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Staff News

Raising money for local Brentwood charity - SNAP!

SNAP Charity

This year, ClearView will be entering a team in to Birkett's Race 4 Business with the aim of raising £1000 for local charity, Brentwood.

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Rain for Business 2016 - Race cancelled due to flooding

Race for Business Team 2016For the 13th year running, ClearView entered into the annual ‘Race 4 Business’. Unfortunately, after an extensive amount of rainfall the track was flooded and the race cancelled. 

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Race 4 Business 2016 - £500 raised so far!

For the 13th year running, ClearView will be entering a team of 24 runners in the annual Race 4 Business Essex event and so far has raised nearly £500.

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Race 4 Business! 2015

For the 12th year running, ClearView entered a team in the annual Race4Business event on Thursday 18th of June. This year ClearView entered their biggest team yet of 22 runners.  We have raised over £500 for Age UK Essex – a great charity which supports our older generations with the help they need. 

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Company News

Brand New High Definition CCTV System - £995

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Protecting your Organisation: What you need to know!

Image result for business securityClearView, in partnership with Oakpark Security, RIO and LoneAlert welcomed local businesses to discuss this year's hottest security topics.
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FREE Seminar: Safeguarding your organisation: March 30th

What are the biggest security threats facing your organisation?

How will you overcome them?

Gain advice from industry experts on how to safeguard and secure your organisation

Book your FREE ticket today!

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40% off our support prices for schools!

Are you looking for an affordable, bespoke, maintenance package that supports your CCTV, Intruder and Access Control systems? We're giving new school clients up to 25% off our support prices.

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Customer service survey winner! Do you want to win £50?

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing quality products and services to our customers, after every install or engineer call out, we ask our customers to let us know what they thought of our service. Our July prize draw winner is...

 

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Find us at IFSEC 2016, London ExCel Centre 21st - 23rd June

ClearView staff will be attending the annual IFSEC convention on the 21st to the 23rd of June 2016 at the London ExCeL Centre. 

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Managing Risk, Delivering Value - Seminar Success!

ClearView, in partnership with Oakpark Security, opened its doors and invited local businesses to hear presentations on risk and to view the latest security technology.

 

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ClearView 20th Anniversary (January 2016)

Take a peek inside this news post to see how ClearView has progressed from humble beginnings, starting in a garden shed, to a huge fire & security service provider. 

 

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ClearView Communications are hiring!

ClearView are currently looking for great people to join our team. You will be part of an expanding company which delivers quality fire & security solutions to a range of different organisations.  

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Engineers required to support ClearView’s growth

As a result of the company’s continued rapid growth, we are looking for reactive service engineers and planed preventative maintenance engineers to join our team. 

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East London CCTV System Installation - Smithfield Market

Located in East London, between Bethnal Green and Shoreditch, Smithfield Market is a fully EU approved wholesale market. Although the East and West Market buildings were completed in 1868 the site has seen the trading of meat and livestock for over a thousand years.

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London ANPR Solutions - LondonWaste EcoPark

ClearView installed an integrated CCTV system with 

complete coverage, including ANPR. As a result,

LondonWaste were able to monitor and manage traffic

throughout the whole site from central and local

control positions. 

 

 

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London Security Systems & Access Control - Condé Nast

Condé Nast, based in London, are a mass media company notable for publishing such fashion titles as Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ. 

 

Operating since 1909, the company now attracts more than 115 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands. 

 

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Managed Remote Monitoring: slash your 2016 yearly security costs

Having your premises remotely monitored provides you with the
peace of mind that your building is completely secure even when you’re not there. ClearView offer a fully managed remote monitoring solution for your intruder, fire, CCTV, access control and intercom systems.

 

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Save Money with ClearView's new Synergy Maintenance Service Packages

Do you want to ensure maximum protection for your staff, property and assets at the same time as saving money? You can have exactly that with our new maintenance package.

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New Service Sales Manager appointed

We are pleased to announce and welcome Duwaine Sewell-Grant to the ClearView sales team as Service Sales Manager. 

 

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Business Development Manager Vacancies to Support Expansion

This year, to support the Company's growth plans, we are expanding our sales team with the recruitment of additional business development managers. 

 

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ClearView Staff Making the World Better with a Sweater

This year ClearView staff traded their shirts and ties for a festive woolly jumper to raise money for Save the Children Charity.

