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CCTV Installation

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Carole, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    We’ve decided to have CCTV installed but we don’t really want to pick a company at random, we’d rather choose someone that’s been recommended.

    Can anyone vouch for a company that they’ve used?
    Also, we don’t know a great deal about what’s on offer so can anyone give any tips on what we should be looking for?
     
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  3. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    What are the laws nowadays on camera positioning? I got a set for the exes shop that I (luckily!) never installed, was thinking of setting up the three cameras I still have to cover my drive and back garden but wasn't sure if I could cover neighbours drives/gardens? Not sure how much control I have on field of view and can only mount under the guttering really, so they'll likely cover the road and some of my direct neighbours driveways.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matter...CTV captures images,you are a data controller.
     
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  6. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    One cctv camera for every 9 humans in England

    Mine is called Ged

    All that cctv does is make the burglar wear protective headgear.

    Video shows probable male in grey tracksuit with head covered

    Far better to advertise 50p balaclavas on Spotty Stafford and snap the purchases

    Keep 'em peeled!
     
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    @tek-monkey

    The reolink cameras i use come with software that can blur out unwanted areas of footage.
    similar to what you see on the tv when they are blurring out a face.

    its totally legal to do it this way and as for collecting footage , the software i use will also allow to delete it on a time schedule.

    Mine are also controlled now using my Synology NAS CCTV center , i recall you are using a QNAP so its possible you may have software already available on that too that would do the same thing.

    Dont get overly stressed about it , ive had a police officer check my setup on one occasion and if mine is ok im sure you will have no problems at all.
     
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    Technically if you can't block or restrict the FOV then it falls under the data protection act.

    BUT if you advise the neighbours and tell them it will help protect their property as well they probably won't mind too much.

    You may need to put a sign up to warn them legally as well.
     
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  11. perry081064

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    I've recently ordered this one.
    full 360 degree motion as well as night vision up to 190 feet.



    https://reolink.com/product/rlc-423/

    done correctly theres nothing to stop you .
    admittedly, theres always that one person that will try and cause you trouble but providing you follow a few simple guidelines , you can ignore those.
     
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  12. BobClay

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    So I must assume from all that information that this installation is probably not legal …. :eek:

    halloween4.jpg
     
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    so it was you snooping around my back yard :strange:

    :P
     
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    Looks fine to me. Just need to paint the gun orange and you’ll be in line with public “fake” firearms laws
     
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    What about a pair of OCP Corp. ED-209 Law Enforcement Droids ?

    house.jpg
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Very discreet.
     
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    Out of stock on Amazon :P
     
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  18. Carole

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    Many thanks to @proactive for his recommendation.

    Much appreciated and we will follow that up.

    So while @tek-monkey seems to have got loads of advice on do it yourself CCTV, , myself the original poster hasn’t has any advice of what to ask an installer.

    I did click on the link by @perry081064 but the zoom didn’t seem to be what we’re looking for.

    We want a professional job done with top notch security.

    Anyone else recommend anyone?

    We will look into the one that @proactive recommended but we always like to get 3 quotes
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    The ED209 is a fine machine …. but the software is a bit glitchy …… :heyhey:

     
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    Sorry @Carole

    That link I provided would indeed be over the top for your needs I agree.

    Reolink do supply kits of 4 / 6 bullet cameras and a receiver to connect and record to.
    However those would require a small amount of DIY.

    I can recommend an electrician I used recently who do supply and fit CCTV systems if you are interested.
    Drop me a message and I will forward their details .
     
  21. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    But you don’t know what our needs are.

    So how do you know whether it’s over the top or not.?

    We were just asking about professional installation, what’s out there.
    We know nothing about it and don’t want to be sold something that we don’t need.
    Or conversely, not sold enough for our needs.

    We just wanted a bit of advice, but the replies were to do with DIY stuff, not what we’re looking for.
     
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