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Closed-circuit television

Nowadays there are so many reasons that may warrant for a CCTV camera installation in kenya.

CCTV Cameras are truly the security backbone in homes and businesses premises. They provide around the clock watch and they are considered the third eye when it comes to 24/7 security monitoring.

When deciding on the type of CCTV surveillance camera system to install in your premises, there are a few significant factors you need to consider to help you choose the best security system. However, as you will see, choosing a surveillance system is not an easy task. This is because, you have to carefully think about many options before you make the final decision.

When planning for a CCTV camera installation, This should be the first factor to consider. First, Identify the most prone areas that need to be monitored. The easiest way to do this is to divide your home or business into zones. starting with the most sensitive areas.

Each zone should be allocated a single camera. Taking into consideration the maximum distance each camera should cover. This will also help determine the type of camera to install since different cameras are designed to fit different areas.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance. Is the use of video camera to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors? It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted, though it may employ point-to-point (P2P), point-to-multipoint (P2MP), or Mesh wired or wireless link. Though almost all video cameras fit this definition, the term is most often applied to those used for surveillance in areas that may need monitoring such as banks, stores, and other areas where security is needed. Surveillance of the public using CCTV is common in many areas around the world. In recent years, the use of body worn cameras (body cams) cameras has been introduced as a new form of surveillance, often used in law enforcement, with cameras located on a police officer's chest or head. Video surveillance has generated significant debate about balancing its use with individuals' right to privacy even when in public. In industrial plants, CCTV equipment may be used to observe parts of a process from a central control room for example when the environment is not suitable for humans. CCTV systems may operate continuously or only as required to monitor a particular event. A more advanced form of CCTV, utilizing Digital video recorder s (DVRs),which provides recording for possibly many years, with a variety of quality and performance options and extra features (such as motion detection and email alerts). More recently, decentralized IP cameras, perhaps equipped with megapixel sensors, support recording directly to network attached storage devices, or internal flash for completely stand-alone operation or Network video recorder (NVR).

New colorvu cameras 24/7 Colorful Imaging, even in darkness

ColorVu Cameras’ powerful ability to capture details in low lighting comes from two specific breakthroughs in hardware technologies: advanced lenses and high-performance sensors. Coupled with a supplemental light for extremely dark scenarios, ColorVu cameras guarantee video with colorful details when you need them.

The colorvu cameras captures details comparing to conventional cameras they also capture clear calor information in richer details as a result reduce surveillance risks.

In small businesses, enjoy better illumination with colorvu cameras while they protect your empolyees,customers and assets helping them to fel safe around and within your property.

At parking lots,feactures of colorvu camera reduces costs and ensure high resolution,detailed imagery such as color of a person clothing or color and number plate of a car.

The cost of High definition colorvu camera isKSH4,000. contact us for more information about the cost of IP cameras

In residential places, colorvu cameras provid unmatched surveillance where incidences or accidents occur and eliminates areas to reducerisks and improve safety for tenants and visitors with better quality imaging and improved suspect identification where needed.

Types of CCTV cameras to install in kenya

Nowadays, There are many different types of CCTV cameras available. Each of this models serves a special purpose depending on where its installed. Some cameras have special protection for rain, sun, dust and even special physical reinforcement like metal housing Other cameras have high quality images Generally, when it comes to protecting your home or business, there are very many CCTV Camera types to choose from.

Categories Of CCTV Cameras Available In Kenya

  • Bullet CCTV Cameras
  • Dome CCTV Cameras
  • Pan Tilt & Zoom (PTZ) Cameras
  • 4MP EasyIP 4.0 ColorVu Fixed White Light Bullet

    • High quality imaging with 4 MP resolution
    • 24/7 full color imaging
    • Efficient H.265+ compression technology
    • Clear imaging against strong back light due to 120 dB true WDR technology
    • Water and dust resistant (IP67)
    • Robust structure design with full metal materials

    Hikvision ColorVu Technology helps cameras render vivid video 24/7, even in zero-light environments. ColorVu cameras feature advanced lenses with F1.0 aperture and high performance sensors that collect and utilise more light to produce brighter images. In zero-light scenarios, built-in environmentally-friendly supplement lighting works to guarantee colourful images.

    With an IP67 weather resistant housing and a working temperature of -30°C to +60°C this camera is ideal for outdoor use and can be used in a range of different applications such as; entrances to buildings, car parks, town centres etc. As well as this, the camera features a 3-axis design (Pan: 0°~360°, Tilt: 0°~90° and Rotate: 0°~360°) so users can easily mount and position the camera to cover the desired area.

    • Dome CCTV Cameras

    • One of the best 24 hour surveillance cameras around providing airports, seaports, boards and many other critical infrastructures with quality images, no matter what time of day it is. Infrared cameras have small LEDs surrounding the lens to help pick up moving figures in pitch black. Thermal image cameras can see over long distances, up to 300 metres away!

      Main benefits

      • Unobtrusive design means it’s easy to fit
      • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
      • Vandal resistant dome means it is harder to interfere with the camera
      • 360-degree rotation of the camera so you can cover all angle

      This is the best type of CCTV camera for shops, restaurants, casinos and hotels because the design allows you to monitor a wider angle at your premises. Many also consider this option to be the best indoor CCTV camera as it can be placed on a strategic point of the ceiling to cover all angles of the room.

    • Bullet CCTV Cameras

    • Bullet cameras are long and cylindrical in shape and are ideal for outdoor use. find us Their strengths lie specifically in applications which require long distance viewing. Installed within protective casings, the cameras are shielded against dust, dirt and other natural elements. The cameras can easily be mounted with a mounting bracket, and come fitted with either fixed or varifocal lenses depending on the requirements of its intended application.

      Main benefits

      • Highly visible so acts as a deterrent
      • Resistant to dirt in challenging environments
      • Provides surveillance over long distances
      • Casing also protects against glare and rain

      Bullet cameras can be used to good effect in a range of industries such as manufacturing, property management and farming. They not only record good quality pictures but also send out a message to passers-by that your premises is under surveillance. That’s why they have traditionally offered the best CCTV for outside operation.

    • PTZ cameras

    • A pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera works by moving the camera in different directions to get a whole picture of the surveillance area and zooming in for further detail of security events. The pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities make it possible to monitor large areas with a single camera while getting great detail at the same time.

