We have decided to keep our range of CCTV cameras and CCTV systems as small as possible, but with the capacity of catering for most of the needs in the residential and small to medium business sectors.
We have not bothered with the usual “budget” products, ie low or medium resolution CCTV cameras, and JPEG and MPEG digital video recorders (DVR’s). All of our own brand VisionMax cameras are 600 TV line resolution, which is the highest resolution available in the CCTV industry. Our B2 “Bullet” style external infra red camera out performed every other camera we tested partly due to the Infra Red cut filter it employs. Most Infra Red cameras do not have an IR filter which means that either the day time or night time image (or both) will be slightly out of focus.
All of our DVR’s are H264 compression with Seagate DVR specific hard drives.
We have spent nearly 2 years sourcing and testing equipment to ensure that we are offering:-
- The best quility images availbe for the price.
- The best reliability available.
- Ease of installation.
We have only 6 cameras available, but have selected the range to cover the vast majority of applications. We have 3 of our VisionMax own brand cameras and 3 Bosch cameras.
Our 3 DVR’s again cover most requirements. A 4 camera DVR with a 500Gb Seagate hard drive is suitable for most residential and small business needs. Our 8 camera DVR has a 500Gb Seagate hard drive and a DVD/RW to archive incidents is suitable for large residential and medium commercial needs, whilst our 16 camera DVR with a 1Tb Seagate hard drive and DVD/RW is suitable for the medium to large commercial site.
The equipment meets and exceeds all the relevant standards for CCTV ie:-
BS EN50132-7:1996. CCTV surveillance for use in security applications. Application guidelines.
- National Security Inspectorate (NSI) CCTV code of practice – NACP104.
- Police codes of practice for CCTV in licenced premises- Minimum standards for CCTV in licensed premises.
Most CCTV equipment availble from the internet and DIY stores does not comply with the above standards.