How it works




CCTV cameras capture images within their field of vision; this field varies according to the type of lens and camera. IP (Internet Protocol) cameras encode and process images within the camera, then the images are transferred to the recording device via Cat 5 cable back to POE (Power over Ethernet) switches. Video and audio options are available.




The NVR (Network Video Recorder) records the images and sound in digital format to a hard drive. The size of internal hard drive will be determined by the number of cameras and duration of recording history that is required. NVRs are only used for storing and viewing footage.




IP CCTV systems can be viewed in a number of ways; on a monitor directly connected to the NVR via and HDMI cable, on a PC that is connected to the internet, using viewing software, or via mobile devices with 4G connection via an app.




CCTV can be integrated with Almas Optima Biometric Access Control, and anti-intrusions solutions to offer a comprehensive security system

Why Almas? The Right Security Solution, For Your Business

Almas will build you an integrated security solution to protect your site, assets and people. Full service solutions, advice on GDPR responsibilities and a range of payment options make Almas the logical choice.


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    We prefer to ask the question, which type of camera system is right and most cost-effective for your site? IP and Analogue systems both have benefits. We will advise you as to the best CCTV option to improve your site’s security

    You need to make people aware that their image is being recorded, for what purpose and who is in charge of processing the data. If you choose Almas as your CCTV provider, we will fit GDPR compliant signage for you and help advise you of your GDPR obligations

    When we survey your site, we will agree with you how many cameras you need. Up to 30 days of recording is generally advisable and we will provide a DVR with sufficient memory to achieve this. If you want to keep images for longer you should address this in your Privacy Impact Assessment. Not sure what that is? Get in touch and we can help advise you.

    CCTV cameras have a certain field of vision, depending on the type and lens. It is important to cover the vulnerable access points to your site and any high risk internal areas. We always conduct a site survey to discern which areas need protecting and whether alerts are required. Get in touch if you’d like to arrange a free site survey.

    Yes, our security cameras are equipped with the ability to record sound.

    It is illegal to record a conversation without the individuals knowing or accepting the fact that they will be monitored. This is usually declared through correct CCTV signage.

    A clear sign that displays the details of the organisation operating the system, the reason for the CCTV and its contact details. The site must ensure that it is an appropriate size for the location and are visible to everyone that may be able to view it. Additionally, the sign should be large enough that it can act as a deterrent.

    4K has 4x the number of pixels as HD (8,294,400) and can therefore display images with more detail and clarity.

    Yes, you usually do not require permission to install CCTV at your site unless you rent the building (in which you need to gain permission from the owner).