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CCTV Type, Guides and Truths

There are many CCTV systems available on the market and picking the right CCTV type can be complicated and confusing. We have put together a simple guide to help you keep your property protected from theft.

Why should YOU have CCTV?

A CCTV system allows you to monitor on-site activity. It can be beneficial for many different uses, such as a surveillance tool, as a criminal deterrent, for facial recognition, a method of identifying and prosecuting thieves and much, much more.

There’s so much on offer and various things to consider when it comes to finding out what CCTV type is right for your business. Assured are here to help. We install and maintain a wide range of CCTV systems to tailored to your site-specific needs, providing a safer and more secure environment for you and your employees.

So what types of CCTV Cameras are available to YOU:


A static camera is a camera set in place with a singular fixed viewing position of one particular area. It is usually a standard CCTV type. These are great on the interior and exterior of a building and resembles a good old-fashioned hand-held camcorder.


PTZ = Pan, tilt, zoom. A PTZ camera does exactly what it stays on the tin. It can be controlled from a remote location by the use of a keyboard or joystick in order to… pan, tilt and zoom into particular areas of interest. These are great for public places like shopping centres and are great for people and vehicle watching.


The dome camera, named for obvious reasons, is a more discrete camera. Is most commonly used in most commercial venues such as retail stores, cafés, coffee shops, offices and general businesses. These are best for an external location, surveying several different places at once.


Are mountable within a rugged housing, they are heated to withstand cold environments and have wipers to ensure a clarity. C-Mount cameras have changeable lenses in order to fit the purpose of use. The lenses are available from 4mm to 50mm. Even a 4mm lens will give you facial detail and a 70-degree angle of a view focused up to about 35ft. Typically, a 4mm would be used for a small office.


A bullet camera gets its name from its resemblance to a rifle bullet. The bullet camera has the same electrical components as the C-mount camera, with the addition of being enclosed within the bullet-shaped weatherproof casing. These are suited to external use, in areas to protect against vandals.

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There are many other types of cameras but don’t worry we can help! Call us today on 0845 402 3045, email or book in a free site survey now!

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