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24/7 remote CCTV monitoring - protect assets & reduce security costs

Improve threat detection and reach optimum site protection with a sensor-activated CCTV monitoring system. If you’re looking to improve the effectiveness of your business security and reduce the cost of physical guards, monitored CCTV is the perfect solution.

This advanced security solution now opens the door to having your surveillance cameras monitored remotely by a team of professionals. 24/7. In many cases, businesses can save up to 80% on the cost of employing physical guards through an investment in CCTV monitoring.

Typically, businesses operating sites with large perimeters and significant assets to protect, invest in 24/7 monitored CCTV to spot and deal with security threats such as organised theft and trespass.

Remote monitoring is the perfect solution for businesses and organisation with significant assets to protect.

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Our 24/7 Remote CCTV Monitoring Systems

Protect assets and your site with 24/7 off-site CCTV monitoring. Reduce the need for onsite guards and decrease the cost of security.

Advanced detection and perimeter security for solar farms, construction sites, schools, warehouses, scrap metal yards and schools.

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  • 24 hour off-site monitoring

  • Protect assets & premises

  • Perimeter protection & detection

  • Reduce the cost of security

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24/7 remote CCTV monitoring

For sites with a substantial perimeter and significant assets to protect, remote monitoring is an incredibly effective security solution. In addition to monitoring and providing full coverage of your business premises, monitored CCTV systems can be used to actively monitor a site perimeter.

Sites with vast perimeters and significant assets to protect include:

  • Solar farms
  • Schools
  • Car dealerships
  • Construction & building site
  • Government property
  • Industrial parks (Warehouses and Factories)
  • Farms
  • Scrap Metal Yards

PIR and CCTV sensor-activated camera systems

Need alerting when a potential intruder is approaching your premises? This is where PIR beams sensors come in. We can set the sensor to alert you or your off-site security team of someone nearing your premises.

This is a crime and accident prevention measure, helping you keep your premises, staff, assets and visitors safe.

In addition to PIR beams, we can also work with sensor-activated monitored CCTV systems that will detect, and alert you to a change in temperature,  pressure, humidity and vibrations. As part of an integrated system, you can link the PIR sensor to your monitored intruder alarm.

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Advanced detection & video analytics - reducing false alarms

Businesses and organisations operating sites in rural and remote locations are faced with a range of challenges. This includes poor lighting, environmental factors and more.

Thermal imaging CCTV cameras integrated with advanced video analytics can be used to help avoid unnecessary false alarms. Animals, insects and tree branches can activate the sensors. This can generate false alarms and can result in cameras becoming isolated by the alarm receiving centre.

Effective CCTV monitoring systems should be designed and deployed to recognise the difference between a cow, horse and a poetantial criminal.

How does it work?

24/7 off-site monitoring is simple. Here’s how it works:

  • Your CCTV system is installed in the usual way, providing full coverage of your premises
  • Each security camera is fitted with sensors that will alert the monitored CCTV system if the beams are crossed and the sensors triggered
  • Once triggered, the system sends an alert or alarm signal to your designated security professional at the 24/7 monitoring station
  • If the system is set up to provide audio intervention, your security professional can communicate with the intruder and warn them to leave and that the authorities or keyholder has been contacted
  • If not, upon viewing the footage, the security professional will contact the keyholder or the authorities depending on the scale of the threat

What are the benefits?

The benefits of Monitored CCTV are vast. They include:

  • Reducing the cost of security. A Remote 24/7 CCTV monitoring system can save a business up to 80% against the cost of employing an onsite security team.
  • Reducing the impact of human error and supporting on-site security. Many companies are now implementing surveillance camera monitoring to complement and support on-site security teams. Where are human presence is still required, technology can be used to improve security and detect more threats.
  • Audio intervention. Monitored CCTV systems can be designed to integrate an audio deterrent. If an intruder is spotted, your offsite team can communicate with and warn them.
  • Reassurance. All-round peace of mind knowing your site is being monitored 24/7

If you would like a quote for a 24/7 monitored CCTV system or would like to speak to one of our experts, then get in touch today by calling us on 0800 689 1835.

Is CCTV monitoring right for my business?

CCTV monitoring is the perfect security solution for businesses with significant assets to protect.

Furthermore, sites that cover a vast perimeer will benefits from a 24/7 monitored CCTV system. Typically the businesses we work with on these projects include:

  • Solar farms
  • Schools
  • Car dealerships
  • Construction & building sites
  • Government property
  • Industrial parks (Warehouses and Factories)
  • Farms
  • Scrap Metal Yards

Looking to discuss a project?

Talk to an expert today. Call 0800 689 1835

Our CCTV Monitoring Partners

CCTV on Finance: Install Now and Pay Monthly with Security System Leasing

Spread your payments over 3-5 years with our CCTV leasing options. Get in touch with the team today, for a free site survey and quote. Call today to discuss your options.

CCTV Monitoring System Design - Our Process

To help our customers get the right system for their needs we have developed a 6 stage process covering initial contact through to ongoing support.

Protect Your site & assets with an advance monitored CCTV system.

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  • Initial Consultation

  • Site Survey & System Design

  • Quote Approval and Order

  • System Installation

  • Customer Training

  • Ongoing Service


I needed to upgrade the CCTV system at my premises after a series of attempted break-ins. My site is a rural location with a lot of outbuildings.
After being caught short In the installation of my original system with regards to the standard of install and the cost I carried out a bit of research into what system would be best for my site so I had some kind of idea before contacting professionals for quotes. The end product was far superior to what my original idea of what I wanted was and their installation was low-key and unobtrusive.

