CCTV or Closed-Circuit Television are 24hr surveillance solutions for monitoring building premises, recording valuable footage of events and keeping possible intruders at bay.
The usage of CCTV systems is fairly common today with businesses, apartments, educational institutions, private homes, etc using them as a means to reduce theft and potential intruders by providing a safe environment for everyone involved.
We provide effective solutions for your premises by conducting a thorough analysis of your current systems and needs and creating custom made solutions with the latest equipment and designs that suit your budget.
The three major components in any CCTV installation are:
When it comes to CCTV Cameras there are three main categories to choose from analog cameras and IP cameras.
The wired security cameras : These are connected using appropriate network cabling, switches
Analog systems: These cameras typically use coaxial cables to connect all system components.
IP or network cameras: They generally use Ethernet cables. These systems run on digital IP or LAN and can either run on the existing network or have a separate set up of their own if the infrastructure and budget are available to ensure sufficient data and bandwidth speeds.
Analog or IP?
The downside they tend to shoot in much lower resolutions as compared to IP that provide better quality images as the resolution can go up to 4K in many cases.
IP systems come with a wide variety of features unlike analog from video analytic to video verification and even advanced processing for performance in low light.
As far as installations are concerned here too IP systems precede their counterparts by being easier as less cabling is required and scalability is also fairly manageable with IP systems increasing to overall flexibility aspect of these surveillance systems.
To ensure that anything of importance that is captured by your surveillance cameras is kept readily available for you at a later date CCTV systems need to contain the right kind of recorders. Typically you get two main options in this case DVR and NVR.
Digital Video Recorders (DVR) use video footage from analog cameras in a digital format at the desired resolution and frames per second.
Network video recorders (NVR) are compatible with IP cameras and they connect via a network switch or router. You can easily access footage on an NVR through a web browser or mobile app.
In order to save up on storage space cameras are often programmed to record only during certain times of the day or when they detect any movement in the designated premises instead of recording continuously 24hrs in a day.
You can choose from a wide range of options when it comes to monitors for your security system. IP cameras that are widely popular now-a-days you can easily view the footage on your Smartphone or desktop computer making it easily accessible for users on the go.
Irrespective of what your security requirements are we ensure that you get the best and latest CCTV technology that suits your budget and needs.
SIRA Certification for CCTV Systems
The Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) is a regulatory authority in Dubai, UAE that ensures the highest levels of safety and security by laying guidelines on implementation of best practices in security systems, services, and personnel.
SIRA has laid down specific guidelines on CCTV installation at various types of building in Dubai. All institutions which require SIRA certification has to abide by these guidelines and any non compliance to these can cause fines. Even the municipality demands SIRA NOC before issuing a building certificate.
To obtain a SIRA certificate you would be required to submit various documents like site inspection report, AMC, vendor quotation, etc through the designated portal. Any irregularities in the reports or delays can result in resubmission which can be quite tedious to handle.
It is best to choose an experienced SIRA certified vendor who is fully equipped to handle these procedures easily and avoid delays or submission failures at all costs.