CCTV is now considered one of the most effective and powerful tools to combat crime. The introduction of High Definition cameras means they can provide indisputable evidence for use in court.

CCTV Systems can be standalone on site systems, managed and controlled by your own security staff. Alternatively the system can be linked off site to an approved Video Receiving Centre (VRC) who can monitor the system when the site is unoccupied. This can reduce manned guarding costs significantly resulting on a quick Return On Investment (ROI) in your scheme.

The CCTV system used for Security protection can also provide additional benefits to your organisation including viewing potentially dangerous or hazardous areas for Health and Safety purposes or, monitoring production line processes. Another example is automatic control of Car Parks or entry to site via Number Plate Recognition Systems. The effectiveness of CCTV has been enhanced by the major developments in technology such as Video Analytics. HUB Security Systems offer a wide range of systems and products to meet a broad type of problems and applications.

HUB Security Systems offer a wide range of systems and products to meet a broad type of problems and applications.

There have been a number of major developments in the CCTV industry recently that have enhanced the effectiveness of these schemes some of these are outlined below:-

HD Video Cameras and Systems:
The CCTV industry is now taking advantage of the developments of High-definition video systems that we are now familiar with on our home TV screens.

Video Analytics:
The most effective CCTV systems are what we describe as Event Driven. This means the camera can detect something unusual or unexpected in its field of view. This can be movement in a particular area, or an item that has been left in a location for an unexpected length of times.

IP or Networked Systems:
Traditionally CCTV systems have been hardwired using coax cabling. These are referred to asAnalogue systems, which is a reference to the type of Video Signal used in these configurations.

Access Control System improves the security of premises by restricting WHO goes WHERE and WHEN.

HUB Fire & Security provide access control systems for managed access into and within buildings for authorised users. Access Control systems can be as basic as a single entrance door or a multi-site, fully networked solution controlling thousands of doors with varying staff access levels, each fully configurable by individual or by department. Access Control systems can be restricted to certain groups of users, and shift patterns can be set for departments with permission.

Hub Security’s access control products can be found in high security government buildings, leading educational facilities, multinational pharmaceutical organisations, major hospitals, well known retail chain stores, prison buildings, busy leisure facilities and private dwellings.

Stand-Alone Solutions:
A standalone solution available where all of the control electronics are in the keypad or reader. Compact systems are an easy to administer and cost-effective means of controlling access to a building.

Access is gained by using a code or PIN with a keypad, or by presenting a valid token to readers. Simple token management using our token packs makes administration straight forward.

However, as the control electronics are all housed in the reader or keypad this type of system is not recommended for exterior or high security interior doors. Also, stand alone systems are only normally suitable for small number of doors and small number of card users as the addition r deletion of cards has to be done at each reader.  The alternative to this is to have a  Networked system, which links all the readers to  a PC Controller for easy management of the scheme.

Access Control:
Access Control System improves the security of premises by restricting WHO goes WHERE and WHEN.

HUB Fire & Security provide access control systems for managed access into and within buildings for authorised users. Access Control systems can be as basic as a single entrance door or a multi-site, fully networked solution controlling thousands of doors with varying staff access levels, each fully configurable by individual or by department. Access Control systems can be restricted to certain groups of users, and shift patterns can be set for departments with permission.

Hub Security’s access control products can be found in high security government buildings, leading educational facilities, multinational pharmaceutical organisations, major hospitals, well known retail chain stores, prison buildings, busy leisure facilities and private dwellings.

The effective of Intruder Alarm systems can be increased by connecting them to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) via a choice of communication methods such as a broadband or telephone Line. The ARC is monitoring your system 24 hours a day for any activation. In the event of an alarm occurrence the ARC can call the Police to attend to your premises or call your designated key holder. Our Alarm Monitoring is provided by an approved NSI Gold Approved Alarm Receiving Centre and gives the highest standards in monitoring services. The Alarm Receiving Centre is accredited to British Standard 5979 Category II and ISO 9000 and further complies with existing British and European standards e.g. BS EN 50131, PD6662.

The systems can communicate with the ARC via a choice of for number of enhanced signalling methods which are explained via the links below.  These systems provide a secure link between the protected premises and the Central Station. All equipment comply with British Standard 4737, EN50131 and DD243. The National Security Inspectorate ((NSI) and local police force policies. The system design, installation, monitoring and maintenance comply with current European Standards, NSI and Police Force policies and you can be sure that the system we provide will be user friendly, trouble free and effective at protecting your business and its assets.

BT RedCare:
The RedCare service provides continual monitoring of protected premises by the use of an existing BT line. This line is continually monitored and in the event of a line cut the ARC will be notified. With the addition of RedCare GSM dual path signalling, monitoring will continue even though the line has been cut.

CSL DualCom:
DualCom monitoring provides continual monitoring of protected premises on any standard telephone line. Alarm signals are transmitted via Radio, GSM or GPRS and will provide notification to the ARC in the event of a line cut.