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Install Engineers Required to Support ClearView's Growth

Due to recent company growth and as a result of securing several new projects, we are looking to expand our installations department with the recruitment of additional security system installation engineers. 

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ClearView Launches New Corporate Brochure

ClearView have produced a brand new corporate brochure to provide you with a comprehensive guide of all our products and services.

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New Faces to Drive ClearView's Sales Expansion Plans

ClearView has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of two new senior sales people. Peter Wylde has been appointed Business Development Manager whilst Andrew Mobbs joins the company as a Service Sales Manager.

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New London CCTV & Access Control Demonstration Facility

ClearView are pleased to announce our new meeting & CCTV / Access Control demonstration facilities in London, located on Victoria Embankment. At these offices, you can see demonstrations of our range of electronic security systems.

 

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Sunshine and Sumo at Staff Summer Fun Day


Face painting, food and a ride on a rodeo bull were all 

part of ClearView’s Summer Fun Day which took place last week. Held in South Woodham Ferrers, ClearView staff, family and friends were all invited to attend the fun filled afternoon to socialise and take

 

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Another Runaway Success

Race4Business 2014

ClearView will be taking part in the annual Race4Business event for the 11th year in Chelmsford, Essex on Thursday 26th June at 6:30pm. This year ClearView will be entering their biggest team ever of over 20 runners.  They’ve raised nearly £500 so far for Haven’s Hospice.

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ClearView appoints new Service Sales Manager

Strengthening our resources to help our customers.

 

ClearView is pleased to announce and welcome Marion Coster as the company’s new Service Sales Manager. Marion will be key to developing our service contract base and maintaining excellent relations with both our new and existing customers.

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Investment in Security System Support & Maintenance

Service GrowthMajor investment in ClearView’s service support infrastructure has been rewarded with several large new contracts for clients requiring 4-hour response 24/7/365. A team of over 20 dedicated service engineers supports technology from access control, gates and barriers through to AV and projector systems.

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Major projects success

Major Projects SuccessThe increased number of large contracts being designed and project managed by ClearView has led to the creation of a new “major projects” division. This is staffed by a dedicated team. Recent Major projects included new build and refurbishment police stations.

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24 Hour Security System Support & Maintenance Essex

24 Hour Support ServiceClearview's clients rely on the Company's 365/24/7 support service which provides a reactive response to any issues which occur with their electronic security systems - including resolution of problems via technical support from engineers via telephone or email, dispatch of an engineer to site or calling key holders or police in response to remotely monitored CCTV images.

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ClearView's Security Solutions Presented to Government Minister

Governmnet MinisterPaul Main explained how ClearView had partnered with SiraView to enable UK police forces to use digital CCTV decoding software from both manufacturers on hardware originally designed for analogue video tape replay.

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CCTV Digital Tape Recorder Provides Long-Term Back-Up

New CCTV Digital Tape RecorderClearView Communications, IndigoVision and Tandberg Data have developed the ENDURANCE digital CCTV recorder which is the culmination of two years development to create a highly robust system where security and protection of data is paramount. 

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Commercial / Local Authority Security Maintenance Essex

Gold ServiceClearView’s support services have been developed to meet the mission critical requirements of all UK police forces with 365/24/7 response and minimum component downtime. Some of the country’s most demanding sites have been supported successfully by the company over the last 17 years. Now we offer this service to commercial and retail clients..

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Thurrock Council IP CCTV Network Upgrade Success

Thurrock CouncilThurrock Council is a unitary authority in Essex with a diverse area under its control – from the Lakeside Shopping Centre to over 18 miles of Thames riverfront and a large area of green belt land. Although not an area of high-crime, the Council is determined to reduce anti-social behaviour for the benefit of the community.

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Douglas Borough Council (Isle of Man) adds IP CCTV to electricity EoP network

Isle of man puts CCTC onto Electricty NetworkDouglas Borough Council, the largest local authority in the Isle of Man, took the decision to install closed circuit television (CCTV) at the North Quay in Douglas, the island's capital and political centre.  Ethernet over Power (EoP) was used to "digitise" the local electricity infrastructure to support both internet and the sophisticated Intelligent Moving Cameras (IMCs) chosen for the scheme.

