CCTV Systems

CCTV Systems

Why do you need Security Cameras?

Why do you need Security Cameras? The answer is simple. Security cameras can send criminals elsewhere as no criminal wants to be seen. They offer Loss Prevention indoors and outdoors as they can help deter these activities, and allow you to go back and check footage if you think there is an issue.

The answer is simple. Security cameras can send criminals elsewhere as no criminal wants to be seen. They offer Loss Prevention indoors and outdoors as they can help deter these activities, and allow you to go back and check footage if you think there is an issue. CCTV can cut down on false claims by employees or members of the public for eg. slip and fall that can cost company’s lots of money. Another big factor would be piece of mind, with a CCTV system installed you know you have the power to look over old footage and also view footage live by click of a button.

From small to large commercial premises, your home or holiday home, calving cameras to construction sites, we can cater for any camera systems you require. Our systems can be wired or wireless and can viewed not only from your TV but can be accessed through your smartphones or tablets on the go anywhere across the world. You can now even playback footage from the NVR/DVR on the go.

We only use Hikvision products which is the leading brand in the Video Surveillance market. This Hikvision recorder can be live viewed remotely on any Smartphone or PC and also allows remote playback so you do not have to physically go to the recorder to view or download footage. All Hikvision products come with 3 years warranty.

Our Product Range

Product Categories

HD Dome CCTV Camera
Our High Definition Dome cameras should be installed with a HIKVISION Turbo HD DVR or another similar quality High Definition TVI DVR. The main advantages of installing a Turbo HD camera are:

1. In cases where there is existing cabling in place, the cable can be generally re-used. So all the cameras get replaced by new HD Dome Cameras and the existing coaxial cable can be connected to the new cameras. The HD Dome camera on average will operate up to 220 meters over RG59 coaxial cable. If CAT5 cable or other twisted pair cable has been used, high definition baluns should be fitted to at the camera end and at the DVR location. So if you are thinking of upgrading your old CCTV system you can save a lot of money by choosing a HD system and reusing all the existing cabling.

2. The HD Cameras tend to be less expensive than the equivalent IP cameras. So if you want to install a new full HD 1080P CCTV system it will be cheaper to opt for a HD system rather than a 2-Megapixel IP CCTV system.

The majority of HD Dome Cameras will have 40 meter IR distance capability at night time in complete darkness. All of the HIKVISION HD Dome Cameras come with smart IR Leds which prevent the infra red from over exposing when an object or person is close to the camera.

The HD Dome IR Cameras are suitable for viewing areas within a 30 meter distance. They are equally suitable for internal or external applications as they are a discreet camera so are perfect for homes or outside shops etc when a camera may need to be located lower down at the shop front etc. Most of the HD dome cameras come in a vandal resistant type dome housing.
HD Cameras Bullet
All our High Definition Bullet cameras need to be matched with a HIKVISION Turbo HD DVR or similar quality HD TVI DVR.
Please scroll down the page to view our various Bullet camera options.

The major benefits of using a Turbo HD camera are:
1. Traditional coaxial cable can be re-used, so if you are upgrading your cameras and the original cabling is there, it can be reused for the new HD cameras. We would recommend a maximum distance of over 220 meters for transmitting a full HD video camera signal over RG59 coaxial cable.

2. The HD Cameras tend to be less expensive than the equivalent IP cameras. So if you want to install a new full HD 1080P CCTV system it will be cheaper to opt for a HD system rather than a 2-Megapixel IP CCTV system. Companies have been able to save thousands of euro by keeping the existing cabling structure and just swapping out the cameras and the DVR recorders.

The HD Bullet Cameras come with IR Leds on board that range from 40 - 80 meters depending on which camera. All of the HIKVISION HD bullet Cameras come with smart IR Leds which prevent the infra red from over exposing when an object or person is close to the camera.

The HD Bullet IR Cameras are very suitable for viewing large areas such as car parks outside warehouses or schools. In certain domestic applications people choose the bullet camera if they want the camera to be prominent, it is suitable to be fitted on a wall, soffit or a pole and comes with its own bracket built in.
TURBO RECORDERS

All of our Digital Video Recorders allow for the connection of any existing analogue cameras that you may already have installed. If you are changing any camera, a full high definition camera can be installed in place of the old analogue camera reusing the existing cabling. This makes the HIKVISION Turbo DVR perfect for upgrades. All of the Turbo Digital Video Recorders can be connected to the internet for remote viewing via a smart phone, tablet and PC.

There are over 12 different types of HIKVISION High Definition Turbo DVRs that we stock. The 7200 series of DVRs allows for the combination of BNC monitor outputs, audio & alarm I/O etc, depending on the model. All the 7200 DVRs will allow you to install one additional IP camera along with the 4-Channel DVR (5 cameras in total). The 8-Channel DVR will also allow you install an addition one IP camera (9 cameras in total). You can install 2 additional IP cameras with the 16-Channel DVR (18 cameras in total and 8 additional IP cameras with the 32-Channel DVR (40 cameras in total).

All of the HIKVISION 7300, 8000 and 9000 series DVRs feature built in Automatic Number Plate Reading software (ANPR). Compatible IP Cameras must be used with DVRs to provide this solution.

