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12 Uses For Security Systems In Your Premises


CCTV can be used in a number of different ways to protect your commercial and residential premises. Our years of experience within the industry ensure we can provide the right CCTV solution for you. We design, install and maintain CCTV systems for a range of customers including residential, small and medium sized companies, hotels, schools and many more.

IP CCTV cameras will detect movement in specific areas, for example, if someone enters the site or premises out of hours or a schedule of your choice. This movement will be detected by the monitoring station which will trigger a standard intruder alert message to warn the intruder they have been detected, so the intruder knows they are being watched at that precise moment. The monitoring station can also use this visual verification to report to the police. All our closed circuit camera systems are fully compliant with the highest industry standards and regulations.

2. Video Analytics

The latest video analytics systems can automatically distinguish between events of interest, such as humans or vehicles entering the field of view and events of no interest such as the appearance of animals, foliage or litter – all of which can generally be disregarded. Key features include event driven video analytics which will detect legitimate targets whilst ignoring nuisance alarms.

3. Monitored Systems

All alarms fitted by Protect CSM have the ability to be self monitored by the end user. Using the latest technology signals can be received conveniently on your Smartphone and customised notifications to your requirements. Customer Benefits include added peace of mind for residential and business owners. Customised notification and immediate notifications via Smartphone or Tablet which allow you to view the area status and set or unset from anywhere in the world.

Customer Benefits:

  • Added peace of mind for property and business owners.

  • Receive a fast response to an activated alarm, minimising the chances of loss or damage Police and Fire Brigade call outs when required, giving further protection .

  • Helps meet insurance requirements, especially in commercial environments.

  • Facilitates superior management control of staff activity in commercial settings.

4. Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is a method of improving visibility of objects in a dark environment by detecting the objects' infrared radiation and creating an image based on that information.

All objects emit infrared energy (heat) as a function of their temperature. The infrared energy emitted by an object is known as its heat signature. In general, the hotter an object is, the more radiation it emits. A thermal camera is essentially a heat sensor that is capable of detecting tiny differences in temperature. The device collects the infrared radiation from objects in the scene and creates an electronic image based on information about the temperature differences. As objects are rarely precisely the same temperature as other objects around them, a thermal camera can detect them and they will appear as distinct in a thermal image.

5. Access Control

Perfectly tailor access privileges to groups or individuals quickly and easily using intuitive, user-friendly software. Event reports can be generated in a few clicks and the single-door architecture makes specifying, installing and maintaining the system easy. Advanced features such as site graphics, IP camera integration and 'Triggers and Actions' further extend the capabilities of this cutting-edge system.

6.Intruder Alarms

Intruder alarms offer protection against unauthorised access to your commercial or residential premises.

Wireless systems are suitable for residential and small commercial premises. They have a a quick and easy installation with a smart phone app with customisable push notifications. It also offers a wide range of two-way wireless peripherals with 80 available user codes, 32 wireless key fobs with individual user ID installed.

Intruder alarm systems graded 2 or 3 with 24/7 monitoring, WIFI, GPRS, IP and PSTN signalling options are available and suitable for all commercial premises and large residential.


Also known as Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) or Automatic Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR), ANPR is typically the process of sending an image or stream of images from a camera to a computer or processor. This can be a processor within the camera or a separate local or remote PC. The ANPR recognition software is usually referred to as the ANPR Recognition Engine which examines each image in turn and performs a sequence of operations. These include locating the plate, finding and separating all of the plate characters and then attempting to interpret each character by matching against a known template or using neural processes much like a human brain would do.

What does ANPR do?

Once a number plate has been read you will need to transmit the plate read with all of the meta data (includes plate text, lane id, location id, time & date and associated images etc) on to an application program running remotely or on the same processor as the plate was processed on. Sometimes plates are transmitted from hundreds of cameras to a central PC on the same site for further matching, processing or storage. ANPR recognition technology can be very clever but for most people they are not really interested in what happens ‘under the bonnet’, they want good read accuracy and an application that delivers the solution for their system requirements.

ANPR Application Software Application Software is everything when it comes to delivering an ANPR solution. All the clever ANPR recognition stuff is not really that important without actually doing something with the results. Car Park Management, Access Control, Security Monitoring with alerts based upon known criminals and suspicious vehicles are just the headlines. User requested bespoke solutions are driving application development in ANPR at a great pace - so if you are looking at a set of requirements this is a good point to focus on.

