Domestic closed circuit television (CCTV) systems can provide an effective solution for Home security. Surveillance pictures allow you to see what’s happening around your property, day or night.

CCTV today is increasingly driven by technology. UPL with its broad depth of experience is ideally positioned to advise on CCTV systems across a range of markets sectors.


Closed circuit television is the number one deterrent in reducing crime, it is used to protect your home, business and public spaces. Its use in town and city centres has seen a rapid reduction in crime and more significantly and increase in convictions. CCTV is considered to be the most effective method of reducing crime.

More and more businesses and organizations recognise the value of CCTV as an aid to providing a record of events, increasing staff efficiency and reducing staff theft.

In terms of loss prevention, CCTV systems act in a multitude of ways, not just on a deterrence basis. Digital recordings can be used for evidential purposes, for example in H&S related claims, often negating the need for costly and time consuming litigation. CCTV systems can also now facilitate AUTHORISED ACCESS such as out of hour’s deliveries whilst activating / deactivating access controlled systems as required remotely.

With the escalating costs associated with man guarding CCTV systems technology can add immeasurably to site security in the commercial marketplace. Together with intruder alarms and access control, CCTV systems act as a powerful deterrent to unauthorised access. Linked to a monitored ARC, once an alarm has been activated, the ARC is able to directly inform the intruder (via microphone intervention) that they are being monitored and that the arrival of the police is imminent.

Available technologies are numerous from simple static’s to fully functional PTZ (pan, tilt and zoom cameras), together with the widespread availability of multiplex digital records, CCTV systems technology is proving a cost effective alternative to man guarding.

CCTV systems can be linked via a WAN and can use IP technology to monitor their sites from a centralised, regional or local control room. Via IP technology and duplex speech it is becomes possible for head office personnel to monitor live and in parallel any situation and interface directly at branch level.