All of our DVRs are fitted with WD purple Security hard drives or Seagate Security rated hard drives. The smallest 4-Channel DVR can take up to 8TB of storage and the largest DVR has a capacity in excess of 64TB. The hard drives come in sizes of 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB and 8TB.
IP Dome Camera
IP Dome Cameras are equally suitable in a commercial or domestic environment. All the dome cameras are 3 axis and can be mounted on a ceiling, a wall or a soffit. We can supply cameras up to 8 megapixel of resolution but in the main 2MP or 4MP IP dome cameras are most frequently used.

So in a domestic installation the 2MP IP camera is the most commonly used. Most homes will have a dome type camera installed on the soffit. In commercial applications the IP dome camera is mainly used indoors but can be used externally. A mixture of 4MP and 2MP cameras will be provide excellent coverage in any commercial environment. We would recommend installing the 4MP camera in the most important areas such as doorways (to identify all persons entering the premises) and over cash registers.

All our IP cameras are POE enabled which means the camera does not have to be powered separately if connected back to another POE device such as a POE switch or a HIKVISION NVR with POE on-board. The 4MP IP dome camera when coupled with an NVR such as the DS-7716NIE4/16P with till scan software on board can provide an excellent solution for any retail environment. The till scan software will overlay all the transactions from a cash register onto the specified camera. Various searches can then be made such as viewing recorded footage within a specific time frame and checking that all the items given to a customer where put through the till. You can also carry out other searches such as “how many pints of Guinness where sold within a certain time frame” etc.

Like any IP camera the IP dome camera can also be installed in a remote location once there is power at that location. The video signal can be sent back wireless via an IP wireless station link to the NVR.
IP CCTV Cameras Bullet
IP Bullet Cameras are mainly used in external commercial applications or in a domestic application where you want the camera to be very obvious. The cameras come with their own bracket built in which can be mounted on a wall, soffit or pole.

All our Bullet cameras have POE (power over Ethernet cable) and come with infra red illuminators on board that range from 40 - 80 meters depending on the camera. Most have smart IR which prevents the infra red from over exposing an object or person.

Like all IP cameras they can be connected back to an NVR for recording. Some of the cameras also have local on-board storage which allows the camera record to an SD card on-board. The footage can then be retrieved via the remote viewing software on-board. With the increase in capacity of storage devices, 2 to 3 days stored footage can be recorded on to the device.

All the new Darkfighter and Lightfighter range now come with Licence Plate Recognition software on-board. These cameras need to be connected to the relevant matching NVR to capture registrations. One can then search for all registrations captured within a specific time frame or simply search a registration or part of a registration.

Bullet IP Cameras are very suitable for viewing large areas such as car parks outside warehouses or schools. If you require a camera in a remote area away from the NVR recorder i.e. on a pole etc, the IP camera can be connected into wireless IP Nano stations for wireless transmission of the camera back to the NVR.

All of our DVRs are fitted with WD purple Security hard drives or Seagate Security rated hard drives. The smallest 4-Channel DVR can take up to 8TB of storage and the largest DVR has a capacity in excess of 64TB. The hard drives come in sizes of 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB and 8TB.
NVR Recorders

An IP camera is normally connected back to an NVR (network video recorder) for recording. We stock over 20 different types of HIKVISION NVR recorders, so there are many factors to consider when deciding on which NVR to purchase we have listed the main factors that should be considered below.

1. How many cameras you need to connect to the NVR? The smallest NVR take up to 4 cameras and currently the largest HIKVISION NVR takes up to 256 cameras (the DS-96256 model NVRs).

2. How long do you need the cameras to record for, i.e. what size hard drive? All of our NVRs are fitted with WD purple Security hard drives or Seagate Security rated hard drives. The smallest 4-Channel NVR can take up to 8TB of storage and the largest NVR has a capacity in excess of 192TB. The hard drives come in sizes of 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB and 8TB. Since circa September 2016 all the HIKVISION NVRs now come with H264+ compression on board, this allows the NVR to record double the amount of footage on the same hard drive when compared with an NVR with H264 compression.

3. What quality level do you require from the cameras? This will affect the bandwidth, i.e. Mbps, if an NVR has a low bandwidth you may not be able to fill it with 4MP cameras. If your camera supports H264+ this will mean the camera won’t take up as much bandwidth.

4. Do you have any specific requirements such as licence plate reading software (ANPR), till scan software etc. If you do only certain models can operate this software and we will need to load and test the software before shipping.

5. How many monitors do you need to connect to the system? The standard NVRs will have one VGA connection and 1 HDMI connection. Any of the larger H model NVRs have 12 HDMI outputs.
HIKVISION APP
The Hik-connect app is designed to work with Hikvision series DVRs, NVRs and IP cameras which support Cloud P2P function. It allows you to live view your cameras remotely. All you need to do is creating an account and adding device into the account, then you can enjoy the real-time video from cameras on a global scale. It also allows you to play back recorded video to search every milestone of your life. When motion detection alarm of your device triggered, you can get an instant message notification from Hik-connect app.
Key Features: 1. Real-time monitoring 2. Video playback 3. Motion detection alarm notification