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Welcome to our monthly news roundup for Businesses and Homeowners across the North and beyond.

This month: Self-Monitoring CCTV v. Professional Monitoring CCTV

Should you monitor your CCTV yourself or use a professional monitoring service ?

Self-Monitoring CCTV

With a Self-Monitored System, many customers simply record CCTV video in the knowledge that should something happen they will have a record of what took place. In this way action can only be taken after the event.

Self-Monitored customers can also have their systems configured to alert them by email or text when an event actually happens, prompting them to look at their cameras and decide what action to take whilst it is actually happening. The alert could be triggered by a motion detector, infra-red beam, door contact or burglar alarm for example.

Self-Monitored customers can view their cameras in 3 simple ways;

  1. Best is a PC, lap-top, or an iPad, iPhone or smartphone. Software is free and it is free to watch via a local cable or Wi-Fi link.
  2. On a single TV or all of your TVs.
  3. On a dedicated monitor with the cameras displayed such as in a shop.


Viewing cameras on PCs: up to 144 cameras at the same time !!!


Viewing cameras on iPhones, iPads, Smartphones and Mobiles

Professional Monitoring for Businesses and Homes

If you need extra protection Professional Monitoring is for you. Imagine the comfort of having someone watching over your business or home when you’re away or in bed, someone simply stood at the corner of your property; watching, guarding, and keeping you and yours safe. Professional CCTV monitoring provides that comfort. 

Remote Monitoring of CCTV Cameras

In the event of an alert, the station immediately review the situation and call the customer, the Police or make an audio challenge through loudspeakers if necessary. With monitoring fees from £15 per week LiveView install or modify existing systems using the latest IT and CCTV technologies. Wherever your site, it can be monitored through the night or 24 hours-a-day.

LiveView ensure that your equipment is specified correctly and able to cope with your business monitoring requirements. As an extra service your CCTV, alarm, gates and barriers can be managed remotely offering you significant comfort and cost savings. With a Security Industry approved monitoring service operating to BS CCTV Management & Operation Code of Practice you can be assured of highly trained staff using the latest technology.


Whatever you choose CCTV is an important tool for the Police               

Please call or email us for further details.

Whatever the CCTV need you can be sure that LiveView can help.

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