FAQ

Can I put CCTV on my house or Business?

The answer is yes. You have the right to protect your property, and CCTV is just one of the best feature technology platforms to use for security. In fact, it’s becoming increasingly common to find security cameras on most residential and Commercial properties these days.

What is needed for CCTV installation?

DVR, XVR or NVR, CCTV camera, Hard disk, Power Supply, Data Cabling, LED/LCD/TV Monitor. Internet connection. (for remote viewing)

Can CCTV be used as evidence?

The answer is: YES… but the footage and the surveillance system itself must comply to strict regulations to be admissible in court. make sure that your system complies

Do I need CCTV warning signs?

If your business uses CCTV, you must tell people they may be recorded. This is usually done by displaying signs, which must be clearly visible and readable. Remember CCTV is used for crime prevention, public safety, intruder detection and Data Collection. A sign that says ‘These premises are under CCTV surveillance’ or ‘Smile you are on camera’ is not POPI compliant. A sign that says ‘CCTV in use for the purposes of crime prevention’ is compliant as it informs individuals that data is being collected and the reason for collection.

Which is better DVR or NVR?

NVR vs DVR – The difference between an NVR and DVR can be confusing to many. A network video recorder (NVR) records IP cameras that are transmitted via a network cable. … In essence, NVRs record IP cameras. Digital video recorders (DVRs) are synonymous with recording analog or coax-based cameras. these days manufactures combines these machines to record both IP cameras and Coax based cameras 5 in 1 XVRs can record HDCVI , HDTVI , AHD , IP and Analog Cameras

Which CCTV system is best?

CCTV Systems are application based if you choose CCTV for your home or Business make sure what your requirements are. CCTV can be used for any application here are some examples intruder detection, People Counting, Facial Detection, Marketing Stats, Demographics, License plate recognition, Traffic enforcement CCTV today can detect even when a person falls down with CCTV and IOT the possibilities are endless so choose wisely.

How many Days do i need to record?

Spy CCTV recommendation is as follows if you have a residential Property record for at least for one month if you have a Business or any Public space camera record for at least Two Months there is a reason for our recommendation if a investigating officer is investigating a crime or incident this takes time and the more days or months recording you have the better chance that investigating office has to collect evidence for prosecution.

What is a Rotakin Test?

The Rotakin test was established to assess whether or not individuals captured by video could be identified, and to determine how well users would be able to see camouflaged individuals in differing weather or lighting conditions Any CCTV images must be adequate for the purpose for which you are collecting them, It is essential that you choose camera equipment and locations which achieve the purpose for which you are using CCTV. Rotakin tests formed specifically to promote greater awareness of the need to correctly test and measure CCTV systems using Rotakin

CCTV and the POPI act?

Due to security concerns, many businesses use CCTV cameras. CCTV collects your Bio metrics. Bio metrics is defined as ‘a technique of personal identification that is based on physical, physiological or behavioral characterization including voice recognition facial detection Number Plate recognition and Human Behavioral Analytics (AI) A CCTV sign that says ‘These premises are under CCTV surveillance’ or ‘Smile you are on camera’ is not POPI compliant. A sign that says ‘CCTV in use for the purposes of crime prevention’ is compliant as it informs individuals that data is being collected and the reason for collection. The further processing must be compatible with the purpose of the collection of personal information. You must ensure that you do not divert from the reason the information was collected. If your primary reason for collecting personal information is for statistical purposes, you cannot then sell this information to marketers, with the case of CCTV footage, you will not be allowed to use the footage in a movie, for example, as the object of collection was the collection for security purposes.