Posts Tagged ‘HD CCTV’

HD CCTV and all the benefits it can bring. Its not just about security

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

CCTV is about security right? This is the public perception and mainly because this how it has been sold for the last 30 years. Now though with the advent of HD CCTV things are about to get very different for installers and end users alike. ROI is important when buying any product but using CCTV for security purposes only is not going to be cost effective anymore. Often any loss of goods on site is far outweighed by the capital cost of the CCTV itself. Naturally it is always going to be hard to determine how much CCTV cameras do actually save in real terms but many companies have concluded rightly that they need to get much much more out of camera systems and these systems need to go far beyond providing a security deterrent alone.

Although CCTV is primarily about security and reducing crime, this aspect can be dwarfed by other benefits bought about by HD CCTV solutions. The ” where there is blame there is a claim” culture has led to an increase fraudulent cases being bought against companies. This has risen steadily over the past few years. Traditional analogue cameras do little or nothing to substantiate  that the claim may be false. HD though is different and especially when backed up with top of the range video management software such as Avigilon or March VMS. The reduction of false claims against a company that may have cost them hundreds of thousands of pounds is just one way HD CCTV can help. Other benefits such as improvements in productivity and enforcement of health and safety are all big pluses. HD CCTV can bring an almost forensic level of detail that cannot be supplied by analogue CCTV. This means that HD CCTV is making and will continue to make a huge difference. Evidence prevoiusly made useless by older cameras and analogue DVR’s  is now clearly visible in HD. Add to this functionality that allows the user to zoom in on events without losing clarity and we can begin to see systems that will make CCTV useful in the 21st century. Also the potential of improved productivity in the workplace, something every company strives to achieve. We can expect many to conclude now is the time to invest in their business and gain the information they need to make it work efficiently giving them the edge over competitors.


Like all new concepts and products HD has to be seen to be appreciated however once experienced it would be hard and indeed foolish for any user to go back to analogue.


HD CCTV can save you money and that’s a fact!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

On the face of it when you compare HD CCTV product prices against analogue CCTV prices how can it be possible that HD CCTV can actually work out cheaper?. Well there are several factors we need to take into account when making this assumption. These range from power saving , better coverage supplied by HD, time saving on searches, false claims that can be dismissed, increased… Continue reading

HD CCTV is not just about security

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

For many years now CCTV has always been about security. This is the main pitch any sales person will make and his boast will be just how much crime CCTV will help to reduce and this means that its installation is crucial to stop a business being hit. Of course the reality is very different. Many companies have reluctantly accepted that by the time they have paid for the CCTV… Continue reading

Are expectations of HD CCTV too high?

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The world of security is currently buzzing with talk of HD CCTV and how it will be the making of the CCTV industry over the next 10 years. A word of caution though, we must be careful that we do not repeat the mistakes that have been made with analogue CCTV over the last 20 years.


The crux of the point we are making here is that… Continue reading

Benefits of CCTV…but is this the real picture?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

CCTV is just about everywhere now and is universally accepted by the public as something that is part of  our everyday lives. However what are the benefits and what is the real truth behind CCTV systems that have been installed over the last 20 years?

Benefits as follows:

1) CCTV is always on. Day and night the systems record every movement  that takes place in view of the… Continue reading