OneEighty is the complete specialist in the design and installation of Closed Circuit Television, Access Control and Integrated Security Systems. Our policy is to provide our customers with a 5-star service, ranging from technical sales and system design through to installation, training and maintenance from our in-house team.
What is CCTV?
CCTV is a video system in which specifically placed cameras record video images and transmit these to a monitor/monitors, with only a small number of people being able to access it.
What is CCTV used for?
CCTV systems are primarily used for security, monitoring and surveillance purposes. In terms of security, CCTV can be used to monitor both public and property security. For monitoring and surveillance purposes, CCTV can be used to for investigation or crime prevention.
Why is it important to have CCTV?
- It can deter crime
- It can be used as evidence, and therefore acts as a force of law enforcement
- It can monitor employers, and encourage greater work productivity
- It can lower costs by preventing burglary
- It can be used for the safety of others; e.g helping track lost people, monitoring workers operating in dangerous conditions.
What are the types of CCTV cameras?
One Eighty works with various types including but not limited to:
The dome camera is one most commonly used for indoor and outdoor security and surveillance. The shape of the camera makes it difficult for onlookers to tell which way the camera is facing, which is a strong piece of design, deterring criminals by creating an air of uncertainty.
Bullet cameras are long and cylindrical in shape and are ideal for outdoor use. Their strengths lie specifically in applications which require long distance viewing. Installed within protective casings, the cameras are shielded against dust, dirt and other natural elements. The cameras can easily be mounted with a mounting bracket, and come fitted with either fixed or varifocal lenses depending on the requirements of its intended application.
Night Vision Camera
Capable of operating in both normal and poorly lit environments, these cameras benefit from not requiring inbuilt infrared illuminators as they can capture clear video images in the dark thanks to their extra sensitive imaging chips. For this reason, these cameras are ideal for outdoor surveillance applications in which IR cameras are unable to function optimally.
PTZ CCTV Camera
PTZ – Pan/tilt/zoom – cameras allow the camera to be moved left or right (panning), up and down (tilting) and even allow the lens to be zoomed closer or farther. These cameras are used in situations where a live guard or surveillance specialist is there operating the security systems.
For more on these camera’s and NVR options, it can be viewed in our Products Section.
When it comes to cabling, for IP systems we use CAT5e or CAT6 Cabling, and for Analog systems, the use of Coaxial cable is advised.