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Maserati being stolen from carpark on CCTV

Maserati Stolen but the CCTV is useless

An example of really poor quality car park CCTV resulting in the theft of a Maseati. The number of useless video surveillance installs out there really frustrates me. Take this example of two men stealing a Maserati. They are caught five times on the CCTV system but every image is useless. This is extremely common […]

Fake security camera

Make Your Own Fake Security Cameras

How-to video to make your own fake security cameras on a very low budget. But why would you when $6 will get you a realistic one.

Surveillance Camera 3D design software

IP Video Design tool v7

Version 7 of the IP Video Design Tool has some great enhancements to speed up your CCTV design and greatly improve the quality of your quotes. Update: Now current version is IP Video System Design Tool 10. I have been advocating the use of the IP video design tool for a long time and use it […]


What Did 2011 bring you?

Our first year of CCTV Design is nearly at the end and we have seen a steady growth in the sites popularity. Since launching the site on the 15th March 2011, we have hit almost 6000 visits and have a returning customer base of 2000 visitors, who viewed 15,953 pages. Who’s watching CCTV Design? The […]

Good Gear Equals Good Sound

Last night I was doing one of my hobbies, which is sound mixing for bands. I heard this 2 piece band for the first time last week and the first question they had was “will this amplifier be ok for a room of 100 people?”. That was a definite NO. It was a portable 4 […]

Employment is such a bore

A few weeks ago I decided that after taking 4 months off it was time to get back to working for my money rather than blogging for the love of it. So I applied for a job outside of what I have been doing for 23 years and bugger me, I got it. Why change […]

CCTV search site

Tips for searching for CCTV related sites

One of my favorite bloggers Ana Hoffman just gave out a great tip on how to search for sites that are open to comments in your niche, which is a great way to increase your CCTV training. Ask questions! Take a look at and try this search for something obscure like wifi security camera with […]

Don’t let your being slack set them free

A man accused of stealing a laptop was seen on CCTV footage but due to the camera being out of focus was acquitted.

The Fountain Pen versus Computer

In a recent Twitter discussion with @Tarale about the price of a fountain pen being up to $5000 the question was raised why not use a standard . @Tarale prefers them because they look nice and don’t leave a blob of ink at the start of a line and cited this example. Challenging that thought […]