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Monitoring C.C.T.V. and access control systems intruder and fire detection systems

Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 18.00.46Recall Security have professional security officers who:

  • Monitor C.C.T.V.
  • Monitor access control
  • Intruder and Fire detection systems
  • Direct security officers to problem areas

C.C.T.V. systems are the use of cameras, video and monitors to carry out surveillance on a protected area. Chronologically, a C.C.T.V. system starts with the lens, which is a piece of curved glass that takes the initial images. The images are fed to the camera, which is the device that produces a video signal or picture from the image. The video signal is then transmitted from the camera by the use of specialist cable, most commonly coaxial (co-ax).


  • As support to security staff, they can monitor a large area such as a multi-storey office block or shopping centre with limited manpower.
  • Can be monitored on site, or remotely.
  • When monitored on site, this system allows for immediate action by security by discovery of an incident.
  • Assist with safety considerations for security staff who can be monitored by colleagues when patrolling in high risk areas.
  • Can be used as a stand alone or independent observation media where the cameras are placed at high risk areas such as entry points.
  • Activity within the area covered can be recorded for future checking/reference.
  • C.C.T.V. systems are also fixed cost and permanent measures.

Access Control Systems

The principal components of Access Control Systems are:

  • Tokens (card, pin code, key fob or bio-metric identifier)
  • Inputs (card reader, keypad, cod lock)
  • Decision making element (processor, computer, door control unit)
  • Outputs (power for the lock, signal to alarm system, signal to camera, barriers or other devices)

On the mechanical side, electronically controlled locks and automatic door closers are also required.

Control of access is the most important aspect of security. Electronic access control systems require the use of a form of valid identification such as a card or number to be verified by a reader before entry to the protected area is allowed.

Access controlled systems can be linked to electronic door locks and deny access to unauthorized persons. Systems can record all details of those whom have made authorized access, allowing for a record of all those who have entered or left a protected area.

Systems can be used in conjunction with C.C.T.V. to offer a visual recording or verification of those seeking to enter.

And Fire Detection Systems

Systems can be connected to an intruder alarm system that would create an alert in the event of unauthorized access being gained or attempted.

Access can be restricted to specific areas, according to pre-determined schedules and require certain conditions to be met before access will be granted.

Access points can be monitored from a central point through a PC, instead of locally at the gate through a second security officer.

Security officers will often play a major role in the benefits of these electronic systems as they can be used to monitor or supervise from a central secure location for any number of access points.

Fire Detection Systems

The principle components of a fire detection system are:

  • Control unit.
  • Detection devices for smoke, heat etc.
  • Warning bells or sirens.
  • Remote signalling equipment to alert a monitoring centre/fire brigade.
  • Cabling to suit the environment and risks.
  • Security officers are trained on how to respond on receiving a fire alarm call and what action to take on the premises.