Closed circuit television (CCTV) has been with us for almost 50 years and has recently risen to the forefront of media and public attention.
CCTV has proven itself to be very important in the fight against crime, as well as becoming a powerful tool for corporate and commercial organisations. One of the key limitations of CCTV is the amount of cabling associated with a traditional network, which makes the service hard to expand, potentially restrictive and expensive.
IP (internet protocol) CCTV overcomes many of the problems associated with traditional installations - representing another step towards the convergence of data, communications and security onto a single network. As well as significant cost savings, IP CCTV adds flexibility and increased functionality to CCTV. Existing network and CCTV infrastructure can be leveraged to enable monitoring and recording over IP, ensuring that existing investments are protected while benefiting from new technology. New cameras can be positioned to address specific problem areas or to monitor production processes. Images can then be sent directly to the relevant person via their PC, mobile phone or PDA, enabling them to respond more quickly.
Excelling in New Technologies
North Lanarkshire Council was one of the first local authorities to implement IP CCTV. The council’s IP CCTV infrastructure, which was part of a £3million investment, is one of the largest in Europe. The monitoring service covers a far greater area and the police have significantly improved their response times to incidents.
Xtreme Business Solutions offers a comprehensive IP CCTV service including technical site surveys, system design and configuration as well as installation and support.