      Haven offers a wide selection of PTZ cameras for different application scenarios: high-end DF series network PTZ, AF series Turbo HD PTZ, PTZ positioning cameras, traffic PTZ, and more. These PTZ cameras work well as a standalone solution and integrated with other cameras. With Hikvision’s PTZ cameras, you can rapidly respond to security events and leave no blind spot unnoticed.

      DS-2DE4A425IW-DE Network IR PTZ Cameras produce images with a resolution of up to 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The embedded 1/2.5" progressive scan CMOS chip supports Digital WDR, and the 25x optical zoom allows for greater detail to be collected over more expansive areas.

      • Minimum Illumination: Color: 0.005 Lux @ (F1.6, AGC ON) B/W: 0.001 Lux @ (F1.6, AGC ON) 0 Lux with IR
      • Up to 2,560 x 1,440 Resolution
      • Main stream: H.265+ / H.265 / H.264+ / H.264; sub-stream: H.265 / H.264 / MJPEG; third stream: H.265 / H.264 / MJPEG
      • Main Stream: 50 Hz: 25 fps (2560 × 1440, 2048 × 1536, 1920 × 1080, 1280 × 960, 1280 × 720), 50 fps (1920 × 1080, 1280 × 960, 1280 × 720)
      • IR Distance: 165 ft (50 m)
      • 12 VDC/PoE+, 18 W

      CCTV Cameras can further be sub categorized into the fallowing.

      • Analogue CCTV Cameras
      • High Definition (HD) Cameras
      • Internet Protocol (IP) Cameras

      The Analogue CCTV Camera

      Analogue CCTV cameras are the type of cameras that uses analogue video signal to capture surveillance video footage. This Analogue cameras are usually wired to a digital video recorder (DVR), which decodes and record the video footage.

      High Definition Turbo HD Camera

      This are cameras that are capable of capturing high definition video surveillance footage up to 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). With more image resolution, it means there are more details in the image captured.

      Based on the HDTVI technology, haven turbo HD analogue solution provides real-time HD video output at 1080p and enables up to 500 meters of video transmission over a coaxial cable. It offers a seamless compatibility with traditional sd cameras, IP cameras, and HDTVI-compliant cameras and DVRs

      HDTVI Technology
      • Real-time HD1080P
      • The turbo HD analog solution offers real-time HD video output at 1080p/720pwith maximum frame of 60 fps. The HD video output is not just based on the work of sensor but, combination of the HD lens and image signal processing. HD lenses with low ditortion and large apertures enable better low-light performance, whle image signal processing provides video with greater detail and vibrant color.
      • Tribrid system
      • The turbo HD offers simultaneous connections to IP, analog and Turbo HD cameras. Existing systems can be upgraded by simply replacing the current group of cameras and DVRs, and also ddind IP network cameras to cover the new areas. Turbo HD offer seamless compatibility ith various third-party HDTVI compliant cameras and DVRs for superior flexibility.
      • 500m transmission
      • HDTVI technology gurantees upto 500 meters of high quality, reliable transmission at the HD resolution via coaxial cable. The Turbo HD also suports UTC for remote setup and configuration and enables OSD menu and PTZ control via coaxial cable.Motorized varifocal is also available on the same models.Users no longer have to go to the camera to make canges enabling faster and easier camera installation and mamagement.
      • Smart Detection
      • Turbo HD DVR is equipped with smart detection feacture such as face detection, defocus detection, and video analytics including traversing virtual plane, intrusion detection, and scene change detection.
      • Multiple products and Rich feactures
      • Hikvision offers a comprehensive range of DVRs and 1080p/720p cameras, including bullet,dome, PTZ dome and turrent units for indoor and outdoor use. These cameras offers a bevy of excellent feactures such as digital noise reduction,utra-low-light illumination, smart IR, varifocal lenses, IP66 ratings, and vandal-proof housing.

      Internet Protocol (IP) Cameras

      This type of CCTV cameras employ the a local network to connect and share data. IP Cameras offer flexibility when you want to expand your security system. The IP solutions:Network cameras, Network PTZ, camera NVRs.

      Below are the advanced feactures of IP cameras:

      • Wide dynamic range for exellent imaging (WDR)
      • Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology enables cameras to maintain image fidelity without detail loss when there is harsh backlighting. The 120 dB WDR integrated into Hiwatch’s cameras ensures accurate on-screen color and detail even with backlit environments, where conventional cameras would capture only obscured silhouettes.
      • Extended infrared power (EXIR)
      • For 24-hour surveillance, at night, and in dark environments, infrared technology is essential. Hikvision’s EXIR provides a higher luminous efficiency for infrared surveillance, improving images where and when it’s critical. The amazing 130- foot (40-meter) range, combined with up to 5 MP super-HD imaging, makes EXIR the ultimate performer in demanding applications.
      • H.265+
      • The H.265+ high-efficiency codec not only reduces bandwidth but also decreases storage requirements, improving overall system performance by up to 83%. Compared to H.265, H.265+ can double surveillance recording duration. And compared to H.264, it can support four times the number of video cameras – or more. HiWatch series saves you time and resources with H.265+
      • Software management
      • iVMS 4200 PC Client and the HikConnect App allow end-users to connect to Hik-Connect Cloud Server for powerful device management. Users will enjoy live views from multiple cameras on a PC or via smartphone

    • Smart WiFi 1080p PTZ Camera

    • Smart WiFi IP Camera, 720P, 1Mbyte, Pan, Tilt & Zoom, Supports Class 10 SD Card (Up to 128Gb), with 10m Night Vision. Motion detection and Record, Stream Footage Live on your Android or iOs Smart Phone or record to SD Card on Camera. This Camera requires an existing 2.4Ghz WiFi 802.11bgn Connects to “Connex Connect” App to manage and Share all the features.

      Record and Live Stream all Movement in your House includes Tilt and Pan Manage the Camera, Detections Recorded Footage via your Smart Phone and WiFi Use Connex Connect App, to Create Scenes, Scenarios and Automation Keeping on top of your Security, when you are not available and get alerts Share the Camera access with Family members

      Connects to Product Using Mobile and Wifi 720P or 1Mega Pixel Camera, 2.9mm Lens, with 10m Infra Red Night Vision and Motion Detector No Hub Required, connect direct to your WiFi Record and Live Stream all your Security Footage 1 x App to control all your Smart Devices

    • Thermal and Optical Network Turret Camera

    • Haven DS-2TD1217-x/PA Thermal and Optical Turret Cameras are equipped with highly sensitive thermal and optical sensors and a graphical processing unit to run the video content analysis (VCA) algorithms developed by Haven’s deep learning technology.

