When it comes to protecting your business, we know that you want a system you can truly depend on. At Armitage Security, we strive to find the best possible products that meet the particular needs of your business. Different organisations have varying requirements. The size of your business, level of security needed, and much more, help determine what type of security equipment and resources you’ll need to be most prepared.

Two of the most common security elements for businesses are IP surveillance and CCTV. Today, we’ll examine the differences and give you a better idea of which one might be right for you.


CCTV, or Closed Circuit Television, has been a standard in the security industry for years. Because of this reliability, many find CCTV to be a dependable option for video security. CCTV works using an analog video signal transferred via a coax cable. This is then recorded on a Digital Video Recorder. Reliable, generally less expensive to run, and perhaps less prone to technical malfunction due to its more basic setup, CCTV is a smart choice for businesses in which the finer details don’t always need to be caught on camera. An ideal situation for CCTV might be for surveillance in a facility where a security guard is on duty. Less precision may be required in such instances, as the guard need only be alerted to disturbances in or around the building.

IP Surveillance

Relatively speaking, IP surveillance is the new kid in town, developing more recently with the growth of the Internet. Considered more “high-tech”, IP surveillance uses a digital network to store video data on hard drives. The videos in IP surveillance are often higher definition, and video can be easily saved and viewed via computer or other connected devices. This adds a remote option to the security; the IP technology can transmit video to a person who is not currently onsite at the business property. IP surveillance may be the method of choice for a large site that already has a large digital network configured. A business which needs an especially high level of video quality may also want to opt for this type of camera security system.

Surveillance is Vital

Ultimately, whether you choose IP surveillance or a CCTV system, you’ll have greater peace of mind knowing your business has what you need to prevent theft and break-ins. Not only that, but having visible cameras throughout your property can act as a strong deterrent against potential criminals. Knowing their actions will be caught on camera (and perhaps instantly seen by security or law enforcement) makes many would-be thieves think twice.

Still unsure which is right for you? The friendly and experienced team at Armitage Security will be happy to discuss your options and help you choose the best system for your home or business.