CCTV Security System for Retail Store in Cambridge
Published 20 Jun 2016
Category: Business Security System Hamilton & Waikato, Security Cameras
Our installers recently completed an install at a retail shop in the bustling town of Cambridge in the Waikato.
The shop was due to be fitted out the following day so the building had no fittings or stock to work around which helped us to complete the job in under two hours.
The building had an existing Paradox alarm system that included sensors, internal siren, external siren, keypad and smoke detectors.
The existing alarm was to be reused to help the customer save money as Sterling Security recognise that setting up a new retail shop is expensive.
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We were able to reuse the existing alarm and connect to it new Uniview businessn security components including three internal cameras for stock surveillance, an external tamper proof camera for around the clock burglary security and an IP network video recorder and video monitor.
All the new CCTV cameras were hard wired into the buildings power grid whereas appliances such as IP network video recorder and screen are connected to existing power sockets.
The cameras were installed at three different heights in the shop area as different camera angles and locations need to be recorded for reasons such as facial recognition and others at direct height over the till as well as covering all stock locations.
The Uniview IP network video recorder (NVR) is connected to the cameras and is hard wired into the internet modem though connecting via wifi is available if the modem position was not suitable.
The cameras work by picking up movement and only save footage when movement is detected. A neat feature is that the footage saved is five seconds prior to the movement and continues for thirty seconds afterwards so that a full picture of what happened is available. These times can be extended further if required. This means when reviewing footage only valid detection footage needs to be reviewed.
Once all the hardware is firmly in place all cameras are checked for optimal viewing positions by our installers and adjusted until the perfect positions are set.
Finally, the alarm keypad is configured, sensor zones configured and unique activation codes programmed for each staff member. The alarm admin code of the existing Paradox alarm was acquired by our installers using a sheet of known codes for the industry. We then programmed a new unique admin code which is stored securely by Sterling Security. This is an added level of protection we use that many other providers don’t have.
A final activation test was made back through to our monitoring station confirming the alarm was fault free and the monitoring connected.
The CCTV security system installation is complete and our installers locked up the building.