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IFSEC Award - Facial Recognition System with iOmniscient

Ifsec AwardClearView have been appointed UK representatives by iOmniscient for their facial recognition, ANPR, people counting and video analytics systems. ClearView and iOmniscient staff demonstrated the new Facial Recognition System in May at IFSEC 2011, the largest annual International Security Exhibition in the World.

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ClearView's ANPR system wins IT Industry Award

ANPR System wins awardClearView Communications' client, LondonWaste Ltd, won the prestigious Small Business Project of the Year at the recent 2011 BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards ceremony. The award was for project excellence and was given to LondonWaste's IT department for their work with ClearView on using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to control vehicle movements at their EcoPark in north London.

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ClearView's Integrated Security Management System - What is it?

ClearView's Integrated Security Management System (ISMS) is being used by public and private sector organisations around the UK to manage all physical and electronic security disciplines via a single Graphical User Interface (GUI). The system monitors IT and peripheral equipment including servers, switches, UPSs and power supplies.

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Très Bien for ClearView - Euro Tunnel (France) CCTV Recording System

Tres BienClearView has won the contract to upgrade the Eurotunnel French-side CCTV recording system using Indigo Vision IP network video recording solutions. ClearView were appointed contractors for the project following the successful upgrade of the UK terminal which included the provision of 4 control rooms and over 20km of 1Gb fibre-optic cable.

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Intelligent Camera Upgrades for the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

Intelligent Cameras go to the librarySophisticated technology from Bosch Security Systems has been selected by Chelmsford-based electronic security systems provider ClearView Communications, for use in the upgrade of security systems at the award-winning Forum building in Norwich.

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Technology News

People Counting: Footfall & Visitor Camera Systems

How many people enter your business premises? Are your new marketing and promotional activities increasing customer footfall? How can you reduce crime and positive-match known criminals? To make effective decisions for your organisation, you need optimum business intelligence and accurate data.

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Free Key-holding with Remote CCTV Monitoring

To celebrate our new monitoring facilities we are currently offering you the opportunity to receive one year’s free key-holding registration when you sign up for CCTV monitoring.

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Self-contained ANPR Camera - all-in-one solution

ClearView’s new range of GateREG Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras provide a cost effective all-in-one solution.

 

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CamoCam! Affordable, Portable, "Rapid Deployment" CCTV Camera System

CamoCam is an affordable and portable CCTV system that allows you to automatically capture high quality images or video footage and send them to your mobile phone or email.  Its battery pack operates the camera for up to 6 months - ideal if mains power is not available.

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Fire Extinguisher Service Support

Ensuring your fire extinguishers are properly maintained
will give you complete peace of mind that your staff and property are protected from fire, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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HikVision Darkfighter Network Camera for Low Light Areas


ClearView are delighted to add the HikVision DarkFighter Network Camera for Low Light Areas to their range.This ½” format camera is designed specifically to capture sharp colour and monochrome images in extreme, low light conditions. This results in crystal clear images down to 0.0002 Lux

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Capturing Colour on CCTV

(It's not all black and white)


CCTV cameras can now send you a message or alarm when they detect a vehicle of a specific colour, or someone wearing particular colour clothing.

 

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Explosion Proof CCTV for Hazardous Zones


ClearView are pleased to introduce a new range of explosion proof HD CCTV cameras for use in hazardous zones. These cameras are ATEX certified which ensures that the equipment is in compliance with all EU regulations for being installed in hazardous areas.

 

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One Wire Does It All! NVRs Now Power Cameras

NVR POEThe latest Network Video Recorder (NVR) models from HIKVision are equipped with PoE (Power over Ethernet) ports that eliminate the need of extra cables and power supplies for the IP cameras.

Video, audio, telemetry and power can now all be transmitted using one CAT5 network cable.

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Major upgrade for digital CCTV replay software

Major UpgradeClearView have incorporated feedback from their police users to make their digital CCTV replay software even easier to use, yet still powerful and feature rich. New features include a simple three click interface to convert video and audio files to the digital format of your choice.

