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CCTV System Installation

CCTV Systems: What are your options?

As part of the services we install, monitor and maintain CCTV (closed-circuit television). CCTV is a proven vital element of security and helps a business to protect its people, assets and property.

Our highly experienced engineers are expertly trained in all aspects of installing and commissioning CCTV systems.  Additionally, we provide support and advice to meet all customer requirements and pride ourselves on unrivalled customer care and after-sales support.

We are an SSAIB accredited installer and are bound by guidelines set out by the SSAIB Governing Board for install, documentation and commissioning.



Whilst both analogue and IP systems are categorised as providing exactly the same end result, both are different in many aspects of install and site requirements.

Our experienced engineers survey your site free of charge, discuss your needs and expectations and how you could benefit from having a CCTV system or whether you just require a digital recorder upgrade.

The experience we have built up over recent years with both IP and Analogue systems allows us to satisfy all of our customers’ needs from simple four-camera systems up to 100+ camera systems.



Digital Video Recorder (DVR) will be the device in which all images and sounds if required, are recorded. We use a minimum of a terabyte hard drive, even just for a four channel unit.

DVRs are traditionally supplied as four, eight or 16 channel units – 16 channels allowing 16 camera inputs. The whole system comprises of a physical direct connection of either coax or Cat 5 cable and the system will be completely standalone.

Images are analogue in appearance, rather like a home television before HD was introduced. Images cannot be enhanced during playback or whilst viewing recorded footage. Analogue systems can record in full real-time at 25FPS (frames per second). Humans can see only 15FPS.



Network Video Recorder, more commonly known in the industry as an NVR will be the device in which all images and sound (if required) are recorded on. IP systems use megapixel or HD 1080P cameras. This type of camera can be likened to your TV HD pictures and provide unrivalled quality against analogue systems.

Megapixel (MP) images can be enhanced during playback or whilst viewing recorded footage. Higher hard drive capacities are required as the NVR will be recording in a higher resolution although real-time can still be achieved with the correct set-up and system management.

The whole IP system uses structured cabling Cat 5 or 6 and in most cases, a site will require a completely separate network to that which will be used for staff PCs. A considerable load, even for a couple of cameras will cause problems on a basic network if not set up correctly.


Regular maintenance and monitoring of your CCTV system through our 24 Hour control room in Hull in conjunction with close communication from our CCTV engineers will enable potential problems to be identified at an early stage so that appropriate action can be taken.

CCTV Maintenance will be carried out either every six months or annually by SPS, who will have the resources, including spare parts, system knowledge and documentation to comply with our SSAIB accreditation. All service visits will be carried out on the anniversary of installation or at agreed intervals with the customer.

Typical CCTV Maintenance visits include:

  • Check every CCTV Cameras, clean lenses and adjust as necessary.
  • Check functionality of PTZ cameras.
  • Check connections.
  • Check power supplies.
  • Check switches for correct operation.
  • Check recorders for correct functionality and recording quality, adjusting parameters as required to meet current operating conditions.
  • Check operation of telemetry and communications equipment.
  • Check operating system, application software and file structures and carry out system diagnostics on computer-based DVR’s and NVR’s.
  • Check monitors, clean screens and adjust to optimum picture quality.

Service Visits:

Service visits can be arranged periodically to check functions and improve the performance of the system. These can ensure your system runs on the latest software, captures the best possible images and all aspects are working correctly. Your CCTV system is more valuable to you if maintained properly. Don’t miss out on essential footage – Call to discuss our CCTV Servicing packages.

Emergency Call Outs & CCTV Repairs:

Do you have a CCTV system that is in need of repair? We can investigate and diagnose system faults regardless if the system hasn’t been installed by us. We will then arrange repair or replacement for cables, software, cameras or complete systems depending on your needs. Some systems offer hybrid solutions to incorporate your existing systems with new upgrade elements. Our engineers are happy to discuss your requirements and suggest a range of solutions.

Areas Covered:

  • Hull
  • Grimsby
  • Scunthorpe
  • Lincoln
  • Doncaster
  • Wakefield
  • Leeds
  • Sheffield
  • Barnsley
  • Huddersfield
  • All other areas across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

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