BusinessWatch specialise in designing and installing business CCTV surveillance systems to suit specific business needs throughout the UK.
We take care of everything from the initial site survey, system design, install by NSI-qualified engineers, and finally maintenance and monitoring of your commercial CCTV system to give you the peace of mind that your property and premises are protected when you’re not on-site.
When you choose BusinessWatch, you can be sure you’ll receive the latest, high-quality technology for the best protection possible. Our in-house, expert design team carefully design each CCTV system to best meet your specifications within your budget.
Commercial CCTV systems are today more sophisticated than ever. A whole host of features are available to enhance the functionality and integration to your business. BusinessWatch specialises in designing bespoke surveillance systems to meet specific business requirements.
Features such as intelligent video analytics, thermal imaging, appearance search and tracking, and license plate recognition are now available to take your CCTV system installation to the next level.
You can find more information on these enhanced features on our CCTV System Partners pages:
There are several different types of CCTV cameras to choose from, all with varying features and options. This creates a wealth of types, styles, and configurations which can be confusing. Our knowledgeable CCTV consultants along with our expert design team will ensure you receive the right CCTV system for your business requirements.
Dome CCTV cameras are one of the most common types of cameras. Suitable for use both indoors and outdoors, the camera gets its name from the dome-shaped housing it sits in. This housing is designed to make the camera unobtrusive, but visible. The dome shape also makes it difficult to tell which way the camera is facing, making it ideal for deterring crime.
Speed dome cameras are also available. These cameras allow an operator to pan/tilt/zoom and spin quickly, giving them a greater ability to focus on specific events.
Bullet CCTV cameras are called so because of their long, cylindrical shape. These are often used where long-distance viewing is required, or in fixed locations, as they don’t typically come with a pan/tilt/zoom option. They can be wall or ceiling mounted and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Protective casings are also available to make the camera waterproof or protected from dust and dirt in challenging environments.
C-mount CCTV cameras are less common than dome or bullet cameras. They have detachable lenses, so they can be configured to fit different applications. Standard CCTV camera lenses can typically only cover distances of between 35 and 40ft. However, a C-mount CCTV camera can cover distances greater than 40ft with special lenses.
PTZ cameras allow the camera to be moved left or right (panning), up and down (tilting) and zoomed closer or farther. These cameras are used in situations where a security guard is there operating and monitoring the security systems on-site.
Day/night CCTV cameras have the distinct advantage of operating effectively in both normal and badly-lit or nighttime environments. These cameras do not have infrared illuminators because they are able to capture clear video images in varying light conditions and in the dark.
The day/night camera is most suited to outdoor applications and can function with glare, direct sunlight, reflections and strong backlight.
Night-vision CCTV cameras can see images in pitch-black conditions using infrared LEDs. They’re best suited to outdoor environments where the lighting is poor to zero.
Whether hardwired or wireless, these cameras transmit images over the internet, often compressing the bandwidth to not overwhelm the web. The footage is often stored on network video recorders (NVRs) or accessed via secure software. IP cameras don’t require a separate cable to send images over longer distances so are easier to install.
Wireless cameras are exactly that – wireless. They allow greater flexibility in location and are much quicker and easier to install. They’re suited to most environments, but locations such as stately homes, museums, churches etc where the presence of wires would be unsightly.
High definition cameras have such a high resolution that they’re mainly used in high risk environments such as banks, jewellers and casinos. They enable excellent quality images to be recorded of people entering and exiting, as well as the ability to zoom in for extra clarity.
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Every business and site is unique and therefore, to understand which CCTV system is best for your business we advise you to speak to the BusinessWatch team directly. Our CCTV system experts will take the time to listen to your needs and security concerns and will then be able to make an honest recommendation on the best CCTV system design for you. Call us today on 0330 94 7404.
Commercial CCTV systems can vary in price. Less complex designs for smaller sites will cost less than an advanced system covering large square footage or multiple sites. The type of system as well as the manufacturer and number of components and cameras will also influence the overall price. We recommend getting in touch for a free quote to understand the full cost of a commercial CCTV system for your site(s). Contact us on 0330 094 7404.
The number of CCTV cameras needed for a site will completely depend on the site itself, as well as the type of business and security concerns you may have. For example, you may need extra CCTV coverage around the exterior of a warehouse, whereas a small cafe may only need a few cameras within the building. The BusinessWatch team will be happy to advise you on a CCTV system design that’s bespoke to your site. Call us on 0330 094 7404.
It is not a legal requirement to have a CCTV system in place for commercial sites. However, they have been proven to reduce and deter criminal activity, making them an effective way to improve the overall safety and security of a site. Depending on your insurance plan, a CCTV system could also reduce your insurance premiums.
A CCTV system consists of four main components. Although every system is different and tailored to each site, the basic components are the same. These are cameras, a recording system, a monitor and video management software (VMS).