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Pacenet Interview Recorder Upgrade for Police Forces

Pacenet DigitalClearView’s range of PaceNet Video Interview recorders has recently been adopted by several European police forces, in addition to the product’s extensive UK police client base.To meet the different user demands, the following new features have been incorporated into PaceNet:

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Upgrade or Part Exchange Your Digital CCTV Decoding System

Part ExchangeYou can now upgrade your Digitrac, DigiVue and DigiMux products to the latest version at zero capital cost.  You can even upgrade your Intelimux analogue de-multiplexer to a full digital CCTV decoder.

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Megapixel cameras leave analogue behind

Megapixel CamerasThis new technology not only reduces implementation costs since standard Cat-5 cabling infrastructure can be used, but give better recognition and identification images more likely to be of use as evidence. System design is also less complex since live and recorded images can be "zoomed" into without the need for expensive motorised pan, tilt and zoom camera controls.

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DVR Storage Calculator Tool

DVR Storage Calculator ToolClearView has developed a FREE tool to help you calculate what hard disc storage you are likeley to require for your CCTV recording system, depeding on number of cameras, days recording, recording frame rate and quality.

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CCTV Lens Calculator Tool

CCTV lens calculatorThis FREE Camera Lens Calculator tool is intended to help users choose the correct camera/lens, and help users understand what the capabilities are of the cameras installed or proposed – with respect to ability to DETECT, OBSERVE, RECOGNISE or IDENTIFY.

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New Home Office CCTV Test System

New Home Office CCTV systemThe Home Office have issued guidelines “CCTV Operational Requirements Manual” and a facial and text test target to help you confirm that your CCTV system complies with their recommendations. The test is simple to conduct and is designed to allow systems to be tested specifically on their ability to provide evidentially acceptable recordings.

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Ten commandments of ANPR PDF Guide

Ten commandmentsYour ANPR system should be capable of delivering at least 98% accuracy of all vehicle reads. However, to achieve this, the system needs to be designed and installed correctly.

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People Counting Technology: CCTV Cameras & Video Demonstration

Cameras can countRetailers and visitor attractions require accurate visitor information as a key requirement for their business. ClearView's people counting system not only counts the number of visitors to a specific location, but also provides statistics for new and return visitors, average visit duration and visit frequency.

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Next Generation Video Interview Recording

Next Generation Video Interview RecordingFor seventeen years, ClearView have been manufacturing video interview systems for use by the police and other agencies around the world.The Company has now launched a new generation of PaceNet video interview recorders giving you maximum choice.

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ANPR on EoP (Ethernet over Power) for Chelsea Cloisters

ANPR on EOPEntrances on commercial sites can often benefit from technology to assist with the control of visitors on and off site, including CCTV, ANPR, access control and intercoms. Situated in Chelsea, one of London's most fashionable, vibrant and safe areas, Chelsea Cloisters required a digital CCTV system to cover its large campus, and an ANPR system for its main vehicle entrance. 

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Ethernet over Power for Listed Buildings

Ethernet over Power for Listed BuildingsA large public school, with boarding facilities, wanted to provide an increased level of access security to both the residential and teaching buildings on the campus. The requirement created two major challenges for the school since the accommodation buildings were not linked to the school’s computer network, and most buildings were listed.

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New Marine Camera Range

Marine CameraIn response to the increased demand for CCTV on board ships, ClearView have developed a range of marine cameras to meet the needs of marine environments. External cameras can be provided meeting either IP66 (protected against high pressure jets of water from any direction) or IP68 rating (protected against long periods of immersion in water).

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Fast network implementation for Ships

Fast Network Implementation for ShipsHigh speed data networks which run over existing electrical wiring are known as Power Line Communication (PLC) or Ethernet over Power (EoP). This technology allows the creation of IP networks for use onboard ships and offshore platforms, and can also be applied ashore for in-building networks.

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ClearView pioneer new HOSDB facial recognition test

HOSDBThe HOSDB have launched a new test target to comply with the latest edition of their CCTV Operational Requirements document. The test is simple to conduct and designed to allow systems to be tested specifically on their ability to provide useful facial and text imagery.

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Ethernet over Power (EoP) Security Networks Chelmsford Essex

EOP for Security NetworksPower over Ethernet (PoE) is an established technology which has been used for many years for powering devices over network cables. However, "Ethernet over Power (EoP)" is a technology recently introduced by Essex-based ClearView Communications to allow security IP networks to run over mains cables.

