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A Safer Way To Procure CCTV

The CCTV Advisory Service does not sell or install CCTV but is able, free of charge, to supply independent advice to your school/college enabling CCTV procurement without the difficulties that are often encountered.

Obtaining a number of quotations from different CCTV installers is fraught with problems. The companies may produce widely differing specifications based upon totally different concepts. This often means educational establishments, which have no specialist knowledge, are unable to make a sound choice. These problems are compounded by the fact that CCTV companies will normally send along salesmen whose job is to do just that - sell. This frequently results in customers either purchasing more expensive equipment than is necessary, or receiving a system which, while being low on price, is unable to supply pictures that are to the required legislative standard.

The CCTV Advisory Service (an Independent Consultancy and full member of the Association of Security Consultants) can provide a consultant to visit your premises to design a professional CCTV specification that will meet current police requirements for court evidence (80% of new systems fail in this area). We will also arrange for three pre-qualified companies to tender for the installation, using only the specified equipment. This overcomes some of the major problems schools and colleges face.

  • Time spent finding three companies who can provide quotations and knowing if they are in the 20% of installers who meet the police requirements.
  • Time to explain your requirements and show the salesmen around your premises, not once, but three times.
  • Having to decide the type of system that is best for you, when not only is the equipment specified by each installer different, but the basic concept and system philosophy may vary widely from company to company.
  • Not knowing if the lowest quotation is offering best value or simply using inferior equipment to gain a price advantage.

Our clients include numerous Schools and Colleges, NHS Trusts, County and District Councils, Cathedrals and the homes of the rich and famous.

We can also help if you require a maintenance contract from a reputable company or wish to ensure that your system complies with the 62 legal requirements of the Data Protection Act (all schools are subject to this legislation).

Click here to Contact us - for more information or visit The CCTV Information Web Site where more information can be found concerning our full range of services and CCTV in general.

Yours sincerely,

Robyn Sones MASC
Principle Consultant
07988 717847

What our clients say:

I thought that I should contact you to thank you for the consultancy advice provided for our new CCTV system. Your expert knowledge was invaluable when assessing the needs of the school and the types of cameras available to us. Also the company recommended to us are extremely professional and completed the installation quickly and efficiently.
Geoff Jones, Bursar, The Charles Dickens School

A very thorough service, saving the school time, effort and worry whilst ensuring quality installation of quality products in an agreed timescale.
Ian Sheppard, Headteacher - Aycliffe School

The CCTV Advisory Service has provided a service to us that has always been thorough, accurate and ensures a comprehensive solution to our changing needs. By using their services we have found that misunderstanding of requirements is eliminated and quotations from suppliers are on a like for like basis. We have found that the suppliers recommended are appropriate and value for money. We would not hesitate to recommend the CCTV Advisory Service to others.
Andrew S. Adam, Bursar, Maplesden Noakes School.

Using The CCTV Advisory Service enabled the school to achieve its best value objectives without having to deal with multiple companies - a great time-saver!
The Abbey School

The CCTV Advisory Service's expertise in this area was invaluable to those of us who are not experts.
Walmer Science College

It was a completely pain free experience, I was just required to be here to open the door, a brilliant service.
Kent County Council Grove Children's Centre

We were saved a lot of footwork and were supported throughout the service.
Cherrytree Nursery

The consultant has been excellent, punctual, able to explain the system and how/why/what would work.
Ann Blunt - Headteacher, St Peters C Of E Primary School

Your help was very much appreciated and helped me navigate a very difficult area in ensuring that we ended up with the right system.
Phil Goodwin - Astor College for the Arts

By using CCTV Advisory Services, I can be sure that the detailed specification provided, will meet the needs of the Centre Manager and the companies invited to quote will all be experienced in this field of security.
Mike Leppard - Kent County Council Youth Service

The CCTV Advisory Service were very good - clear advice and very helpful.
Durrington High School.

Having the CCTV Advisory Service manage the project was very effective as the timescale was very limited. I hope to use the advisory service again when we have the budget to install further cameras for the school.
Steve Harmer - St. George's Voluntary Aided School

The CCTV Advisory Service, 381 London Road, Deal, Kent CT14 9PS