Home & Business CCTV Systems
Prestige provides a range of high performance CCTV systems for both commercial and domestic use and have over 15 years experience in CCTV system design, installation, maintenance and monitoring across the Cambridgeshire area.
No one CCTV security solution works for all organisations or buildings, so we carry out a technical survey to help you decide on the best customised CCTV surveillance solution for you.
At Prestige, we install standard definition systems through to high definition systems, which give you far greater detailed images. Our cameras can come with night vision capabilities with the use of infrared and remote viewing via mobile devices can be incorporated for extra peace of mind when away from the premises.
Once installed, it is imperative that a CCTV system continues to function optimally at all times. At Prestige, we offer CCTV maintenance and repair services even if we didn’t install your system. We can also extend the capabilities of your current system if your needs have changed, by adding more camera’s or upgrading to higher definition cameras if required.
To ensure your system is fully functional and giving you the security and peace of mind you need, we recommend getting your CCTV system serviced annually.
If you are interested in a comprehensive security system for your establishment, you could consider implementing security doors to work in conjunction with your CCTV camera system. Metal security doors are a great way of boosting the security of your premises.
Frequently asked questions about CCTV
CCTV footage is subject to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Its rules don’t only cover written details, like names and addresses; it applies to any information that can identify someone.
If your business uses CCTV, you must register your details with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and pay a data protection fee, unless you are exempt.
Check if you need to pay the data protection fee.
You must also:
- tell people they may be recorded, usually by displaying signs, which must be clearly visible and readable
- control who can see the recordings
- make sure the system is only used for the purpose it was intended for – for example, if it was set up to detect crime, you must not use it to monitor how much work your staff do
According to the ICO people have the right to install CCTV cameras and smart doorbells on their property. They should try to point cameras away from neighbours’ homes and gardens, shared spaces or public streets. But this is not always possible, and it is not illegal to do so.
There is evidence that a visible CCTV system is an effective crime deterrent, particularly in reducing crime in car parks and residential areas.
The cost of CCTV depends on the type of system and number of cameras, but it can also give you peace of mind that your property is safe and secure and acts as a deterrent to potential intruders. A basic CCTV system is also very cost effective to run as it is low voltage and just requires one basic service each year.
If a potential burglar sees a security camera, they know that the property is likely well protected and also that if they did carry out the crime, that they stand a higher chance of being identified and therefore caught and prosecuted for the offence.
It is recommended that CCTV systems are serviced annually.
Footage is recorded on a hard-drive within the NVR (network video recorder), and the size of the hard drive can be tailored to the needs of your system.
Not all systems require wifi, but the benefit of a CCTV system that does have a wifi connection is that you can view the CCTV footage (both live and playback) on any remote device (phone/tablet/computer).