About CCTV

What is CCTV?

CCTV means Closed Circuit Television. CCTV systems are used to monitor and or record the activities in an area for the purpose of safety and protection of property.

Why do I need CCTV?

CCTV helps to protect your business and staff; it is a visible deterrent against theft and vandalism. CCTV can also be useful in home security to monitor and protect the drive and gardens. CCTV footage can be invaluable in the identification and prosecution of the perpetrators of crimes.

What are the features of a CCTV system?

The main features of any CCTV are surveillance, recording and playback. CCTV surveillance enables the viewing of footages from CCTV cameras via one or more CCTV monitors. CCTV recording is the process of storing footages from CCTV cameras on a VCR, Digital Video Recorder, PC or other storage media for instant or future playback and or back up.

How do I choose the right CCTV?

The choice of a CCTV system will depend on your needs and your budget. You would need to consider the cameras and recording media suitable to your requirements. Contact several CCTV suppliers for information on their products and installation services. Consider. Vigil Security Systems

Can I add extra cameras to my CCTV package?

YES. You may add more cameras to your CCTV package at additional costs.

What guarantee do you give on the CCTV system?

Your CCTV system comes with our standard 12 months minimum parts and labour warranty. For additional years cover, check our CCTV Maintenance package

Will my CCTV camera see in the dark?

Day/Night Cameras and IR Cameras are capable of seeing in the dark at monochrome mode

What are the benefits of Digital CCTV?

Some of the benefits of digital CCTV are better recording and playback pictures; continuous recording on hard disk saves you the troubles with tapes. Remote access via internet is another feature of digital CCTV.

CCTV Packages

CCTV system is strongly recommended for the creation of safer environment for your employees and customers, monitoring of sales floor activity and general deterrents against theft, violence and vandalism. Where incidence occurs, the CCTV system provides acceptable evidence for prosecution by the Police and in support of insurance claim.

All prices include VAT @ 20%. Optional extras such as personal attack button, smoke detector, vibration sensor, speech/text dialler, Redcare are available at additional costs. The alarm can be monitored for key-holders and police response by our alarm receiving centre, subject to terms and conditions

Types of Alarms

Bells-only alarm

Bells-only alarm, otherwise known as audible-only alarm, is a burglar alarm which makes only audible noise from the external and or internal sounders when the alarm is triggered. The bells-only alarm may deter intruders and alert the neighbour when the alarm activates but on its own will not generate police response.

Monitored alarm

A burglar alarm is monitored when the alarm system is connected via telephone line or radio network or both to a remote central station known as alarm receiving centre (ARC). The ARC monitors the alarm signals from the protected premises 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and alert the key holders and or the Police as necessary. Monitored alarm will incur monthly or annually service charges in addition to the installation costs of the respective alarm package (shown above). Our combined monitoring and maintenance service charge starts from £20 p/m.

Personal attack alarm

Personal attack alarm is also referred to as Panic attack alarm. The alarm can be invaluable in summoning help when you are attacked or feel threatened by an intruder or a stranger in your home or at your business. Personal attack alarm can be integrated in to the burglar alarm and may be connected to an Alarm Receiving Centre for Police response in the event of an emergency.

Contact Us

Vigil Security Systems
17 Vernon Terrace
S10 5GJ

P: 0114 2678881
F: 0114 2676078


Our Standards

Since 2001 Vigil Security Systems Ltd have offered clients the best security systems and a service that continues to provide users with excellence in after sales care.


Regular servicing helps to maintain the performance of an alarm system. Vigil Security Systems Ltd provide alarm maintenance services.