      • Line Crossing, Intrusion, Region Entrance/Exit with Human and Vehicle Filtering
      • 160 x 120 Thermal Resolution (Upscaled to 320 x 240)
      • 1.8 mm, 3.1 mm, or 6.2 mm Thermal Lens Options
      • H.265/H.264/MJPEG
      • Reliable Temperature Exception Alarm Function
      • PoE (802.3af), 12 VDC, Maximum 6 W

    • 4MP DarkFighterX with even higher resolution and AI

    • Haven, the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has released its new 4MP Network IR PTZ Camera (DS-2DF9C435IH-DLW), DarkFighterX doubling the resolution of the previous model for even more clarity in dark places.

      In 2017 Haven launched DarkFighter technology – taking inspiration from the way human eyes work. It uses one lens to capture the colour of objects, and another captures light details in particular. The camera then combines two images together to create one image with both colour and clarity. Now the technology has moved on, with a higher resolution, smarter event detection and a clear enough image to enable facial recognition in the future.

      The new DarkFighterX camera employs 1/1.8” sensors to raise resolution to 4 megapixels. This ‘beyond-HD’ image carries twice the amount of information as 2 MP models. The camera can also deliver full colour images at light levels down to 0.0005 Lux. This also means that, in the future, facial recognition could be possible, even in dim light, thanks to powerful imaging ability and beyond-HD resolution.

    • IR Mini Bullet Network Camera

    • Haven’s DS-2CD2012WD-I IR Mini Bullet Network Camera provides important new technology for any security application. The 4mm, 6 mm, and 12 mm lens options provide 73.1° to 22° viewing angles. The camera features an IR range of up to 100 ft (30 m) for optimal nighttime viewing, and offers IP66 water protection.

      • Minimum Illumination: 0.01lux @ (F1 .2, AGC ON) , 0 lux with IR
      • 1280 × 960 max resolution
      • 4 mm, 6 mm, and 12 mm Lens Options
      • Video Compression: H.264 / MJPEG
      • Maximum Frame Rate: 30 fps (1280 × 960), 30 fps (1280 x 720), 30 fps (704 x 576 ), 30 fps (640 x 480 )
      • Up to 100 ft (30 m) IR Range
      • 12 VDC and PoE (802.3af )
    • LightFighter camera

    • The LightFighter series delivers crystal-clear images with true color reproduction in brightly lit or high contrast environments

      Haven, the global leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, is set to reach new heights in extremely high contrast imaging with the launch of the LightFighter series of 2MP SMART IP cameras. Each of the seven new LightFighter cameras incorporates Hikvision’s ultra-high 140 dB WDR technology for exceptional, industry-leading visibility in brightly lit or high contrast environments. The result of this cutting-edge advance is clear, detail-rich images in lighting conditions that would defeat conventional WDR cameras.

      The LightFighter series consists of seven 2 megapixel cameras featuring Hikvision’s ultra-high WDR technology to overcome the pitfalls of imaging extreme backlight and high contrast scenes. The new models include a Smart IP Box camera, two outdoor Bullet cameras, two outdoor Dome cameras, and a pair of Network PTZ Dome cameras with 36X zoom. All seven LightFighter cameras are also capable of rendering Full 1920 x 1080 HD images at a consistent 60 frames per second, and boast low-light capability for night time surveillance needs.

      140dB WDR overcomes extreme backlighting and high contrast
      The key to the performance of the LightFighter cameras is the industry-leading WDR system that allows the camera to record greater scene details even where the intensity of illumination varies considerably, such as backlighting when very dark and very bright areas appear simultaneously in the field of view. Although a common feature in CCTV cameras for this reason, the 140 dB WDR in the LightFighter offers 100 times more powerful enhancement than the 120 dB WDR systems of conventional cameras. LightFighter is particularly suited to intense backlight situations, and is the ideal camera to point towards windows and entrance doors.

      Smart Solution 2.0
      The LightFighter camera range is equipped with Hikvision’s full SMART feature set, including face detection, intrusion detection, line-crossing detection, ANPR and object counting that enables the camera to detect any progressively moving object and follow it within the camera’s area of coverage without fault.

      Coupled with Hikvision Smart NVR and iVMS-5200 Professional video management software, the complete Smart Solution is set to accelerate the security demands in versatile vertical markets, including commercial /industrial sector, transportation, banking and much more.

    • fisheye camera in kenya

    • 360° Panoramic H.265+ Fisheye Network Camera features with 5/12MP ultra high resolution better restoring the images to guarantee superb image quality. The camera is a special model which produces spherical image and will have the dewarp process to adjust the original images to fit human eyes. The process may cause the pixel losing. That is why the high resolution is vital for a Fisheye Network Camera

      Milesight 360° Panoramic H.265+ Fisheye Network Camera offers Bundle-Stream Mode and Multi-Channel Mode to meet different needs. The Bundle-Stream Mode combines all the channels into one and sends to NVR or VMS, which is easy for compatibility. The Multi-Channel Mode sends all the original channels to NVR or VMS, so the channels can be modified separately

  • Bulb WiFi Camera in kenya

  • Ksh 5,000 4,000

    Now you can easily monitor the activities inside or outside of your car remotely using this miniature camera. Its 160 degree wide angle view ensures to capture the most out of your recordings. It has both video and audio monitoring and supports both Android and IOS.

      Features:

    • Maximum memory card support: 128GB
    • SD card video format AVI, encoding H.264
    • Lens: 170 degrees wide angle
    • Focal length: 2.8mm
    • Battery: 500 mA
    • Remote support: 4K, 2K, 1080P@25fps, 720P@25-30fps
    • Supports mini night vision and the angle of infrared lamp is 60 degrees
  • Car WiFi Camera in kenya

  • Ksh 15,000 12,000

    This is a 360 degree wide angle camera that can be used to monitor activities in your business such as Mpesa shops, beauty parlours, office or even home. The camera can light up as a normal bulb via an application on phone and not through the switch as per your normal conventional bulbs. It is also equipped with night vision so it’s perfect for cases of theft
    Specifications

      Screw type bulb holder.
    • Connects to WiFi network and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
    • Can also work WITHOUT WiFi.
    • LED Bulb light can be remotely switched ON or OFF via the App
    • Supports both Iphone and Android phones
    • Has a Two way talk back feature
    • 32GB memory card can take upto 2 weeks of recording both video and audio
    • Has night vision capability. (Memory card NOT included)

  • Wall Clock WiFi Camera in kenya

  • Ksh 12,800 9,800

    This Wall Clock with WiFi hidden camera is a actually a practical and beautiful clock that serves the purpose of keeping time in your home and at the same time watches every single move that happens in your home in the most discreet manner ever. Whether you are in the office or outside the country you can simply connect to it via an App on your phone and watch anytime of the day what is happenning in your home or office.