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TransView - Advanced Mobile Digital Video Recorders (mDVRs) & CCTV for Vehicles

New TransviewClearView has launched TransView – an advanced range of Mobile Digital Video Recorders (mDVRs) designed for use on board vehicles. The systems can record and transmit a wide variety of live data including CCTV, tachometer, alarms, audio and horizontal/vertical sensing.

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Affordable ANPR for everyone!

Affordable ANPR for everyoneUp until now, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) has not been a viable tool for use with site visitor management and access control due to its high cost and technical complexity.

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ClearView is all eyes and EARS!

All eyes and earsClearView has developed ground-breaking E-Mail Alarm Response Software (EARS). This exciting new Microsoft Outlook ® software based programme literally has it’s “EARS” to the ground of your security system with it’s advanced status and health check monitoring. EARS is compatible with all security and IT systems and can monitor servers and IP switches as well as CCTV, Access Control, Intercom and Intruder Detection systems.

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ClearView “Ware” the IP Trousers!

Clearview ware the ip trousersClearView has designed and installed IP-based electronic security systems for Broxbourne and Ware colleges. Integrated CCTV, access control, intercom and intruder detection systems were completed to time, quality and budget.

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Networked TV serves up dream dish

Networked TVClearView’s new digital TV Server is an innovative way of making live television and recorded programmes available throughout an organisation. It provides easy and instant access to any TV channel anywhere in the building by sending the signal across the existing computer network.

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ClearView Smartens Up Traffic Enforcement - New CCTV Smart Car

Smarten upParking restrictions, bus lane use and road traffic contraventions are increasingly being enforced by local traffic authorities and parking enforcement agencies by the capture of compelling video evidence. ClearView Communications has developed a range of Smart Cars, fitted with cameras and digital recorders.

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Endurance Digital LTO-4 CCTV - New Video Tape Recorder!

EnduranceClearView Communications, IndigoVision, Tandberg Data and United Digital and have developed the ENDURANCE digital CCTV recorder which is the culmination of two years development to create a highly robust system where security and protection of data is paramount.

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Security over Ethernet (SoE) Savings

Security over EthernetClearView can now offer CCTVoE, ACSoE, PAoE and LCoE (lighting control). The company has won several contracts recently using IP-based technology which not only reduces cable costs and installation times, but also gives huge on-going revenue savings.

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Re-Deployable Auto-Tracking CCTV Camera Systems

Redeployable Auto Tracking CameraDealing with vandalism and anti-social behaviour is time consuming and costly. The process is exacerbated by the fact that if eradicated in one location, the problem often recurs in another.

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UniVue: A Unique Breakthrough for CCTV Players & Decoders

Universal CCTV playerTrying to decode and display the myriad of CCTV players now in circulation is a time consuming problem and an unwanted drain on resources for the police and courts.

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Industry News

Fire Door Safety Week – 26th September to 2nd October 2016

Fire door safety week is fast approaching. Now in its 3rd year, this award winning campaign highlights the importance of correctly installed and maintained fire doors.  

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Protecting Your Company From Burglary & Theft - Top 10 Tips

Damage and losses to your premises caused by burglary can leave you feeling vulnerable and suffering a huge financial burden. 

 

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Fire Door Safety Week 14th - 20th September 2015

Since the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, fire safety campaigners are warning that those in charge of fire safety in the workplace are still not taking their responsibilities seriously enough.

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Fire Safety at Work - Who's Responsible?

Despite fire safety measures being a mandatory requirement for employers in England, it is not always clear what action needs to be taken and what needs to be put in place to ensure your staff and your business are completely safe.

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Meet us at IFSEC 2015!

ClearView staff will be attending the annual IFSEC Exhibition, between the 16th to the 18th June, at the London ExCeL Centre.  If you’re planning to attend and would like to catch up please let us know and we’ll schedule a meeting.

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Why have a fire or security systems maintenance contract? 5 reasons!

 As with any product or system, parts can become worn and may need servicing. Having a maintenance contract will not only keep your system running to its fullest potential but it can also prolong the life of your equipment.

 

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Robjohns Road
Widford Industrial Estate
Chelmsford
Essex CM1 3AG
United Kingdom
Clearview Communications Ltd
Robjohns Road
Widford Industrial Estate
Chelmsford
Essex CM1 3AG
United Kingdom
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