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People often think that installing a security camera system by themselves is going to be a simple task, but that’s not always the case. Depending on the scale and type of surveillance system you to install, the planning, design, installation, and maintenance required can vary.

If we break down the installation of a typical security camera system, including a couple of cameras and a standard monitor, would look something like this:

  1. Decide where you want your surveillance camera(s) to be installed
  2. Select and purchase appropriate security camera(s) – either as a complete package or individually
  3. Set up your monitor
  4. Test all of the equipment prior to installation
  5. Install the camera(s)
  6. Link the cameras to your computer/monitor
  7. Maintain the system

While following these steps is fairly easy to do, the entire process can be unnecessarily costly and extremely time-consuming. At IDS Security Systems, we have a team dedicated to designing, installing and maintaining security camera systems, so you can enjoy a high level of security around your home or business with none of the hassle. We stay up to date on the latest developments and changes throughout the security industry, so that you don’t need to spend hours researching which security cameras are the best on the market.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you think that we can assist you in installing security cameras yourself. Simply call 029 20 753 251 to speak to someone in our Cardiff office, or click the button below to send us an enquiry.

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A CCTV system, or closed-circuit television system, can be used for a variety of purposes and in a variety of places. Typically, CCTV cameras are installed in places where there is a higher than usual security risk, allowing an operator to keep a physical record of all of the events that take place there. In this blog, we take a look at how CCTV systems work, some of the different types available, and the most common uses.  

How does a CCTV system work?

To run an effective CCTV system, you typically need the following four elements; a camera, a camera lens, a monitor, and a media recording device. Combined, these four things allow the user to observe and record the events in a specific location 24/7. The CCTV system can be made up of multiple cameras making it possible to observe multiple places at once if necessary, or view the same location from a variety of different angles.

How does the system actually work? While CCTV cameras may look very similar to your average video camera, there are a few important differences to note. CCTV cameras are capable of operating without a person physically monitoring them. This is highly advantageous when you cannot monitor the area yourself or employ someone to do so. CCTV cameras are also capable of streaming the video footage they capture to a monitor wirelessly and in real-time. This means that an operator can detect and alert people to potential security breaches in multiple locations quickly and efficiently. 

Can I install CCTV at home?

Nowadays, CCTV systems are fairly easy to get hold of, set up, and can even be operated from a remote location using a smartphone or laptop computer. That's why more and more homeowners and landlords are installing CCTV systems in residential areas.

A CCTV camera that is favoured by consumers for its ease of use is IP cameras. IP cameras are small, offer great picture quality, and can be operated using a smartphone via an internet connection. You simply connect the camera to an app or online account and voila, you can check what's going on in your home, garden, even living room whenever you like at the touch of a button. 

Where are you likely to see CCTV in operation?

It is not uncommon for most busy public areas to have some type of CCTV system installed. You will spot them outside most schools, on most trains, and beside roads. They're primarily there to keep us safe, settle disputes and prevent crimes. Luckily, CCTV is often very effective at doing all of these things so that we can worry about other things. 

Do you think that your home or workplace could benefit from a CCTV system? Click the button below to find out how IDS security systems can help you design, install and maintain one:

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Combining an access control and security barrier system allows you to benefit from multiple levels of security.  Here at IDS Security Systems Ltd, we offer bespoke security packages that combine our both our access control and security barrier systems to create access control barriers that suit your exact requirements.

The Security Barriers

We install security barriers all over the country. Our customers can choose from gated systems, barrier systems, rising bollards or even turnstile systems depending on the placement and purpose of the security system. Once the security barrier is selected, a decision can then be made about the type of access system you’d like to integrate.

Choosing the right Access Control System

There’s plenty of choices when it comes to choosing the right kind of access control system for your security barriers. At IDS Security, we try to make sure we can offer our customers the most up-to-date and convenient technologies. Some of the options you can choose from include:

  • Key fob systems
  • Smart card systems
  • Intercom

These access control systems are ideal if you have the same people returning frequently, but you want to avoid any unauthorised personnel from accessing your premises. Key fobs and smart card systems are particularly effective for use with security barriers outside places of work. Intercom systems are particularly useful if you need to control the entrance of visitors.

Whichever combination of access system and barriers you require we will do our best to accommodate. Please get in touch if you want to inquire about our access control barrier systems or any of our other security systems.

Here at IDS Security Systems, we pride ourselves on being able to provide first-class customer service when we supply and maintain our state-of-the-art security systems for our customers. Therefore, it makes us extremely proud when we receive positive feedback from any customer that we have served.

Take a look at just a few of the Google Reviews left by a number of our satisfied customers!

 

If you are considering having a bespoke security installed within your home or commercial premises and are wondering where to go, our reviews should show you exactly why so many businesses and homeowners choose IDS! With the latest technology in a variety of world-class security systems including CCTV Cameras, Security Barriers, Access Control Systems and Intruder Alarms, we are confident that no matter your needs or requirements, IDS Security Systems will be able to accommodate.

If you would like to get in touch with us to discuss installing a bespoke security system in your home or business, call us today on 02920 753 251 or click below to fill out an enquiry form!

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If you run a business, whether it’s large or small, the security measures that you put into place to keep it safe from crime and other forms of disruptive activity are extremely important. Business such as offices, however, will feel the effects of poor security solutions more so than larger ones. Thefts, fires and break-ins cost organisations millions of pounds every single year, so offices would be making a wise investment to install proper and effective security measures. Here at IDS Security Systems, we offer a comprehensive range of security measures that will ensure your office is adequately protected. Take a look at the options we have for you to choose from below!

Access Control Systems

Access control systems are incredibly valuable within an office setting, as they allow access to your premises to authorised personnel only – this is a perfect option for an office that contains private and sensitive information. Access control systems come in various forms also, which makes them a great option for a range of offices. From fully computerised multi-site networks of control points to internal doors, we have the access control system best suited to your office. We utilise the latest security technologies such as biometrics and key fobs to ensure that your security system is up-to-date, offering maximum levels of safety.

CCTV Cameras

These are a simple yet very effective means of keeping your business secure and to detract criminal activity. With surveillance technology progressing massively in recent years, there is no better time to implement a network of CCTV cameras around your office. We are continuously implementing the latest developments in CCTV technology such as fibre optic transmission and digital recording to provide you with contemporary solutions that you can place your entire trust and have full confidence in.

Intruder Alarms

Intruder alarms are also a great measure when it comes to protecting businesses like offices. We are able to create a bespoke system with our state-of-the-art intruder alarms, to be installed and maintained by a team of experienced professionals. These systems are extremely effective as they are able to be monitored around-the-clock from our monitoring station, giving you peace of mind that your office can always be observed. These are particularly effective at detecting people who are not authorised to be on your premises.

Fire Alarms

With fires contributing to countless injuries and deaths every year, particularly within offices and other workplace environments, it is imperative that a proper fire safety measure such as an alarm is present within your business. It is also required by law, under Section 4 of the government’s guide to fire safety in the workplace, to have a ‘fire detection and warning system.’ The type of system depends on the building and the nature of the work that is carried out within your business. To get a better understanding of the exact fire alarm solution you need, help and advice from experts such as IDS Security Systems are available.

Each one of these security measures will go a long way to protecting your office. To make the levels of a safety for your business even greater, why not combining a number of these solutions to create one bespoke, comprehensive office security system? Contact us today by clicking below to submit your enquiry form!

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