    Additionally it can work without WiFi incase you don’t have WiFi.

    Specifications
  • Works with or without WiFi
  • Works with Android/iOS phones
  • mega pixel CMOS
  • Resolution1080P
  • Video format ASF/AVI
  • Frames25
  • Continuous recording time8 hours
  • Sound recording range 5m
  • Power consumption240mA/3.7V
  • Maximum capacity of memory card 64GB 11. Play software VLCPlayer/SMPlayer
  • Wall Clock WiFi Camera in kenya

  • Ksh 5,000 8,000

    View remotely anywhere in the world at the comfort of your Android and Iphone smartphones or Tablets. This WIFI remote surveillance camera looks like a miniature speaker with dimensions as 10cm (Height) x 5cm (Width). When its placed in the entertainment unit of the sitting room it discreetly blends in with the other electronics such as the TV, decorder, DVD player and home theatre system. It has a 160 angle of view and has excellent night vision capability. Additionally its very easy to install and connect to your phone wherever you are in the world to monitor what is happening in your home, office or business.

    Specifications:

      Easy to connect to your home WiFi network to establish a worlwide connection
    • It works with or without WiFi
    • Has a 360 degree placement
    • . It records upto 7 days on WiFi using a 32GB memory card
    • Has the capability to have a two way talk communication

    Uses oF CCTV cameras in kenya

    • Crime prevention


    • CCTV has played a crucial role in tracing the movements of suspects or victims and is widely regarded by anti-terrorist officers as a fundamental tool in tracking terrorist suspects in kenya and whole world as whole. Large-scale CCTV installations have played a key part of the defenses against terrorism since the 1970s. Cameras have also been installed on public transport in the hope of deterring crime.

      A more open question is whether most CCTV is cost-effective. While low-quality domestic kits are cheap the professional installation and maintenance of high definition CCTV is expensive. Gill and Sprigs did a Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) of CCTV in crime prevention that showed little monetary saving with the installation of CCTV as most of the crimes prevented resulted in little monetary loss. In Singapore, since 2012, thousands of CCTV cameras have helped deter loan sharks, nab litterbugs and stop illegal parking, according to government figures.

    • Crime solving

    • CCTV can also be used to help solve crimes. In London alone, six crimes are solved each day through CCTV footage. Sometimes, footage from CCTV cameras of citizens can even be used for this purpose.
    • Traffic flow monitoring

      1. Vehicle traffic

      2. Many cities and motorway networks have extensive traffic-monitoring systems, using closed-circuit television to detect congestion and notice accidents.
      3. Pedestrian traffic

      4. In the Philippines, barangay San Antonio used CCTV cameras and artificial intelligence software to detect the formation of crowd during an outbreak of a disease. Security personnel were sent out whenever a crowd was formed at a particular location in the city.

    • Sporting events


    • Many sporting events in the world use CCTV inside the venue for fans to see the action while they are away from their seats. The cameras send the feed to a central control center where a producer selects feeds to send to the television monitors that fans can view. CCTV monitors for viewing the event by attendees are often placed in lounges, hallways, and restrooms. In a trial with CCTV cameras, football club fans no longer needed to identify themselves manually, but could pass freely after being authorized by the facial recognition system.

    • Use in private homes


    • Many home owners now choose to install CCTV systems on their own homes. CCTV cameras are an effective deterrent to criminals as it increases the risk of criminals getting arrested because they could be identified through the camera footage. Most criminals will scout through affluent suburbs looking for the easiest house to break into. Having an obvious CCTV system, or another security alarm, makes the house appear to be a more difficult target so the criminals will likely move on to the next house. Modern CCTV systems can be monitored through mobile phone apps so it is possible to view live footage of your house from anywhere you have internet coverage. Some systems even provide motion detection so when movement is detected, an alert can be sent to your phone.

      CCTV camera accessories and NVRs & DVRs

      Hikvision Turbo HD DVR DS-7204HQHI-K1

      Hikvision Turbo 4-Channel HD DVR plus 1 TB hard-drive, now also comes with Hybrid mode feature and can support 6 cameras in total, 4 x Turbo cameras and 2 x IP cameras or 6 x IP cameras @ 6MP quality.

      Hikvision's New DS-7204HQHI-K1 Turbo DVR replaces the older DS-7204HGHI-SH model and is 4K compatible, offering 4 Channels of high quality real Time recording.

      Product Specifications

      • Using the latest H265+ compression which uses 80% less hard drive space than H.264. in the older model.
      • Large 1TB Hard drive is included.
      • Supports HD-TVI, AHD, IPC and analog CVBS cameras with adaptive access.
      • Allows you to add on 2 x IP cameras (in addition to 4 HD cameras). You can also install more IP cameras in place of the Turbo cameras i.e. the system is hybrid
      • .
      • Supports full 1080P and 6MP on the IP cameras.
      • HDMI and VGA output at up to 1920×1080P resolution
      • Long transmission distance over coax cable.
      • This recorder works with 3G Routers.
      • Up to 4/8-ch synchronous playback at 1080p resolution playback at up to 256X speed.

      View our Hikvision TURBO HD range of cameras for use with this DVR. You can easily connect your old standard Analogue cameras with BNC connectors also.
      Easy connection to the internet using free P2P Setup. (Instructions included) which means FREE Smart phone, table & PC remote viewing from anywhere in the world. No port forwarding knowledge required.

      1080p HD 8-Channel Security System

      1080p HD 8-Channel Security System with Eight 1080p HD Outdoor Cameras, Advanced Motion Detection and Smart Home Voice Control

      Protect the people and things that matter most with this 1080p HD home security system from Lorex. This system features an 8-channel DVR and eight 1080p HD weatherproof security cameras. This system also features advanced person/vehicle detection and smart home compatibility, which allows you to combine active security with the convenience of hands-free voice control.

      1080p high definition detail and clarity Experience the difference that full 1080p HD video makes. Our advanced cameras use standard coaxial cable to carry high definition 1080p (1920×1080) video to your HD DVR. This resolution ensures detailed live viewing and recording that leaves nothing to the imagination.