Scott Pound

Private Rural Business

I chose Safeguard in Swindon recently to retrofit a Victorian cottage with CCTV - no small job owing to the construction of the building. I was very impressed with the skill with which the techs installed the necessary cable runs, once finished their work was almost invisible! The quite advanced pro-grade camera system has required a certain amount of follow up support to train me how to use it properly and I have found them to be patient and very helpful...as was necessary.

David S

High-End Residential Property

Chris and the team are fantastic, we had them in at work to upgrade the office security, install CCTV and alarms at a new facility and now they have done my home. The job was done quickly and to an extremely high standard. Would recommend to any and all, and I have.

Matt Wilkinson

Liberty Leasing

We used Safeguard Systems to have a video entry system added to our GP Surgery entrances. They were so helpful from our initial site survey right through to installation and handover. A pleasure to deal with and would highly recommend.

Andrea Thava


We have worked with Safeguard Systems on a range of security projects covering commercial IP CCTV, access control and door entry systems. They are professional, flexible and meet deadlines. Highly recommended!

Alice Moore

PBM Property Management

Steve and the team are a partner we require services from on a regular basis, they are both cost-effective and efficient to deal with and I would highly recommend them to anyone who requires assistance or support with CCTV or access control requirements.

Alistair Junga

Sand Communications

I couldn't be happier with the team at Safeguard Systems. I've worked with them on several projects before and I wouldn't go anywhere else for a quality security system installation. Our client, a high-end hair salon required a full studio design and fit-out along with a highly effective CCTV system to help protect and watch over their premises.

Guy Richardson

Lakewood Ltd

We are a trustee organisation responsible for a recreational facility and its associated pavilions and buildings. We approached Safeguard systems to upgrade our security CCTV systems. The customer experience has been first class from start to finish - Steve provided expert advice which was supported by a detailed quote delivered ahead of time. The installation and follow up service has been first class, with a special mention to Jordan.

Stuart Anstie

Kintbury Recreation Ground

Safeguard Systems fitted a complete camera and intruder beam system for my storage compound, started the job very quickly and explained what was possible clearly. Really happy with the system because i can access the cameras on my phone from anywhere which is a big help, and I've had no reliability issues either. Steve and Chris were very nice and professional. Will be using them again to extend the compound shortly.

Harry Timbrell

Timbrell Farms

I got in touch with Safeguard Systems to help secure our warehouse unit with an intruder alarm and CCTV system. They were incredibly helpful and came out to conduct a survey on our premises when others just wanted to provide a quote over the phone.

Azim Mohamed

Elite Autos

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is CCTV monitoring and how does it work?

    This advanced security solution helps businesses improve threat detection, and reduce security costs. Cameras are monitored remotely by an offsite accredited security team.

    Your surveillance cameras are fitted with sensors. When triggered, an alert is sent to an alarm receiving centre (ARC). Camera footage is reviewed and if a threat is spotted the relevant authorities are contacted. At Safeguard we work with an industry renowned service provide Arc Monitoring 

    You can have you cameras monitored 24/7 or for certain hours of the day – usually night time.

    The advantages of CCTV monitoring are vast. Typically this security solution costs far less than employing physical guards. Furthermore it combines technology and human intervention – a more effective security system all round.

    Threats can be detected and dealt with in real time. For businesses who can’t afford guards this is a fantastic benefit. For a very reasonable monthly fee you have a team of security operatives ready to tackle threats as they unfold.

    Furthermore, threat deterrent is another key advantage of CCTV monitoring. Systems can be designed to incorporate audio intervention. When a sensor is triggered you designated operative can communicate with the intruder to warn them they are being watched.


    The cost of a monitored CCTV system is three fold. Firstly you have the cost of the cameras, sensors, cabling and hardware. Secondly you have the installation costs. Lastly you have the cost of ongoing monitoring.

    Typically the costs of monitored CCTV (CCTV monitoring) are far less then deploying security guards.

    False alarms create challenges for operators of solar farms. Solar farms are usually in remote locations and wildlife is often left to graze around the site perimeter. Insects and other wildlife are often drawn to camera lenses and standard sensors.

    If your cameras trigger too many false alarms, a CCTV monitoring station will often isolate these cameras.

    What does that mean?

    The cameras will still work, but they won’t be monitored increasing the risk of criminals entering your site undetected.

    To reduce false alarms we recommend:

    • Deploying IR illuminators – these advanced detection solutions reduce the risk of insects triggering alarms
    • Integrate AI video analytics within your CCTV system – video analytics essentially help to spot the difference between an intruder, an animal or a falling branch from a tree




    Monitored CCTV is the same as CCTV monitoring.

    Is it also referred to as remote monitoring, security system monitoring, 24/7 offsite, surveillance camera monitoring, and remote CCTV monitoring.

    In tis industry the same thing is often referred to i different ways. For example CCTV cameras can be referred to as security cameras, devices, surveillance cameras and more.

    Yes, absolutely. A well designed system, coupled with a professional, accredited offsite team can certainly reduce and replace the reliance on using security guards. Typically two guards covering 24 hours of the day can cost £60,000 – £80,000 per year. The ongoing costs of CCTV monitoring are a fraction of that!

    Further to costs, CCTV monitoring systems can be set up to improve threat detection and crime deterrence. Advanced PTZ cameras, thermal CCTV cameras, audio intervention, and infra-red detection solutions can turn a standard system into a crime fighting asset. This can be achieved by reinvesting a fraction of the costs saved by reducing your reliance on guards.

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