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Discover the unrivaled expertise of B & L Services, the premier provider of CCTV installations in Cape Town. With a remarkable 20-year track record in the industry, our skilled CCTV systems installers excel in both commercial and residential setups.

Our cutting-edge close circuit TV systems are meticulously configured and set up by our experienced team, boasting seamless remote access and control capabilities. To ensure you make the most of your new or upgraded system, we also provide comprehensive basic training.

At B & L Services, we firmly believe that a robust CCTV system should be an integral part of your comprehensive security strategy. By allowing you to vigilantly monitor your perimeter security, it acts as a proactive measure against potential intrusions. Additionally, seamless integration with your alarm system ensures early warnings, granting you peace of mind like never before.

Worried about load-shedding disruptions? Rest assured, our B & L Services CCTV systems are engineered and set-up to withstand power outages, providing you with uninterrupted security coverage.

Choose B & L Services for unparalleled CCTV solutions, safeguarding what matters most to you. Your security is our top priority.

CCTV Installers Cape Town

Get in touch for an assessment and quotation of your security concern. We use only the best CCTV equipment available on the market and our workmanship is guaranteed.

What is a CCTV system?

A CCTV system, also known as video surveillance, is a system of cameras and equipment used to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors. CCTV systems are used for a variety of purposes, including security, monitoring, and traffic control.

Are there different types of CCTV systems available and what are their advantages?

Yes, there are 3 main types of CCTV systems available: 

  • Analog CCTV systems (wired): These are the most common type of surveillance systems. They use analog video signals to transmit images from the cameras to the recorder. Analog systems are relatively inexpensive and easy to install, but they have lower image quality than other types of CCTV systems.
  • IP CCTV systems (wired): IP systems use internet protocol (IP) to transmit images from the cameras to the recorder. IP systems offer higher image quality than analog systems, and they are more scalable and flexible. IP systems are also more expensive than analog systems.
  • Wireless CCTV systems: These systems use radio waves to transmit images from the cameras to the recorder. Wireless systems are easier and faster to install and they do not require any cabling, but they can be more susceptible to interference than wired systems and not as cost effective as wired systems.
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Are all CCTV cameras the same? 

No, there is a variety of cameras available on the market and some with very specific capabilities. 

  • Dome CCTV cameras: This is a popular choice for indoor security applications. They have a smooth, dome-shaped housing that makes them difficult to tamper with or vandalize. Dome cameras also offer a wide field of view, which makes them ideal for monitoring large areas.
  • Bullet CCTV cameras are a popular choice for outdoor security applications. They have a long, cylindrical body that makes them weatherproof and vandal-resistant. Bullet cameras also offer a long focal length, which makes them ideal for zooming in on distant objects.
  • PTZ CCTV cameras, or pan-tilt-zoom cameras, can be remotely controlled to pan, tilt, and zoom. This makes them ideal for applications where you need to monitor a large area or track a moving object.
  • Day/night CCTV cameras can automatically switch between colour and black-and-white modes depending on the lighting conditions. This makes them ideal for applications where you need to monitor an area both during the day and at night.
  • High-definition (HD) CCTV cameras offer higher image quality than standard CCTV cameras. This makes them ideal for applications where you need to be able to identify people or objects in detail.  (Ideal for production-lines at factories or to count stock remotely)
  • Night vision cameras is a type of security camera that is designed to capture clear images in low-light or even no light conditions. By utilising Infra-Red, CCTV cameras allow Night Vision to be effective even in the lowest of light conditions whilst still showing clear colour pictures during daylight hours. 

How night vision cameras work,

      • Night vision CCTV cameras work by emitting infrared light, which is invisible to the human eye. This infrared light bounces off of objects in the scene and is then detected by the camera’s sensor. The camera then converts this infrared light into an image that can be viewed on a monitor.
      • The range of a night vision CCTV camera will depend on the number and power of the infrared LEDs. Most night vision CCTV cameras have a range of up to 30 feet, but some models can have a range of up to 100 feet.
      • Night vision CCTV cameras are a valuable tool for security applications where it is important to be able to see in the dark. They are often used in outdoor areas, such as parking lots and warehouses, as well as in indoor areas, such as banks and casinos and on farms to manage livestock. 

Do you need an installer to set up? 

Yes, best practice is to contract an experienced installer to help you select the best options for your budget and set it up correctly the first time. 

What are the main components needed for a good CCTV system and can you do it yourself?

The best components won’t be available from your nearest supermarket – it’s best to contact a professional CCTV installer nearby to install a system for you. 

  • CCTV Cameras are used to capture images or videos. Cameras can be either analog or digital. Analog cameras use a continuous signal to transmit images, while digital cameras use a discrete signal.
  • A Recorder is used to store the images or videos captured by the cameras. Recorders can be either analog or digital. Analog recorders use a continuous signal to store images, while digital recorders use a discrete signal.
  • Monitors are used to display the images or videos captured by the cameras.
  • A Power supply provides power to the cameras, recorder, and monitors.
  • Wiring and cabling is used to connect the cameras, recorder, and monitors.
  • Specialised Software is necessary to control and manage the CCTV system.  This software can be obtained from the manufacturer.

What are the most common uses for CCTV-systems?

CCTV systems can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Security: Used to deter crime and to investigate crimes that have already occurred.
  • Monitoring: Used to monitor people or activities, such as employees in a workplace or children in a daycare center.
  • Traffic control: Used to monitor traffic and to help to prevent traffic accidents.