      Be aware whenever motion is detected on your property with advanced motion detection. This system features person/vehicle detection on 2 channels which helps reduce unnecessary alerts and false alarms from moving branches or animals. Important motion events that are recorded can easily be found using the Smart Search feature, which organizes events by type (e.g. person/vehicle motion vs. general motion, etc.)

      Each camera in this system will deliver long range night vision capabilities that will help keep you and your property safe through the night. Infrared (IR) LEDs provide allow you to clearly see up to 150ft (bullet) and 130ft (dome). Both cameras also feature SmartIR technology that aids close up recognition of objects in the dark. This ensures that a person or object will not be overexposed if they get close to the infrared lights.

      With an IP66 weatherproof rating, the surveillance cameras in this bundle are suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation. Your cameras can withstand all weather climates and will even continue to operate in extreme temperatures as low as -22°F (-30°C)

      Remote viewing from your mobile with Lorex Home This system is designed for use with our innovative, hassle-free Lorex Home™ app. With Lorex Home, you can quickly and easily view your security system remotely through your smartphone or tablet. You can also program the app to send you motion-activated push notifications and email alerts with screenshot attachments straight to your phone to keep you connected to your property at all times. Simply download the free app, scan the QR code on the DVR and your cameras will appear for you to monitor (or review footage).

      Single cable camera connection Each analog security camera comes with a siamese BNC cable that provides video transmission and power to the camera. This cable can be run through walls to give you the flexibility to install the camera where you need it most. A wired video / power connectivity means constant connection to your cameras, so your recording never misses a beat.

      Reliable security grade hard drive The DVR in this system is capable of working 24/7 without a break. Thankfully, so is the 2TB hard drive within it. Lorex uses security certified hard drives that are manufactured specifically to meet the high workload demands of continuous security monitoring. This means that you can rely on this professional grade hard drive to safely store weeks (or even months) of security footage. It is also possible to manually upgrade the hard drive within the DVR to a hard drive up to 8TB in size.

      With or without the internet This security camera systems can be used without being connected to the internet. This means that your data can only be accessed directly from your DVR. However, an internet connection is required to enable remote viewing, motion push notifications, and to download the latest firmware updates.

      Every thing you need to know about CCTV cameras

        HD VIDEO IS SUPERIOR.

        There is no comparison between HD video and older analog technology. HD video is much higher resolution and displays far better detail and clarity. In-fact, you can expect our HD cameras to be at least 3-5 times sharper than standard analog cameras. This is because HD cameras are measured in megapixels. Each megapixel is comprised of 1 million pixels or dots on a screen. 1MP and above is considered high definition which is the equivalent of a 720p digital broadcast signal. Full HD television is broadcasted at 2MP or 1080P. A 4K Ultra HD video broadcast is equivalent to 8MP. The higher the megapixel counts the sharper the image. One great benefit of HD cameras is that you can digitally zoom or blow up an HD picture and the integrity of the image will remain largely intact rather than appearing pixilated or blurry like the older analog cameras.
      • DVR VERSUS NVR.

      • There are 2 types of HD security camera technologies; HD over Coax and IP based. A recorder that supports HD over coaxial cable is called a digital video recorder (DVR). IP cameras connect to a (NVR) network video recorder using Ethernet or network cable. Both DVR and NVR units provide the same basic functionality. Either can be used to view live or recorded video and also to view your cameras remotely on a Smartphone, tablet or computer. The main differences would be the type of cable used to connect the cameras. Also, it is important to note that HD over Coax recorders is backwards compatible for older analog cameras. In other words, you can use both HD cameras as well as any existing analog cameras with our HD over Coax digital video recorders.
      • IP NETWORK CAMERA SYSTEMS.

      • Many new customers are interested in IP cameras. We offer 2 IP camera product lines; Green-line and Blue-line. You should always match products with the same color code for the best compatibility and overall user experience. Our Network Video Recorders are able to display Ultra HD images up to 8mp or 4K. IP cameras are run using CAT5, CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable. All of our IP cameras are Poe (Power over Ethernet) meaning that both power and video are transmitted over a single cable for very simple installation. Standard IP cameras can be run up to 325ft. We offer additional hardware such as repeaters and switches for customers who require further cabling. A unique feature of our Green-line (Sure Vision TM) IP camera line is the ability to transmit both power and video over 1,000ft using pure copper Ethernet cable.
      • HD OVER COAX SYSTEMS.

      • HD over Coax cameras are run using traditional coax cable with BNC video connectors. Our Digital Video Recorders can also produce ultra HD images up to 8mp or 4K, and are also compatible with older analog cameras. The most common type of cable used is RG59 Siamese cable. The term Siamese means there are actually 2 cables (power and video) running side by side that can be pulled apart. This is important because HD over Coax cameras are not powered from the recorder. Rather, HD over Coax cameras can be powered using an individual power adapter or a multiple output power when running multiple cameras. HD over Coax is extremely beneficial when a customer has existing analog infrastructure in place and wants to also add HD cameras. Another benefit of HD over Coax is that video can be transmitted well over 1000ft distance. Our digital video recorders support all of the HD over coax technologies.
        We carry many different styles of cameras.
        We carry many different styles of cameras. A lot of people like the bullet style cameras due to their sleek housing. Other people prefer a dome style for their discreet, low profile and vandal-proof design. A large majority of the cameras we offer are fully weatherproof for indoor or outdoor use. The size of the camera lens will determine its viewing angle. Our widest lens size is 2.8mm and will produce a 110 degree super wide angle which is good for covering the entire immediate perimeter. A popular 3.6mm lens will display a 90 degree wide angle. Our most popular lens size is the 3.6mm which offers a 90 degree wide angle. Customers like wide angle cameras because they offer the most bang for the buck. However, if you need to focus on an object that is much further away then you will require a more powerful lens such as 8mm, 12mm or even a 50mm or 100mm lens for good close up images of objects that are over 100ft or even 200ft away. Many of these cameras offer a varifocal lens that you can adjust to achieve the perfect angle. Better yet, many of the varifocal cameras have a motorized lens so you can simply adjust the angle directly from your recorder or remote device. In short, there is always going to be a compromise between the width of the angle and the distance you can see. The perfect solution may sometimes be a combination of wide angle and varifocal cameras. A growing branch in CCTV is internet protocol cameras (IP cameras). It is estimated that 2014 was the first year that IP cameras outsold analog cameras. IP cameras use the INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) used by most local area network (LANs) to transmit video across data networks in digital form. IP can optionally be transmitted across the public internet, allowing users to view their cameras remotely on a computer or phone via an internet connection. For professional or public infrastructure security applications, IP video is restricted to within a private network or VPN. IP cameras are considered part of the Internet of things (IoT) and have many of the same benefits and security risks as other IP-enabled devices Our IP systems are currently used in business of all sizes, government applications, and homeowners seeking a high quality, commercial grade solution. Our SUREVISION camera comes with a 3 year warranty and unlimited technical support for the life of the product. These cameras make a perfect solution for any high end security application. IP cameras for business security or home security have quickly advanced and now offer a wide range of premium features, including incredibly detailed 1080p and 4K security footage, revolutionary night vision technology with long-range viewing, in addition to weather-resistant and vandal-proof housings to ensure safe outdoor use.

