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What is Hikvision CCTV?


Chinese company Hikvision were established in 2001, and have since become a leading manufacturer of innovative CCTV Surveillance solutions. Hikvision produce a vast range of CCTV Cameras and equipment, including IP cameras, HD analog cameras, management and analytics software, alarm systems, Digital Video Recorders (DVR), Network video Recorders (NVR), doorbells and many other assistive surveillance equipment.

IP Cameras are the future of Surveillance Cameras, turning received images and audio input into data that can be transmitted over a secure internet connection. Hikvision provide a range of these smart IP cameras, complete with inbuilt analytics software.

What makes Hikvision stand out is their commitment to research and development, spending 8% of their annual revenue for this exact purpose.

Hikvision provide their customers with a huge amount of choice on a range of features, including image quality, camera design and price. This means that Hikvision equipment can be easily tailored to your budget and requirements, leaving you with a security system that suits your business.


What is Prolux Security?

Prolux Security Systems remains at the forefront of innovative surveillance and monitoring technology with recent new product developments including truly wire-free HD cameras and doorbells, state-of-the-art professional-quality CCTV video surveillance recording systems and cameras, including the latest 4K ultra HD, 5 and 3 Megapixel super HD, and 1080p full HD systems with True Detect heat and motion-sensing technology.

Prolux Security Systems is a global leader in security monitoring, consumer electronics and security-centric solutions for the smart homes and businesses of today and tomorrow.

Prolux Security Systems vision is to be the world leader in smart security solutions, taking care of people and making every home and business a safe place. Home and business needs, and technology, continue to evolve but Prolux Security commitment is to always deliver security made smarter.

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A CCTV kit offers complete coverage for larger or commercial properties. The kits come with a digital video recorder (DVR) that acts as the hub and storage for all your footage.They record constantly, and depending on the hard drive size, can offer up to several months of footage to review should you need to. Some allow you to manage and view footage on your smartphone or tablet, so you can always check up on your business or home when you’re away.

Number of cameras and channels

We list both the number of cameras and number of channels of our CCTV cameras. The number of cameras is the amount actually supplied in the box, while the number of channels is the number of cameras that can be connected to the DVR.

Infrared night vision

Infrared night vision allows the CCTV cameras to see and record in the dark. The distance that this works at varies between cameras, so make sure you choose a CCTV kit with good enough night visibility for your surroundings.

DVR capacity

The capacity refers to the amount of storage the DVR has for saving footage. Once the hard drive is full, the oldest files get recorded over, so a larger hard drive allows you to view footage from further back – great if you travel or have a lot of cameras.

Picture quality

CCTV picture quality is measured in TV-lines. This refers to the horizontal number of vertical lines across the image. The higher the number, the clearer and more detailed the picture, which is important if you’re recording a large space or a property from far away.

Mobile connectivity

Along with the DVR, some CCTV cameras connect to your WiFi network. This means you can log in using your computer, tablet or smartphone and view a live feed from any of the cameras in your network – great for keeping an eye on your property while you’re away.

Reasons to buy a CCTV kits

Complete coverage

CCTV camera kits allow you to constantly record several locations around your property simultaneously. Well placed CCTV cameras can capture every angle of a building for complete visibility and security.

Constant recording

A DVR is included with all CCTV kits, which all the cameras connect to. It is constantly recording everything the cameras pickup, so you can review a week’s worth of footage from multiple angles.

Fixed locations

As CCTV cameras need to be installed, they can be placed in locations unsuitable for smart cameras, such as on high walls for better visibility. CCTV cameras feature weatherproof casings, so work perfectly in all conditions.

IP CCTV network surveillance systems

V Fix IT is an expert in the design and installation of IP CCTV Cameras. In fact, our reputation for installing IP surveillance systems across the UK and Europe means your security is in the best hands.

We use market-leading IP CCTV systems to ensure seamless integration with existing IT applications and policies — something that we are very proud to supply. Our network-based CCTV systems provide reduced running costs, increased flexibility, choice of video analytics and great picture quality.


What Is an IP CCTV Camera?

Traditional CCTV systems use analogue links to connect cameras to the control station and DVR (Digital Video Recorder).

However, wireless or IP CCTV systems seamlessly link cameras, control stations and NVRs together on an IP (Internet Protocol) network. IP networks are traditionally IT-based, and IP connections are made over a CAT5 or CAT6 data cable network. This system can be easily integrated with any existing IP network resources; for example, the company LAN, WAN (router) and broadband connections.

An IP CCTV system enables easy access to video data from networked cameras and can be accessed remotely from home or anywhere in the world, on any device with an internet connection, including mobile phones, tablets and laptop computers. Digital footage can be quickly reviewed by local or external sources, such as monitoring station staff or the police. You do not need to attend a site to interrogate a tape-based system to a specific point, as the systems can search for motion detection, or specific and dangerous behaviour patterns.

IP CCTV camera systems are fast-replacing analogue systems, with V Fix IT experts in the installation and planning of IP systems and service. Rest assured that we have successfully migrated many analogue systems to an IP-based infrastructure — view our case studies for just a few high-profile examples.