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CCTV for many years was in analogue standard definition but thanks to advances in technology, more and more CCTV systems are using HD CCTV cameras. This technology uses the same technology as that which is used to broadcast High Definition television and gives users a noticeably better and enhanced image over standard resolution CCTV cameras.

HD CCTV cameras are not the top of the range in terms of quality and they are positioned in between standard range CCTV cameras and megapixel IP CCTV. This ‘mid range’ position gives HD CCTV cameras some unique advantages.

Advantages of HD CCTV Cameras

For only a small price increase over analogue standard definition CCTV cameras, users can reap several advantages:

Cost: HD CCTV camera prices are coming down all the time now their prices are comparable with analogue CCTV cameras. This means that there really is now no need to consider analogue cameras as they offer no advantage over HD cameras.

Clearer Monitoring: Because you get clearer and sharper images with a HD CCTV camera, if you are using CCTV for monitoring and surveillance, the clearer images are a clear benefit especially if you are in a commercial setting such as retail.

Crime Prevention: Burglars these days are becoming more and more sophisticated and many have a good understanding of CCTV. The fact is, whilst the very presence of CCTV is enough to put most burglars off, some will take the chance with analogue cameras as they know their picture quality is poor.

Prosecution: Carrying on from the previous point, the fact that HD CCTV cameras have a clearer and sharper appearance means that if you are unfortunate enough for your property be a victim of crime, then the sharp images of the High Definition CCTV cameras will make finding and prosecuting the offender much easier and much likelier.

Is HD CCTV For You?

HD CCTV is hugely popular thanks to its excellent quality cameras that supply sharp and clear pictures as well as the fact it is very cost effective, with prices now being comparable to analogue CCTV. If you would like a quote for HD CCTV then get in touch today by call us on 0800 211 8310 or by completing our contact form.


High Definition has taken CCTV to a different level, offering higher resolution cameras that produce better quality and clearer images.

Based on technology originally designed for use in HD television programmes, HDCCTV cameras bring that same sharpness of footage to a more practical use.

HD CCTVWhat has made the improvement in clarity possible is that the image sensor now allows for higher megapixel resolution and provides a wider field of view which helps to provide a far better overall picture for surveillance. It also facilitates additional zooming or cropping at a later stage, which is additionally helpful in any criminal investigation.

The faster transmission brought about by HD also enables quicker action and response in cases of emergency. While analogue CCTV cameras have to compress data before transmission to the monitor and recording device, what you see on the monitor in the case of HDCCTV reflects exactly what the camera itself is seeing at the time.

Another advantage is quicker control. Unlike analogue, any adjustments an operator may make to the position of a camera registers without delay. The camera will turn, tilt and zoom immediately, allowing the focus to fall on any suspicious activity.

You will also be delighted to learn that integrating HDCCTV into already established systems does not require a complete overhaul.  It is quick and easy. All you have to to is replace the analogue cameras with HD models and upgrade the recording device to reflect the increase in quality and resolution.

We can help you find the best HD CCTV Systems and we provide a professional installation service across the UK – call for your free quotation today on 0800 211 8310.

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