Everything you need to know…
Any number of cameras viewing perceived vulnerable areas linked to a CCTV Monitor and a digital video recorder. The recorder will store images from all the cameras for up to 30 days and if required the cameras can be viewed remotely via the internet using the recorder’s on board ethernet link. These systems are referred to as passive in that they record events as they occur but do not generate any reaction.
Lighting levels are vital for ensuring good quality images and so a site visit is essential for designing a CCTV system. Light levels can be enhanced by white light, infra red light and thermal imaging. Number plate details are often required these can be achieved using specialist number plate recognition cameras. Facial recognition of individuals can be achieved only if the subject gets close to the camera and is not masked.
Data Protection Act:
Some larger CCTV systems have to be registered with the Information Commissioners Office. Notes of guidance are issued with each specification.