How does remote CCTV monitoring work?

By Jonathan Ratcliffe

One of the best ways of providing security 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is by means of a professionally managed CCTV remote monitoring service. It brings a wealth of benefits, both logistically and financially. So how does CCTV remote monitoring work? Digital cameras are set up at strategic locations around your building ... Read more


One of the best ways of providing security 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is by means of a professionally managed CCTV remote monitoring service.

It brings a wealth of benefits, both logistically and financially.

So how does CCTV remote monitoring work?

  • Digital cameras are set up at strategic locations around your building or site
  • Images from these cameras are then transmitted directly and instantly to the remote-monitoring centre, where trained operators continually monitor the images.
  • When a camera shows any suspicious activity the operator can zoom in on the picture to assess the situation and decide what action, if any, needs to be taken.

In some cases they may decide that an audible warning is sufficient. This can be done using on-site audio, warning intruders that they are in an unauthorised area, and often that does the trick. If it does not, or the suspicions of the operator are heightened, then the police or other personnel can be alerted immediately with a priority response so that the situation can be dealt with as quickly as possible.

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BY Jonathan Ratcliffe

Jonathan manages Marketing at CCTV.co.uk - with over 15 years experience in CCTV Installation - he writes as an Expert in CCTV Systems, News, Crime Rate Analysis and other FAQs