Control access to your property like never before
Standard Access control systems are a preventative measure against unauthorised personnel walking into offices, driving into buildings, or vandalising property, while still allowing authorised visitors and employees to circulate freely.
We understand that CCTV cameras need to fulfill the basic requirement of capturing live footage and then keeping this should you ever need it, but we also understand that you, the end-user, are looking for more than that in today’s world. All of our CCTV systems are capable of fulfilling these basic requirements such as live monitoring, archiving, and quick searches, but with so much more available, we truly can help make CCTV and video recording technology work for you in the most intelligent way possible.
Doing more than just recording and storing video
Here at Chris Lewis, our expertise lies in the customisation and integration opportunities available with CCTV technology. Our team of experts wants to make CCTV and video surveillance work for you by exploring the options beyond the obvious.
Integrate with your access control systems to deny/grant access to individuals inside or entering the building, and even cars coming onto your premises, based on their face or number plate. Link access events seamlessly to the video of the person entering the building.
When integrated with your intruder alarms, you can use CCTV cameras as motion sensors to highlight if an unwanted guest is inside your premises out of hours, recording the individual and alerting security guards and the police automatically with high-resolution images and mapping to help them identify where the individual is in real-time and what they look like should they escape.
If you are working in retail, use CCTV integrated with your POS system to search for video footage by transaction or product. Monitor the conversion rates of customers and their flow through your shop to identify hotspots where you may want to place special offers or high-ticket items. This is a tactic famously used by the likes of Tesco!
CCTV is an ideal way to help with your HR headaches. Easily identify and record if an individual is turning up late, not wearing the correct uniform/safety equipment, taking money from the till, not fulfilling their duties, being rude/abusive to customers and staff, or if they are acting unprofessionally in any way. Should you need to take disciplinary action you have the proof to back your decisions up should you need to show them or even take it to court.
Want to tell if the puddle someone slipped on was actually there? Did they knock the water over that they eventually slipped on? Was there actually a health and safety hazard that caused injury or was it a freak accident? CCTV helps keep you protected and get to the bottom of your health and safety issues should an incident occur.
Video Management Systems
There are so many options for CCTV available so it’s important you consultant an expert to make sure the system you select is appropriate for your application. For commercial applications we provide a software based CCTV system which offers the folowing benefits:
- Always stay up to date with the latest cyber security threats with live updates
- Software can be installed on your own Servers/PC’s
- Expandable to unlimited cameras
- Investment is transferable to new recording hardware if your server fails
- Easier to use with windows familiar user interface
Cloud CCTV systems
Footage can be stored in the cloud and is accessible from any internet-enabled device remotely, regardless of where you are in the world, with no need for any software installations or interference with your IT systems. This system has one login per person and you can manage your entire footage library from one screen. Relevant events are bought to your attention and smart search facilities such as vehicle colour, number plate or personal appearance allow you to find incidents in seconds with no need for rewinding/fast-forwarding.
- Easy to use: Intuitive interface, find information in seconds
- Monitor usage: Check who accessed the system, what they viewed, and if they changed anything
- Share footage easily: Send footage to colleagues or the police with two clicks by SMS or Email
- User permission: Set permissions for which cameras each user can see
- Tamper proof: All data is backed up and encrypted in the cloud so footage cannot be stolen or destroyed
- Critical alerts: Get notified if a camera is not working, it’s been moved or tampered with.
- Scalability: These solutions are incredibly easy to upgrade and expand as cloud storage is unlimited and data centres will have the capacity to comfortably handly your new requirements.
This solution does exactly what it says with on the tin with the servers and data being located on your premises, using backups and disaster recovery software to extract the data when you need it during a network failure. It is available in wired and wireless options and you can view the live and archived footage through your local PC and devices.
- Unlimited customisation: Because the servers and network are all local and specific to you, they can be fully customised exactly to your requirements, regardless of how niche this may be.
- Compliance: Companies with strict data compliance laws tend to prefer having the data stored on site, rather than in the cloud, which is especially relevant in legal, healthcare, and financial settings.
- Suits in-house IT teams: If you have an internal IT team, having the servers and network inhouse may save you money in the long run on support and maintenance contracts.
Steve Porter Head Porter, Pembroke College
“I can’t sing the praises of our new IP CCTV system highly enough. It’s made our College far more secure, it’s incredibly easy to manage and extremely quick to retrieve and rewind relevant footage.”
Martin Gibson General Manager, JETS
“The service that we have received has been first rate. Chris Lewis Fire & Security has really taken the time to understand our requirements and limitations, and has delivered in every aspect of the work. I now see them as trusted advisors who I won’t hesitate to contact when the time comes to extend or enhance the systems we now have in place.”
Iffat Khan Support Services Manager, Hounslow Primary Care Trust
“Because of the size and nature of the building our security requirements were extensive. The solution implemented by Chris Lewis Fire & Security is highly intuitive and has delivered the level of protection required. I was also very impressed with the amount of training and the level of support that was provided. “