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  1. Public CCTV system in Diss set for expansion

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    The public CCTV system in Diss, Norfolk, is set to expand in order to tackle the ongoing phenomenon of anti-social behaviour close to one of the town’s main public amenities, a recent news report in the local media has been able to reveal.

    Diss Town Council voted during a full council meeting held last month to contribute the funding for the installation of a new CCTV camera overlooking Rectory Meadow, adding to the initial set of ten cameras currently up and running through Diss town center.

    At the meeting, some councilors determined Rectory Meadow was an area that “should be enjoyed by all”, with the caveat that if the camera proved ineffective, an alternative location would be considered.

    This will add to the cameras now in place at Chapel Street, Mere Street, Market Hill, Market Place, Park Road, St Nicholas Street, and select car parks in Diss, along with an accompanying free Wi-Fi network.

    The footage of the public CCTV system is being monitored by a team of volunteers made of representatives from the town council and local businesses.

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    CCTV Surveillance UK provides Public CCTV Systems

    CCTV Surveillance UK is the go-to company for complete and comprehensive CCTV solutions that adhere to the highest security standards and don’t break the bank in terms of budgets. In fact, all of our surveillance products are fully compliant with the UK Police Requirements.

    Our CCTV software enables “live” footage to be viewed remotely from any or all connected CCTV cameras as events happen and without degradation of video quality, allowing you to monitor your premises when offsite.

    Furthermore, we make the most to customize your systems in order to deliver the best value for money, all within the limits of a pre-set budget.

    If you want to find out more about our high-end surveillance and security solutions, our dedicated team is ready to answer all of your questions.

  2. New ANPR parking system to be implemented at Warwick Hospital

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    A new parking system that employs ANPR technology to automatically read the number plates of vehicles entering and leaving the car park is set to be deployed at Warwick Hospital, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

    The new system will come into force at Warwick on December 16. It uses specialized CCTV cameras and CCTV software to take note of one’s number plate as they enter the car park.

    Upon leaving, the motorist enters their number plate at a pay machine, which tells them how much to pay depending on how long their stay has been.

    A spokesperson from the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust said: “As part of the Trust’s investment in car parking, a new ticketless payment system: Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is being introduced to both our patients and visitors’ car parks on Monday, December 16.

    “The Trust is always looking to enhance patient experience through numerous initiatives and developments which is why Warwick Hospital has introduced Automatic Number Plate Recognition.

    “Combined with improved car park monitoring and management, ANPR will help provide a secure and efficient service for our patients and workforce.


    ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) is a highly accurate system that uses OCR (or Optical Character Recognition) technology to accurately identify the numbers and letters on a number plate.

    After identifying the number plates on any vehicle, ANPR systems can easily log the date, time, and location of the vehicle, and proceed to carry out an action based on the data (save the information in a database for retrieval at a later time, issue an alert should the plates match against a specific database, open a gate, etc.).

    While ANPR is commonly associated with law enforcement use (speed ticketing, congestion area charging, identification of stolen vehicles, etc.), the system has numerous applications designed for private use.


    By installing ANPR cameras at a car park’s entrance and exit and checking number plates against an existing Access Control database, organizations can rest assured that only authorized vehicles are able to access their premises. Plus, with ANPR and automatic barriers, access to any car park can be significantly improved and streamlined.

    Whether your site only requires a simple system with a single PC and scanner or you’re looking for a fully integrated solution spanning large premises, CCTV Surveillance will provide you with the necessary assistance in choosing the ANPR system that best suits your requirements.

  3. A Beginner’s Guide to CCTV Systems

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    If you are looking to secure your home or business, installing a CCTV system is a smart choice. CCTV systems not only provide surveillance and deterrence against criminal activity but can also help you monitor your property remotely and collect evidence if an incident occurs. A guide to CCTV systems helps in making the best decision.

    In this guide, we will explain the basics of CCTV systems and what you need to know before installing one.

    What is a CCTV System?

    A CCTV system consists of cameras, recorders, software, and a monitor or viewing device. The cameras capture video footage of a specific area and send it to the recorder, which stores the footage for future review. The monitor or viewing device allows you to see the live or recorded footage.

    Types of CCTV Systems

    There are different types of CCTV systems available, depending on your needs and budget. Some of the most common types are:

    1. Analog CCTV: uses a coaxial cable to transmit the video signal from the camera to the recorder. Analog CCTV cameras are affordable but have lower resolution and image quality compared to digital systems.
    2. Digital CCTV: uses an IP (Internet Protocol) network to transmit the video signal, which allows for higher resolution and image quality. Digital CCTV cameras are more expensive but provide better performance and flexibility.
    3. Wireless CCTV: uses a wireless signal to transmit the video signal from the camera to the recorder. Wireless CCTV cameras are easy to install and move around but may be prone to interference and have limited range.
    4. Hybrid CCTV: combines analog and digital cameras in the same system, which allows you to upgrade your existing analog system with digital cameras and recorders gradually.

    Components of a CCTV System

    To set up a CCTV system, you will need the following components:

    • Cameras: choose the type and number of cameras based on your surveillance needs and the areas you want to monitor. Consider factors such as resolution, field of view, night vision, and weather resistance.
    • Recorders: choose the type and capacity of the recorder based on the number of cameras and the duration of the footage you want to store. Consider factors such as hard drive space, frame rate, compression, and remote access.
    • Cables or wireless transmitters: choose the type and length of the cables or wireless transmitters based on the distance between the cameras and the recorder. Consider factors such as signal strength, interference, and security.
    • Monitor or viewing device: choose the type and size of the monitor or viewing device based on your preferences and budget. Consider factors such as resolution, color accuracy, and connectivity.

    Installation and Maintenance guide for CCTV systems

    Installing a CCTV system requires some technical knowledge and skills, so it is recommended to hire a professional installer. A professional installer can help you choose the right components, install them properly, and configure the system for optimal performance. They can also provide training and support for using the system and troubleshooting any issues.

    To maintain your CCTV system, you should perform regular checks and updates, such as:

    • Cleaning the cameras and lenses to remove dust, dirt, and smudges that can affect the image quality.
    • Checking the cables and connections to ensure they are secure and not damaged.
    • Updating the software and firmware of the cameras and recorders to fix bugs and add new features.
    • Testing the system regularly to ensure it is working properly and recording the footage you need.

    A CCTV system is a valuable investment for enhancing the security and safety of your home or business. By understanding the basics of CCTV systems and choosing the right components and installation, you can enjoy the benefits of surveillance and peace of mind. 

    If you have any questions or need help with your CCTV system, contact Tensor plc today.