Why Use Video Surveillance & Digital Recording?

CCTV technology has come a long way over the years and DVR installations in the UK have proven their value in many thousands of cases in both crime prevention and detection.

Home, Office, Schools, Retail, Service Station Forecourts and Industrial sites can all benefit from CCTV equipment, IP cameras and ANPR. From a simple standalone DVR to an integrated shop IP network camera system, Metro can show you the advantages of a CCTV camera system.

Perimeter Security


Improved security, reduced costs. Eyes everywhere from one location.

Owners and operators of large facilities, such as major office developments, warehouses and industrial or transportation sites, need the reassurance of early intruder detection without the enormous cost of having manned guarding security to cover all vulnerable areas. Building security and construction site security have typically been the areas in need of this.

Using modern digital perimeter alarm security linked to security cameras, infrared detectors, perimeter beams and motion detection analytics we can detect someone the moment they attempt to enter your premises. This kind of intrusion prevention doesn’t only need to be on perimeter fencing, it can also be installed within buildings linked to doors and shutters. Any intrusion that may be detected is dealt with by our own 24 hour monitoring control room.

Metros remote monitoring system makes ‘patrolling’ the largest of location more effective than a human guard. The advantages are numerous. The guard cannot be attacked, and operators can check any location at random, in seconds. Using 2 way VOIP and PA systems our fully trained operators can challenge anyone on site at any time.

A rundown of the key benefits from our CCTV monitoring, remote guarding security and perimeter alarms are:

  • More areas seen at once, including large perimeter fencing
  • Alarms to notify of potential perimeter intrusions
  • No risk to people on site of assault
  • Instant intruder challenging
  • Rapid key holder response
  • Cheaper to patrol large areas
  • All types of modern technology can be used, laser detection beams, night vision cameras are just an example.
  • Automatic and manned Tannoy & PA system integration
  • Can be used internally and externally covering the smallest to the largest of sites
  • Full remote perimeter patrols

CCTV is by far one of the most cost effective ways of achieving this level of site perimeter security. Remote guarding and perimeter protection isn’t just for a corporate site many of Metros customers use this for extra protection on their shops and small offices.

All CCTV patrols are logged so that customers can be sure that patrols are being conducted efficiently. Huge savings can be made using this approach instead of conventional patrols.

Metro can also provide out of hours visitor management and critical plant monitoring giving you the reassurance that all areas are protected and watched even when you’re on holiday.

  • Perimeter Monitoring
  • Instant Perimeter Protection
  • Audio Challenging
  • Your Own Personal Response Plan
  • 24/7 Monitoring
  • Perimeter Beams

Remote Visitor Management


24-hour Visitor operations at reduced running costs. out of hours services for visitor entry and staff monitoring.

With the advanced facilities of our 24-hour Monitoring Centre, Metro has the ability to not only monitor intruders and perimeter breaches but we can all link to door access control, video entry stations, 2 way VOIP, ANPR and barrier systems Essex Monitoring, Visitor Managementgiving a great remote visitor management system.

With all these solutions we can securely monitor and take control of these systems giving you increased security but also allowing of out of hours services without the cost of someone being employed to attend site all night long.

Remote visitor management is widely used in warehousing sites, depots and other locations requiring constant access combined with high security. With these sub systems linked to CCTV and other interfaces we can check visitors’ credentials, allow them access to designated areas, and track their movements while on site, grant out of hours delivery’s or even just open door and barriers if someone has approved access rights.

Some examples where we have implemented perimeter monitoring and remote visitor management are:

  • Plant storage yards using CCTV, automatic gates, PA systems and 2 way VOIP – Drivers arrive in the early hours to collect plant machinery ready for delivery; we can then open security gates and monitor them on site for their own safety. These systems are also linked to our remote perimeter guarding giving a high level of security with easy staff monitoring
  • Multiple offices on one site, using door access and 2 way VOIP – granting access to approved members of staff during out of normal office hours.
  • Remote Door Entry
  • Out Of Hours Visitor Management
  • Remote Delivery Authorisation

Critical Plant Monitoring System


Monitoring And Protecting Vital Assets. Critical system monitoring, Boilers, freezers, data centre cooling systems.

Working with associate company Adder, Metro can design and install advanced critical system monitoring that can give early warnings of possible equipment failure. This service is widely used in many environments such as hospitals, boiler rooms, utility plants and data centres.

Using advanced interfaces linked to our own 24 hour control centre we can monitor all types of equipment with a rapid response giving you time to act on the situation to help prevent disastrous out comes to a critical system failure.

Below are some of the key areas where this type of critical system and plant monitoring has been effective in saving companies a lot of time, money, prevention of stock loss and system down time:

Freezer protection:  Freezer cooling is monitored so in the event of a mechanical failure stock can be moved or the system repaired before it defrosts and becomes unusable.

Data centres:  Monitoring room temperature, when the given tolerance levels are reached are trained staff then follow your response plan. This can help prevent down time and major hardware damage.

Hospital boiler rooms:  Making sure the large boiler system doesn’t get below its tolerance levels and making sure key areas don’t drop below certain temperatures.

  • Critical Plant Monitoring
  • Equipment Status Monitoring
  • Rapid Failure Response
  • Remote Equipment Resetting

24 Hour Control Room


Around The Clock Service.

We have always believed that full system support should be available before, during and after an install of any system.

Many years ago we come away from using the traditional global call centre and built our very own 24 hour control room; this helps us support you from the first phone call, reducing the need for you to wait for an engineer call back. Many problems can be resolved from the Technical desk without the need to send an engineer; this reduces cost and saves you even more valuable time.

We can also now offer other services such as Remote perimeter security, Out of hour’s remote visitor management and critical plant monitoring.

Here are some Key benefits with Metro having our own 24 hour Control Room instead of a global call centre:

  • Technical help available 24 hours a day
  • No waiting for a call centre to pass messages “down the wire”
  • Support (ability to dial into Alarm or CCTV equipment for remote support)
  • Primary and Secondary lines of support
  • Remote site guarding
  • Metro engineer tracking for a better ETA in the unfortunate event an engineer is needed