        Superior Surveillance with High Definition Security Cameras

        If you need a surveillance system that delivers superior performance with unbeatable quality, high definition security cameras are the way to go. Camera of 1080p HD resolution and higher are ideal for surveillance of businesses and properties. They provide excellent video clarity and detail with remarkable low-light performance both day and night. Improve your surveillance capabilities with our HD CCTV cameras at CCTV Security Pros.

        The Benefits of High Definition Security Cameras by CCTV Security Pros
        • HD CCTV cameras are the most trusted home and business surveillance option
        • An excellent choice for upgrades from older frameworks
        • Simple and straightforward upgrades - simply switch out security cameras and DVR
        • HD Over Coax is cheaper and more cost-effective than IP/CAT5/6 security systems
        • Remote video surveillance from anywhere, anytime, anyplace via PC, Smartphone, or tablet
        • 1080p videos are three times clearer than old analog CCTV security cameras
        • Free Smartphone app and PC software
        • Long video transmission distances of over 500 foot
        • Affordable HD surveillance option for all types of businesses and homeowners
        • Require less hard drive surveillance video storage


        New technologies in Hd cameras

          Color VU Turbo HD cameras
          provide bright color video images 24/7, even in the lowest-light conditions. This powerful ability to capture details in low lighting comes from two specific breakthroughs in hardware technologies: advanced lenses and high-sensitivity sensors. In contrast to conventional lenses, ColorVu lenses are equipped with a super-aperture, reaching up to F1.0, which allows more light to enter the lens so that imaging brightness can be increased. The high-sensitivity sensor demonstrates a new light-collection structure that vastly improves the utilization of light. With brighter, more colorful video images, Hikvision customers are protected against security Breaches, even when they happen at night.

          Hikvision AcuSense family

          Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have many of the same surveillance and security requirements as larger organizations. They need to identify and react to perimeter breaches in real time, and they need to automate footage searches to save time for their security teams. Incorporating eleven different DVR models, Hikvision AcuSense family uses the latest deep learning technologies to enhance object detection. Specifically, Hikvision AcuSense Turbo HD DVR detects vehicles or humans; it filters out false alarms triggered by animals, leaves, and other insignificant objects, and minimizes costly, time-consuming manual checks. As an additional benefit, Hikvision AcuSense Quick Target Search feature identifies and extracts footage of humans and vehicles from vast video datasets automatically, saving staff from searching through massive datasets. Analog security products have been popular among installers and customers for many years. Analog solution architecture is much simpler, making it easier to set up and maintain; and to fulfill the same security needs, an analog solution is usually more cost-effective than an IP solution. Ever since their launch in 2013, Hikvision’s Turbo HD Series analog products have been widely applauded for their amazing abilities. The Turbo HD line transforms analog CCTV video into high quality, high-definition surveillance. The latest Turbo iteration – Turbo HD 5.0 – takes everything a step further, employing AcuSense – a smart VCA technology based on deep learning algorithms – and ColorVu – 24-hour chromatic imaging.

        1. Wireless security cameras


        2. Many consumers are turning to wireless security cameras for home surveillance. Wireless cameras do not require a video cable for video/audio transmission, simply a cable for power. Wireless cameras are also easy and inexpensive to install but lack the reliability of hard-wired cameras. Previous generations of wireless security cameras relied on analogue technology; modern wireless cameras use digital technology which delivers crisper audio, sharper video, and a secure and interference-free signal

        3. Talking CCTV


        4. pilot scheme for what is now known as "Talking CCTV" was put into action; allowing operators of CCTV cameras to order offenders to stop what they were doing, ranging from ordering subjects to pick up their rubbish and put it in a bin to ordering groups of vandals to disperse. In 2005, Ray Mallon, the mayor and former senior police officer of Middles rough implemented "Talking CCTV" in his

          CCTV FAQ frequent asked questions in kenya

          How does infra red work on a CCTV camera

          The ability to film in low light conditions or even complete darkness is essential for many CCTV applications. Part of the that ability is down to using the right electronics which are sensitive enough to work in low light, the other tool used is infra red or IR lighting. We have a guide to infra red in our camera buying guide. Infra red light isn't visible to the human eye but CCTV cameras switch to black and white as light levels fall and can film the IR light spectrum. This means that to the camera its like shining a torch. IR has to bounce off something but providing there is a hard surface to reflect the infra red your camera is able to see in the dark.

          Previously cameras had separate infra red light lamps bolted onto the side of their housings. It made the whole unit very large and industrial looking. In more recent times cameras have been designed with IR lighting built into them. This greatly reduces their overall size and visual impact. It also reduces cost when compared to modular cameras using separate lighting units. Many people selling CCTV cameras describe them in terms of infra red range. Do not confuse this with the optical range of the camera or the distance at which a camera can record detail. That is determined by the lens. Wider angle lenses will have a shorter optical range, more telephoto lenses a longer range. The IR range is a largely immaterial figure, often made up and is supposed to represent the distance at which the camera's infra red can be detected. In reality the ability of a camera is a combination of the lens, how powerful the IR is and how sensitive the electronics are.

          How does motion detection work with CCTV cameras and systems

          Motion detected recording is a feature on all our DVR recorders. The DVR monitors camera images and decides when it thinks there is movement. To do this the DVR looks at individual image frames and compares them to the previous one. If it sees differences then motion is assumed to have taken place. It is the DVR not the cameras which is looking for movement.

