FAQs – All About CCTV

Got a question that is not covered here then drop us a message through the contact page and we will get back to you, here is a selection of CCTV related questions have been asked over the years.

What is CCTV?

CCTV means “Closed Circuit Television”. CCTV system is used to monitor and or record the activities in an area for the purpose of safety and protection of property.

What are the features of a CCTV system?

The main features of any CCTV are surveillance, recording and playback. CCTV surveillance enables the viewing of footages from CCTV cameras via one or more CCTV monitors. CCTV recording is the process of storing footages from CCTV cameras on a Digital Video Recorder, for instant or future playback and or back up.

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Can I supply my own CCTV equipment?

You may supply your CCTV equipment to be installed for you subject to installation costs. However we do not offer any guarantee on the installation of equipment that are not supplied by us.

What guarantee do you give on the CCTV system?

Your CCTV system comes with our standard 12 months minimum parts and labour warranty. For additional years cover, check our CCTV Maintenance package

What are the benefits of Digital CCTV?

Some of the benefits of digital CCTV are better recording and playback pictures; continuous recording on hard disk saves you the troubles with tapes. Remote access via internet is another feature of digital CCTV.

Why do I need CCTV?

CCTV helps to protect your business and staff; it is a visible deterrent against theft and vandalism. CCTV can also be useful in home security to monitor and protect the drive and gardens. CCTV footage can be invaluable in the identification and prosecution of the perpetrators of crimes.

How do I choose the right CCTV?

The choice of a CCTV system will depend on your needs and your budget. You would need to consider the cameras and recording media suitable to your requirements. Contact several CCTV suppliers for information on their products and installation services. Consider Northern Security Solutions CCTV packages.

Can I add extra cameras to my CCTV package?

YES. You may add more cameras to your CCTV package for additional costs – please contact us for details.

Will my CCTV camera see in the dark?

Day/Night Cameras and IR Cameras are capable of seeing in the dark at monochrome mode


See below for some great security tips

Perimeter Security

Ensure your doors and windows have good quality locks and are not left open, even when you are at home.

Dummy security

Doesn’t provide protection. Do not fool yourself thinking dummy CCTV camera and dummy alarm box can protect your property as the actual security systems. The weakness of such mentality is there to be exposed when the burglar calls!

Security systems

Good security systems don’t come cheap in the short term, invest in quality security systems which will deliver good service for many years and are likely to be cheaper in the long run.

Security Lighting

Improve your exterior lighting without blinding the neighbours. Ensure that exterior light (500W and above) are installed at high level to look downwards and give a larger area of coverage rather than pointing directly at persons.

CCTV security cameras

Note that some CCTV cameras are ineffective in the dark, and as such you should consider day/night cameras which allow your CCTV system to be effective in the lowest of light conditions. Day/Night security cameras automatically change from colour during the day mode to clear black and white during night mode.

Neighbourhood watch

Be a good neighbour and enjoy the benefits of good neighbourhood. If you see anyone acting suspiciously in your neighbourhood, call the police. Join a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme – there are now over 130,000 in this country. Anyone can start up a Watch – call your local police for details.