CCTV Accessories for sale. Power supply. CCTV Cables. CCTV Hard drives
As well as CCTV cameras and DVR recorders we sell all the ancillary items required to complete your CCTV system. A lot of thought goes into the items for sale in this section. In many instances you may find similar items for sale elsewhere but there could well be differences. Our hard drives are not standard computer drives, they are AV grade drives, our CAT5e cable is pure copper external grade and so on.
Some items are CCTV specific such as our video baluns which allow CAT5e cable to be used for CCTV wiring. The simple screw in power fittings complete this system and allow cut to length wiring using just a small screwdriver and a pair of pliers.
As with all the items we sell advice is freely given. Don't struggle trying to work things out and risk getting it wrong, use our knowledge.
Accessories for DVR Recorders
Our AV grade hard drives are designed specifically for intensive uses such as CCTV systems. We regularly see inferior drives being offered for sale in a bid to reduce cost or increase margins but this can sometimes create long term problems.
A conventional hard drive as fitted to your computer is only designed for short bursts of use, it is also only designed to be operational for 8 hours a day. Obviously a CCTV system needs to be recording 24 hours a day which places a great load on the hard drive particularly as a result of higher temperatures endured. Images are constantly being stored and replaced as the drive over-writes it's self so there is a also a huge throughput of information compared to a standard computer drive.
With all this in mind we have worked alongside Western Digital to ensure the best possible choice of drives. As one of the foremost producer of hard drives Western Digital invest huge sums worldwide to design and develop new products. Energy consumption, life expectancy and performance are all aspects they constantly seek improve on ensuring their products remain the first choice of industry professionals.
Western Digital have developed a range of "Green Power" hard drives which have a reduced power consumption to keep the running cost of the drive as low as possible. This is achieved by Western Digital's IntelliSeek (the drive calculates the optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration), IntelliPark (automatically unloads the heads during idle to reduce aerodynaic drag - yes really!) and IntelliPower (manages the spin speed, transfer rate and cache size) technologies. These three technologies and many more all result in a lower cost of ownership for the end user.
The drive has been designed to produce the least amount of noise possible. This drive produces less than 1 sone (which is a subjective unit of loudness as perceived by a person with normal hearing) which equates to an average of 25dBA. It can operate in temperatures from 0°C up to 70°C and with the humidity being up to 95% (non-condensing). This makes the hard drive ideal for use in all conditions that your DVR will reasonably experience.
CCTV Camera power supplies
Power supplies for use with any of the cameras on our site. We can supply units suitable for individual cameras or which are capable of powering several cameras. Always ensure your chosen power supply is powerful enough to cope with the cameras connected to it.
Pre-made Camera to DVR Cables
Our pre-made CCTV camera to DVR recorder cables are the easiest way to wire in your CCTV camera system. The cables use industry standard connections for both the video signal (BNC connector) and camera power supply (5.5mm / 2.1mm DC plug and socket). This is much better than using the bespoke cables supplied with many of the "CCTV kits" on the market because if you ever need to change a camera or recorder you don't face the problem of incompatible leads.
The down side to using pre-made leads is that they only come in pre determined lengths, namely 10 metres, 20 metres or 30 metres. They are also harder to pull through cable runs or holes where there is a risk the cable to connector joint is damaged. Consider using our Cat5 cable system to avoid these problems.
CAT5e Camera to DVR Cables
This is a great way to connect cameras to a DVR recorder both for the DIY and also professional installer. It has been made possible by the invention of the video balun. This clever device allows video signals to be transferred along a twisted pair of wires for a distance of up to 300 metres.
Very important - this application requires the use of very high quality pure copper Cat5 cable. CCA (copper clad aluminium) cable is not suitable. All the Cat5 cable we supply is high quality external grade pure copper and suitable for this purpose.
It is also possible to transmit 12 volt DC power to the camera using Cat5 cable for distances of up to 50 metres or so depending on the camera power consumption. When using Cat5 cable to transfer both video and power use 1 cable per camera. If you are only transferring video signal then up to 4 camera feeds can be handled by a single length of Cat5.
Using this method requires no more than a small flat head screwdriver as all the connections are made using screw terminals. For each camera you require a pair of video baluns (one at the camera, one at the DVR), a DC plug for the camera end and a DC socket for the power supply end.
Cat5 can be easily cut to length and pulling the cable through holes or cable runs is simple.
Traditional Coaxial Cables
Traditionally coaxial or co-ax cable has been the preferred method of professional installers. In recent years though Cat5 cable has knocked co-ax cable off that top spot. Compared to Cat5 co-ax is bulkier and it also requires the use of specialist crimping and cutting tools if satisfactory results are to be achieved.
All the coaxial cable we supply is RG59 and suitable for CCTV installation. We supply either simple RG59 or RG59 plus 2 cores, commonly known as "shotgun" cable.
RG59 on it's own can be used to transfer the video signal from a CCTV camera to a DVR recorder or the monitor signal from a DVR to a TV / Monitor. Shotgun cable can also handle the power feed from transformer to CCTV camera as well as the Video signal from the camera to the DVR recorder.
Although bulkier than Cat5, especially when dealing with multiple camera feeds co-ax cable can still be cut to length and pulled through holes and cable runs.
As well as Co-ax cable we can supply all the necessary crimping and cutting tools. Call us with your needs.
Spider repellent for CCTV systems
Products that stop spiders making webs in front of CCTV cameras. Spider repellent and insecticide.
CCTV Cable accessories
All those little bits that you might need to complete your cctv installation or give it the professional touch.
CCTV Warning signs
To let visitors (wanted or otherwise) to your site know they are being recorded. We do not sell warning signs as a stand alone item, only as part of a cctv equipment order or to customers who have previously ordered items from us. Neither do we sell dummy cameras. If it says cctv42 on the side then smile, you've just been caught on cctv!
Programmable controller for internal PTZ - Speed dome cctv cameras
This is an alternative to using your DVR recorder to control the movement of a PTZ camera. It allows you to programme preset target points and then link them together to form a tour on which the camera travels. These preset points also include the zoom function of the camera when fitted.
Give your cctv system the ultimate professional touch.
Remote network setup to view cctv over the internet
A great feature of all our DVR recorders is that they allow you to remote access your cctv system. View cameras, access previously recorded footage, even have a screen shot emailed to you showing the cause of a motion detection or alarm trigger.
Setting your internet hub or router up to do this is a bit tricky if you don`t know what you`re doing. Don`t worry, we can do it all for you using the latest screen sharing technology. Watch on in amazement as we set everything up right before your eyes !
Sensors for CCTV systems
A range of items designed to improve the effectiveness of your CCTV system. These products turn an average CCTV installation into a great one and in the scheme of things cost very little.
You can retrospectively fit these items as well if you already have a CCTV system and are looking at ways to improve it.