Reducing workplace harassment

Improving customer service

Which one should I get? CCTV, burglar alarm or both?

  • Both CCTV and burglar alarms are powerful deterrents against criminals. However, unlike burglar alarms which focus on stopping crimes from happening in the first place, CCTV footage is often used as evidence in post-incident investigations.

  • If used as part of an integrated security system and in conjunction with other security measures, CCTV becomes much more efficient in protecting your site and raising your overall security level.

  • We recommend using a security alarm as your first line of defence and install CCTV as an extra layer of protection.

Why Choose Harpenden Alarms?

  • Reliable high-quality CCTV 
    • We supply high quality CCTV systems that are renowned for their performance and reliability.
  • Professional CCTV installation 
    • Our highly trained engineers will design and install your CCTV system to ensure the optimum performance of all cameras.
  • Fully serviced, fully covered
    • Our friendly team can take care of everything from installation to maintenance and testing of your CCTV system so that you can rest assured you are in safe hands!