          A DVR isn't as intelligent as you or I and can't differentiate between background movement, changes in light and someone coming to break into your property. To help minimise false triggers it is possible to limit where on the screen the DVR looks for movement and limit this to a small area or a number of areas. You don't have to use the full screen. You can set the trigger area using the set up menu on the DVR, you can also set the trigger area remotely if the DVR is connected to your local network / the internet.

          Some people only record footage when motion is detected in an attempt to extend the time footage is stored. We are not big fans of doing this. We would rather see motion triggering being used to create bookmarks within 24/7 recording rather than the sole means of capturing footage. Use it to identify which sections might be important but still have constant footage either side of the trigger.

          What do I need for a complete CCTV system?

          A CCTV system will be based around a DVR or digital video recorder. CCTV cameras are connected to the DVR using cables and there will be some ancillary items such as a power supply for the cameras.

          DVR or digital video recorder
          DVR or digital video recorder The DVR is the heart of the CCTV system. It takes all the camera inputs, arranges them on screen for live viewing and also stores footage onto a hard drive for viewing at a later date. Our DVRs record all the cameras regardless of what you are viewing live on your monitor. It is possible to view 1 camera at a time or several camera in various combinations depending on how many channels the DVR supports. We sell 4, 8 and 16 channel DVRs which are suitable for 4, 8 or 16 cameras respectively. They can be combined, so 2 16 channel DVRs could host a 32 camera CCTV system.

          Our DVR recorders also support remote access over the internet. You need to connect the DVR to your internet router. This can be done either with a cable, a power bridge adapter which uses your electrical wiring or a wireless network point. Then wherever you are in the world you can view live footage from your cameras, see previously recorded footage, make back ups of important events and even make settings changes to the DVR

          The cameras
          CCTV cameras are the most important thing to get right and we have devoted quite a bit of space on our website to helping you make the right choice. We are always glad to offer help and advice if you are planning a CCTV system so pick up the phone and give us a call. We can have a look at your property using aerial images whilst talking through your specific requirements and select which cameras will best suit your requirements.

          Cables

          The cable from the DVR to the camera does 2 jobs. It transfers video from the camera back to the DVR and it supplies 12 volt power to the camera. Video connection is via a BNC connector. If you are using CAT5 cable then the BNC connector will be part of the video balun. 12 volt power connections are 5.5mm jack plugs. At the camera end there is a DC plug, at the DVR end a DC socket into which the 12 volt power supply for the camera connects. For this reason you would normally locate the camera power supply next to the DVR unit. The DVR will be supplied with it's own 12 volt power supply.

          Are PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) cameras better than fixed cameras?

          What is a PTZ camera ?

          PTZ stands for Pan, Tilt, Zoom. A PTZ camera can be remotely controlled allowing it to move up and down as well as zoom in on potentially important targets. You can also program a tour between pre-set points. In theory PTZ cameras sound great, they can cover large areas and even zoom in when more detail is required

          The downsides of using a PTZ camera

          PTZ cameras are expensive, certainly good ones are. There are a few low quality products on the market aimed at the bottom end of the DIY market, these should be avoided. However the biggest problem with PTZ cameras is that you need a full time operator to control them. When pointing in one direction they can't see elsewhere. When the camera is moving the image will be blurred meaning you can't get any detail or identify people. So when you set the camera on a tour between preset points the image will be blurred for a large part of the recording.

          Infra red illumination is often not fitted to PTZ cameras meaning they are less effective at night. It is possible to find PTZ cameras with effective IR and our PTZ cameras feature zoom sensitive IR which increases brightness as you zoom in, the assumption being you are hoping to see further away. Latency when remote accessing the cameras. When remote accessing PTZ cameras there is a delay between you asking a camera to move and seeing the result of that movement on your remote monitor or computer. This is known as latency and it can make it difficult to accurately control PTZ cameras remotely over the internet.

          Consider fitting more fixed cameras

          Rather than use a PTZ camera consider fitting more fixed cameras for the same cost as a single PTZ camera. That way you will cover all the views all the time. You also don't need the expense of a full time operator. There are some "self tracking" cameras which identify targets and keep following them, the problem is the image will be blurred when the camera moves and how does the camera know who to track when faced with multiple targets. Thieves often work in gangs. PTZ cameras do have their uses but in the vast majority of cases you are better off using more fixed cameras.

          Can you explain the wide range of prices I see for CCTV on the internet in kenya?

          Like everything in life CCTV is available at a range of different prices points and quality levels. You can fly on a plane for $500 in economy or you can pay $5,000 to fly on the same plane in a first class suite

          The problem with CCTV is a lack of regulation and failure to understand the basic principles means people often sell systems which won't do what they claim. They sell you a first class suite but you board the plane to find yourself squeezed into a small economy seat. Actually its worse than that, they sell you a first class suite to New York but you get to sit on an orange crate whilst the plane flys to Luton.

          People selling CCTV tell lies
          We set up Havens as frustrated customers. We did our homework, looked at the specifications, listened to the sales patter in kenya and were very disappointed with what turned up. When you know what you are looking at the claims made by people selling CCTV in kenya are appalling. It isn't just the odd seller on ebay, it's rife across the industry. Big national retailers are misleading buyers in an attempt to get their money. When you see a camera with a claimed range of 25 metres you assume it's capable of filming something 25 metres away. You might allow a bit of artistic licence and work on 20 metres to be safe but the reality is it might only have an optical range of 3 or 4 metres.

          The specifications retailers use are often not important

          Sticking with CCTV cameras as our example retailers often use TVL (television lines) as a determining factor in how good or bad their products are. The number of TV lines has little to do with the quality of a camera, that is more to do with the lens fitted and its optical range. Even if TVL was important retailers rarely quote TVL correctly, they advertise 560TVL cameras as 1000 TVL cameras because they don't understand how TVL is calculated.

          Advice and support

          We don't just sell boxes. We listen to customers needs, advise them as to the most appropriate equipment and then support them once their purchase arrives. That advice and support is vital but usually lacking at the cheaper end of the market. CCTV isn't difficult once you understand a few basic rules but most people struggle because they are mislead by false claims. Only a tiny proportion of CCTV fitted actually does what it should. We want to ensure you are are one of those small minority who own effective CCTV solutions.

          Understanding the range of a CCTV camera

          TVL and IR range

          People selling CCTV are often very misleading when it comes to CCTV camera range. They normally quote two figures, the number of TVL and the IR range. This might be called the night time range. IR range is a largely made up number based around how far away from the camera Infra red light can be detected. It has nothing at all to do with the effective range at which detail can be filmed.

