Defining the Installation Requirements

This is the security threat, safety issue or other vulnerability that you are experiencing.  Consider at this point whether the installation of a CCTV system is the most appropriate response to these concerns, or if there are alternative options.  Professional advice should be sought at this stage, from our risk consultant. This stage is known as Level 1 of the operational requirement, this will be the blue print of your overall needs. Management and operational stratgies can also be discussed at this stage so that the final installation delievers on the full functionalty being seeked.

Confirming its purpose

This is the most important stage as the purpose of it is to provide a guide through the process from the decision “I need CCTV” to the commissioning of an effective system.  The first and most important question to be addressed with any CCTV system is “what do I need to see?” and “why do I need to see it?”  It is during this stage that the Level 2 of the operational requirement should be discussed fully with all stakeholders and completed.  There are step-by-step guides available from our risk assessment division.  Following each step will produce a clear operational requirement that can be passed to our technical team, and it will help them to intall a system as specified for you needs, and that it forfills its purpose.  Maintenance, management, monitoring and legal issues should also be considered in this stage.

Introduce products to meet objective

There are four things that your system may need to do:





As a supplier we will need to provide a system that can do these things, using suitable equipment.  For example, transmission method (how the images get from the camera to the monitor), type of camera, image quality, frame rates, display monitors, lighting, recording and storage capacity.

When the cameras have been commissioned, the final step in the process is to check that all of the functions specified in the operational requirement document have been met by the system.  A user manual should be supplied and the system should be set up correctly and tested.  In particular, you should test:

Camera’s field of view

Live and recorded image quality

Storage time provided by the system

Operation of the alarms and motion detection features    


We recognise that our reputation rests on the quality of service we provide, so we work hand-in-hand with you to see that systems are designed, installed and configured to ensure effective remote monitoring.