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As an SSAIB certified installer, Essential Group provide a wide range of intelligent solutions.

Monitored CCTV

Essential Group’s Monitored CCTV offers 365 days a year visual and audio monitoring of your property. At point of activation Essential Group’s remote receiving centre are alerted and directed to follow your pre-defined instructions. Such as listening, observing, recording activity or despatching Essential Group’s private physical security partners or contacting the emergency services.


Essential Group’s CCTV Detection technology can be integrated during commissioning. Intruder activation will trigger an array of automated process specifically designed around your requirements; such as; Recording, messaging through text, app or e-mail, and response from a CCTV operator.

Audio Challenge

Essential Group’s audio challenge enables the remote receiving centre to challenge a person who has been detected by the CCTV system. Additionally, Essential Group can integrate a microphone to enable a two-way conversation.

Essential Group’s maintenance and monitoring agreements  ensure your CCTV system remains up to date and operational 365 days a year.

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CCTV monitoring

Essential Group’s range of CCTV monitoring services provide a catalogue of choice for your home and business.

CCTV monitoring delivers an affordable alternative or collaboration with onsite physical security and helps reinforce confirmed intruder activations.

Audio challenge delivers a direct and ‘live’ human authority to any intruders or a two-way communication tool to take control of the situation remotely.

For added security and reliability, Essential Group’s advanced CCTV systems can be integrated with intruder, fire and access control systems. CCTV footage can be used as evidence in legal proceedings.

Essential Group’s commercial integrated CCTV solutions continue to deliver savings of up to 90%, to our customers who have employed technology based solutions, compared with physical security personnel solutions.

Remote monitoring, two-way communication capability, restricted zone implementation and staff location data measuring combine to deliver a robust and reliable security protocol.


Is CCTV available 365 days a year?

At Essential Group, we are dedicated to protecting our customers and their premises, all day, every day. Our monitored CCTV systems deliver professional, reliable and secure CCTV monitoring 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our remote receiving centre means that no matter the time, day or night, we are here to receive alerts and act accordingly depending on your pre-defined security instructions. Whether that’s to listen and observe, record activity, despatch private security or contact the emergency services, our experts will handle everything to ensure that you get the help you need as quickly as possible.

What are the advantages of CCTV monitoring?

There are many benefits to choosing a monitored CCTV system to help protect your business or property, such as;

  • Proactive CCTV security means that not only is it a deterrent for potential intruders but signage and the visual presence of the system lets them know that they are being watched and that if they enter the site then they will be seen, tracked and recorded
  • Helps to spot and monitor suspicious activity or potential threats as they occur
  • Reduces the cost of security when compared to things such as onsite security guards
  • Higher chance of catching perpetrators by quickly notifying key holders, security personnel or police
  • Audio intervention means that intruders can be addressed over speakers to deter them or alert them they are being watched
  • Can be fully integrated to work alongside other security systems such as access control and security alarms.

Where can CCTV be installed?

CCTV can be installed on most commercial or domestic buildings as long as the relevant guidelines are followed. The placement of the CCTV cameras will depend on the type of property, it’s size, usage, layout and any vulnerable or high traffic areas that need covering. Key areas to install CCTV include;

  • Entrances and exits including front, back and side doors
  • Driveways or car parks
  • Stairways
  • Reception areas
  • Server rooms
  • Stock rooms
  • Warehouses
  • Restricted access points
  • Loading bays
  • Outbuildings
  • Off-street windows
  • Garages
  • Back gardens
  • Outside spaces such as seating, social or smoking areas

It is also important that the cameras are not too low that they can be easily reached and interfered with or too high that they result in poor quality images.

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