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Contact us if you wish to buy or upgrade a CCTV system and wish to ensure that it is fit for purpose and meets police requirements for evidence. We are able to arrange for an "independent" consultant to visit your premises to design a system that complies with the current Home Office CCTV Operational Requirements Manual. We can also organise three companies to tender for the installation. Companies we include in our tenders are pre-qualified to meet standards of technical expertise and competitiveness.

The CCTV Advisory Service is able, free of charge, to provide free guidance to organisations in London on the purchase and management of CCTV systems. We are a member of the Association of Security Consultants and do not sell or install CCTV but offer independent advice to our clients.

The Police have stated that 80% of pictures from CCTV installations cannot be used for evidence as they do not meet the Home Office Operational Requirements. As consultants, we frequently audit CCTV systems and have found that new systems fail to meet the required standards as much as older systems. While picture quality is an issue there are certain other parameters that need to be correct. These include the size of persons on the screen, compression rates of recordings and compliance with the Data Protection Act. A major part of our work in the London area is to help organizations ensure that their systems are designed correctly in order that the money they spend on CCTV is not wasted.

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Clients in London

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Clients of The CCTV Advisory Service in London include organisations across the areas of commerce, industry, retail, leisure, government, education, housing and health.

  • AMF Bowling
  • Beach Blanket Babylon
  • Embassy of Mexico to the United Kingdom
  • Guinness Trust
  • Heart2Heart International Ministries
  • Hyelm Group
  • London & Quadrant
  • London School of Economics – Students Union
  • Nando’s Chickenland
  • Newton Invest & Finance Ltd
  • Parkwood Leisure
  • Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
  • Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health
  • Society of Chemical Industry
  • St. Marylebone Parish Church
  • The Milestone Hotel
  • Thurloe Owners and Leaseholders Association
  • UK Pet Centres Ltd

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Client comments regarding The CCTV Advisory Service

I was very pleased to make your acquaintance and am deeply impressed with the quality of service you are offering, which I found most helpful and which I feel has saved me from making some costly mistakes.
Peter Jackson, Thekla Floating Nightclub, Bristol

The CCTV Advisory Service has provided a service to us that has always been thorough, accurate and ensures a comprehensive solution to our changing needs. By using their services we have found that misunderstanding of requirements is eliminated and quotations from suppliers are on a like for like basis. We have found that the suppliers recommended are appropriate and value for money. We would not hesitate to recommend the CCTV Advisory Service to others.
Andrew S. Adam, Bursar, Maplesden Noakes School

We found the whole process very easy, right from the start we where given good advice and all the support that we needed. We did make a lot of changes to the specification last minute and the consultant was very helpful and accommodating.
Karen Gaywood – West Wickham Pools

Using The CCTV Advisory Service enabled the school to achieve its best value objectives without having to deal with multiple companies – a great time-saver!
The Abbey School

Client comments regarding the companies we recommend:

The cameras have had an immediate impact in reducing vandalism in the school. You have provided an excellent speedy service with professional and high standards of workmanship.
Geoff Jones, Bursar, The Charles Dickens School

Always impressed by your willingness to sort my dreams into reality.
Mike Beer, Cambridge Water Company

The installers took great pains to avoid any disruption to school routines and were very safety conscious around the children. Some noise was unavoidable, but there was no mess or Healthy & Safety issue to concern us.
Ian Sheppard, Headteacher, Aycliffe School

The service from the installation team really was excellent - no hassle, no fuss. Congratulations.
Simon Taylor, Street Facilities Manager, Braintree District Council