ANPR Access Control ANPR provides additional security over the common problem of access control proximity key fobs being cloned by the locksmith in a corner shop. This generally would not apply to the bigger industry brands but we ourselves have been surprised to learn that many RFID tokens can be cloned so easily. Car park users can be given access on a category rule basis that determines days and times for access whilst a Visitor can be given a timed ‘virtual permit’ to just some of a site’s car parks that will elapse after the time window has passed.

ANPR Security Monitoring of incoming vehicles to a site, spotting repeat visitors engaged in driving round a perimeter for hostile surveillance with pop-up alerts or emails to a smartphone can all be achieved very simply using ANPR. Arriving VIPs or expected visitors’ plates can create audible alerts to make sure they get the appropriate attention and treatment as they arrive.

8. Fire Alarms

For larger premises you will require an addressable fire detection system where each detector has a unique address allowing incidents to be identified precisely and the fire strategy can be programmed. An addressable fire alarm system is made up of a series of fire detectors and devices that are connected back to a central control panel. With addressable systems, each device has an address or location, enabling the exact detector that was triggered to be quickly identified.

For smaller premises you can consider a conventional system. You will require a fire detection system which splits the building into a number of simple fire zones and triggers an evacuation should a fire occur. We can also merge all devices and sounders on each circuit (zone). This is called a two wire system and requires less cable and time to install which would keep costs to a minimum. So whether its your home or business our system can be a great cost effective way to draw anyone’s attention to what could be the start of a fire

Wireless fire alarm systems, very much like our addressable systems above but completely wire free. This not only saves time it also causes no damage to internal structures. The alarm can have devices added onto the system with ease. Due to being wire free it means there is no need to run any fire rated cables which lowers the cost of your installation. More and more properties are going wireless nowadays due to being as stable as a wired system, it keeps everything to a complete minimum and you can have a fire alarm you can be proud of.

9. Maintenance and Servicing

Having a regular service and maintenance contract in place for your security equipment is essential for ensuring your system works when you need it most. Preventative inspections identify potential problems before they occur and can be supported with a rapid, prioritised response if required.

Basic Service and Maintenance contracts provide regular preventative inspections of your systems and access to our technical support help desk via telephone or email. Basic support also allows access to our remote support facility and engineer call-out is available at an extra cost (subject to terms and conditions).

Standard Service and Maintenance contracts are designed for those who need preventative inspections of there systems and access to our technical support help desk via telephone or email along with the addition of an emergency response to system failure, Included in our standard contracts is an emergency call-out agreement (Subject to terms and conditions).

Comprehensive Service and Maintenance contracts are ideal for those who want to pay an inclusive fixed cost, to cover preventative inspections of there systems and access to our technical support help desk via telephone or email along with the addition of emergency engineer call-outs if required, and the repair/replacement of faulty parts. (Subject to terms and conditions).

10. Network and Data Cabling

Services included:

  • Single and Multi-site Solutions

  • Design and Installation

  • Voice and Data Projects

  • CAT5E, CAT6A, CAT7

  • Specifications Fibre Optics Switches and Routers

  • Wireless Solutions

  • Audio Visual Cable Moves

  • Adds and Changes

11. Rapid Deployment and Solar Solutions

Ready to be used in different conditions during diverse events, including concerts, football matches and other sports events as well as during daily monitoring of busy city streets. Rapid deployment CCTV is as universal and versatile as required for such a variety of situations and types of usage. It is a modern, high-tech surveillance system, designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, directed attempts at disabling the monitoring equipment (cutting its power, screening the camera lens etc.).

Due to the advancement of surveillance technology, rapid deployment CCTV systems are lightweight and can be installed at virtually any spot. No additional projects and permits are required prior to the installation, as the camera has reliable, yet easy to install special mounting sockets.

One of the great advantages of mobile rapid deployment CCTV systems is the quality of the images captured. Full HD ensures the best resolution, which translates into simpler recognition of suspects and faster, more effective reaction to potential threats. At the same time the system has been designed to withstand extreme temperatures, ranging from -40°C to +80°C. With battery life estimated at 3000 cycles, the rapid deployment CCTV equipment is extremely durable and reliable – in virtually any conditions, all year round and for many years to come.

12. Perimeter Intrusion Detection

Buried sensor cables generate an invisible detection field that the system monitors to detect and locate intrusions. Being invisible, it offers the lowest vulnerability to defeat of any outdoor perimeter intrusion detection sensor while ensuring site aesthetics are maintained.

It uses ported (“leaky”) coaxial sensor cables to create an invisible electromagnetic detection field. Apertures within the cables enable energy from the transmit cable to be detected by the corresponding parallel receive cable. A patented coded pulse signal algorithm determines the exact intrusion location, including those occurring simultaneously.

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