Digital Communicator:
Digital Communicator monitoring provides monitoring of protected premises via a standard telephone line. Alarm signals are transmitted to the ARC in the event of a situation arising.

Intruder alarm systems provide the most frequently used security system solution to deter intruders.

All our intruder detection systems are designed to meet the requirements of EN50131 and PD6662, The system are graded from 1 to 4 in relation to your premises. Insurance requirements.

From the basic through to the large multi-zoned systems Hub Security Systems cater for all applications combining product quality and advanced technology with simple operation. Intruder alarm systems use sensors of the very highest quality, incorporating the most up-to-date technology which minimises false alarm activations.

Hub Security Systems Sales Consultants will assess the particular risk to your premises and operation and design an intruder alarm solution to meet both your budget and insurance requirements.

Intruder systems can be stand-alone or linked to an alarm monitoring station that will immediately notify the local police in the event of the alarm being activated or call a nominated Key Holder.

As in our TV systems, HD video in CCTV provides us with high quality, high resolution images. However in CCTV, HD provides us with many other benefits that enhance the surveillance we can provide in any particular application.

The CCTV industry is now taking advantage of the developments of High-definition video systems that we are now familiar with on our home TV screens. As in our TV systems, HD video in CCTV provides us with high quality, high resolution images. However in CCTV, HD provides us with many other benefits that enhance the surveillance we can provide in any particular application.

The clearest advantage of HD video is that cameras can provide very precise images in any live monitoring application, whether this is the facial recognition of people or vehicle registration plate numbers.

Also, in a Live Monitoring situation, the most effective CCTV systems are what we describe as Event Driven. This means the camera can detect something unusual or unexpected in its field of view. This can be movement in a particular area, or an item that has been left in a location for an unexpected length of times. This facility is often known a Video Analytics or intelligent Video. In essence the camera learns the normal image scene it is monitoring and creates an Alarm Event when this changes. HD enhances the performance of these faculties due to the quality of the images being analyzed.

HD systems also improve the effectiveness of recorded imaging. Primarily this is due to the fact that the information can be digitally zoomed without the loss of quality. This was traditionally known as Pixilation. The higher the quality of the camera the greater the digital zoom available.

High-definition video or HD video refers to any video system of higher than, and most commonly involves display resolutions of 1,280×720 pixels (720p) or 1,920×1,080 pixels (1080i/1080p). However much greater resolutions are now available with the introduction of megapixel cameras. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 × 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have “3.2 megapixels. We can offer a whole range of megapixel cameras from 5, 10, 20 or even 200 megapixels if required.

Video Analytics Or Intelligent Video:
The most effective CCTV systems are what we describe as Event Driven. This means the camera can detect something unusual or unexpected in its field of view. This can be movement in a particular area, or an item that has been left in a location for an unexpected length of times. In essence the camera learns the normal image scene it is monitoring and creates an Alarm or Event when this changes.

A whole range of monitoring parameters are available in Video Analytic Systems that can be used in many different applications. Some examples are Virtual Trip wires which can create and alarm and associated events when a person passes over a set location in a protected premises. Object Monitoring can alert the Operator when a person, vehicle or object has dwelled in a location longer than expected. Video Analytics are not only being used for Security Surveillance. Other common applications are in Retail Environments when they can provide invaluable marketing information on shoppers activity and movements including Head Counting. Traditionally this type of information has been collated manually.

Another example of Video Analytics is for Health and Safety applications when the CCTV scheme can be utilised to monitor any potentially dangerous or hazardous areas within a protected premises. The use of CCTV for other purposes for clients provides great additional benefits, which often means the cost of the installation can be shared among a number of departments or divisions with an organization.

IP or Networked Systems
Digital Systems are now available that utilise computer networks and digital video transmission techniques. Instead of being hardwired to a central control point, IP cameras are linked to the control and/or storage device via a computer Data Network. This can be a Digital Video Recorder (DVR), Network Video Recorder (NVR), Network Attached Storage (NAS) or simply a PC installed with the appropriate Video Viewing Software. Very often a clients existing Data Network can be utilised for the CCTV scheme reducing traditional cabling costs. A number of the key advantages of IP Systems are highlighted below:-

  • Video Quality:
    IP camera development means we now have High Definition broadcast quality cameras available within the CCTV industry. This means both live and recorded images of the highest we can be provided in any particular application. A range of cameras can be offered from 5 to 200 megapixel capability.
  • Flexibility:
    The cameras can be viewed from any authorised PC on the Network. This can be on or off site.
  • Versatility:
    IP Camera technology means the devices are far more versatile than analogue units, offering such facilities as Video Analytics, and recording capabilities within the camera itself.
  • POE:
    (Power over Ethernet) – IP cameras can be powered from the Network Data switch removing the need for the installation of a separate mains supply and battery backup unit.
  • Cost Effective:
    Although initially more expensive than the cost of analogue cameras prices have reduced as the technology is being more widely implemented. Any price comparison with Analogue systems must take into account the savings in the cost of cabling if the existing Data Network is being utilised and the use of POE devices as described earlier.