          Optical range

          The distance at which detail can be captured using a camera is its optical range. Unfortunately no one every quotes it, they only quote the IR range. The optical range has nothing to do with how many TVL the camera has or how bright the IR is, it all depends on what lens is fitted.

          A DVR stores images as tiny dots or pixels. With D1 resolution you get around 400,000 pixels per image frame. With a wide angle lens the pixels spread apart very quickly as you move away from the camera and fewer pixels mean less detail is captured. Conversely a more telephoto lens concentrates the pixels and captures more detail further from the camera. Camera lenses are measured in mm, the smaller the number the wider the angle of view. 2.8mm or 3.6mm would be considered wide angle.

          Varifocal cameras

          A varifocal camera allows you to manually zoom in or out during installation. This means one camera is able to perform different jobs. It can be set to wide angle or telephoto. This means you don't have to worry as much when buying the camera, you can balance the angle of view and detail captured once it is fitted. You just need to make sure you have the correct lens range, we can help you decide.

          With fixed lens cameras you only get one chance, if its the wrong angle you have to replace the camera. For that reason we would always advise buying varifocal rather than fixed lens cameras.

          Using CAT5 cable to wire CCTV cameras

          In recent years the invention of the video balun has meant CAT5e cable can be used to connect CCTV cameras to CCTV DVR recorders. All the connections can be made using only a screwdriver, no need for special tools or fiddly components. Before you start there are a couple of important things to know.

          What components do I need?

          Video is transmitted along the CAT5e cable using a pair of video baluns, one at the DVR end, one at the camera end. We sell 2 types of video baluns, Standard definition and High definition designed to be used with our HD 1080P cameras and DVR recorders. Power is transmitted using using screw in DC plugs and sockets. The plug goes at camera end the socket at the DVR end. Locate the camera power supply close to the DVR.

          Don't exceed the maximum cable run

          The maximum distance video signal can be transferred with our video baluns is approximately 300 metres. If you are using the cable to power a camera as well as transfer video signal then we would suggest a maximum distance of about 50 metres to avoid voltage drop. This assumes you are using 3 pairs of wire for 12 volt supply and 1 pair for video signal transfer as per our images below

          Use a colour convention, stick to it and check carefully

          It is important to check your wiring carefully. Choose a colour convention and stick to it. In the examples below we have used blue for video signal and solid colour for +ve, white plus coloured stripe for -ve.

          You need to run 1 length of CAT5e cable from the DVR recorder to each camera. The cable is going to do 2 jobs. One pair of wires will handle the video signal, the other 3 pairs of wires will be combined to take 12 volt power from the transformer located next to the DVR to the camera.

          Wireless CCTV cameras

          Each week we speak to a lot of people planning CCTV systems. No two conversations are ever the same but the subject of wireless CCTV and in particular wireless CCTV cameras often comes up. In theory wireless offers the ideal solution, no cables to run means installation times are reduced. So why don't we sell wireless CCTV?

          Before you buy wireless CCTV cameras or a wireless system read this.

          There are a number of problems with wireless CCTV. Firstly it isn't actually wireless, you still need to power the cameras via a cable. Wireless cameras tend to be fairly poor quality aimed at the lower end of the DIY market. The electronics aren't great and you only have a limited choice of lens options. Choosing the correct lens CCTV camera is the single most important factor in determining the overall quality of your CCTV system. Read our camera buying guide to understand what you need to consider when looking at CCTV cameras.

          Wireless problems and limitations

          The wireless link it's self often causes problems. In Kenya a lot of other devices share the relatively narrow frequency bands allocated to this sort of device. Wireless routers which stream the internet around your home share the same 2.4GHz frequency of many wireless CCTV systems for instance. Microwaves, baby monitors, bluetooth devices, structural building components, cordless telephones, walls and other solid objects are just some of the things which can get in the way of a potential signal.

          Hard wired CCTV is best

          A wired solution will always give the best results. It might take a little more time to install initially but you only have to do it once. CAT5 cable when used in conjunction with a simple pair of passive video baluns can transmit video signals up to 300 metres without deterioration. Switch to active baluns and that distance increases to an incredible 1,200 metres far in excess of any wireless Camera.

          CCTV kit, CCTV kits - CCTV cameras, DVR recorders and accessories

          We get asked if we sell CCTV kits a lot and the answer is yes

          CCTV systems use several different cameras

          Everybody's CCTV needs will be different. Some people want cameras for outside, some for inside. Some cameras need to film overall views whilst others need to film higher levels of detail. Some subjects will be close to the camera, others some distance away. The cameras will also be fitted in a variety of different locations. You begin to see that a one box solution can never provide a good CCTV solution. The most important thing to get right on a CCTV system are the cameras. We have a guide to choosing CCTV cameras elsewhere on the site.

          The CCTV kits you see advertised all contain fixed lens wide angle cameras. The single worst thing you can do is use fixed lens wide angle cameras because they spread pixels apart as you move away from the camera and you don't capture any detail. They may claim an effective range of up 20 or 30 metres but the reality will be nothing like that, probably 3 metres in standard definition.

          Cables and connections

          Cable distances will vary from application to application so the likelihood is whatever cables came in the box would either be too long or too short. In fact pretty much every element of a CCTV system needs to be tailored to the user's needs. All in one box CCTV kits often have unique connectors to that particular kit meaning if you need to change a camera you can't because no one sells equipment with those fittings. The result is everything goes in the bin and you have to buy a completely new system.

          Quality

          CCTV kits tend to be very poor quality. You don't have a choice in how good or bad each element is, you simply get what's in the box. Because they are sold to a price one box CCTV systems tend to contain decidedly average quality equipment other than the outer box it's self. That will be bright, colourful and contains words such as professional, high quality, razor sharp, pinpoint, high definition and so on. They almost spend more money on the box than the contents!

          Buy what you need

          We allow you to choose elements of your CCTV system individually to make sure you end up with exactly what you need. Save money in areas where conditions are less demanding, buy the right gear for the job where things get a little tougher or results are more critical.

          We still reflect the fact you're not just buying a single camera by including a free power supply when you buy 4 cameras. We fit the hard drive into the DVR recorder, format it and configure the DVR settings free of charge to save you having to wade through a 60 page instruction manual. We also include a good quality warning sign pack should you need one. Remember we are happy to offer free help and advice to make sure you buy the right kit.