From CCTV Information
A Safer Way to Procure CCTV
|The CCTV Advisory Service is able, free of charge, to advise your school or college on the purchase and management of your CCTV system. As a member of the Association of Security Consultants we do not sell or install CCTV but offer independent advice to our clients.
CCTV purchase can be problematic for schools. Issues include identifying reputable companies, achieving an understanding of the requirement, being able to compare offerings based on different solutions and equipment, how the system should be operated to provide effective security, ensuring that the system meets current legislative requirements and produces pictures of evidential quality.
Even if CCTV companies have been required to quote for the same system it can be difficult to determine if the lowest quotation is offering best value or using inferior equipment to gain a price advantage.
The CCTV Advisory Service offers the following service:
We will meet with a member of your leadership team, design a specification to meet your individual requirements and ensure that it meets the Home Office Recommendations for Police Evidence (80% of CCTV systems fail to achieve this). Once completed we will submit the specification complete with budget costs. When you are satisfied with the specification we will arrange for three pre-qualified installation companies to tender for the work, arranging for them to send their quotations direct to you.
As well as supplying the installation companies with the agreed specification we will also stipulate the specific equipment to be used. Installers do not have the freedom to change the specification or the equipment supplied.
When the quotations arrive the only difference will be the price.
This overcomes some of the major problems schools and colleges face.
To keep your new (or existing) CCTV system in optimum working order (a requirement under the Data Protection Act – which we can guide you through) The CCTV Advisory Service can also supply a unique maintenance contract that gives you the freedom to change the company maintaining your system within 45 days at no additional cost.
Other clients include numerous schools and colleges, housing associations such as Guinness Trust, Coventry University, Canterbury Cathedral, leading high street brands, major sports complex management companies, County and District Councils as well as prestigious domestic properties such as the home of Wayne Rooney.
Also see our dedicated section on Special Needs Schools.
||Please don't take our word for it - this is what our clients say:
Every detail is taken care off. The college has been provided with information on complying with the law in relation to CCTV, meetings at our convenience, demonstrations as to the quality provided by different types of camera, recommendations to ensure maximum coverage. I would highly recommend the CCTV Advisory Service, I cannot fault the service I have received. The college has saved both time and money.