We carry a wide range of CCTV equipment from the top brands in the industry, including Hikvision, Dahua, and Longse. Our team can help you select the best CCTV equipment for your needs, and we offer competitive pricing on all of our products.
Service Centre - This group has several multi-storey buildings across Singapore. Each is fitted with CCTV solutions that include cablings throughout the building. And where needed, the exceedingly far out cameras are connected to remote switches that are connected to core switch via fibre optic cables. Installations total more than 120 cameras.
Temple Group - There are installations at 2 temples. The difficulties include running and hiding cables over intricate ornamental and very high structures.
Logistics Group - Logistic multinational enterprise with very large high-security warehouses with more than 50 cameras. Requirements include high camera locations, redundancies where some spots are covered by at least 2 different cameras from different angles. Project is done in conjunction with WiFi Access Point installations.
Logistic Group - Logistic company with several warehouses across Singapore and corporate office totalling more than 40 cameras.
Logistic Group - 2 separate warehouses totalling 32 cameras.
Printing Factory - Office-cum-printing factory with 48 dome/bullets cameras + 5 pan-tilt-zoom cameras.
F&B Group - CCTV installations for HQ and more than a dozen outlets (each with 4-10 cameras)
Medical Group - CCTV installations for HQ and more than 10 outlets (each with 2-3 cameras)
Non-profit Organization - CCTV installations for HQ and half a dozen service centres (each with 10-12 cameras)
Mosque - CCTV Installation with 36 cameras that include fisheye and wide-angled cameras
Healthcare Group - CCTV installations for HQ and half a dozen branches (each with 3-12 cameras)
Apart from the normal dome and bullet cameras, we also provide the followings:
Our CCTV accessories include:
Apart from providing good quality CCTV systems, we follow up with ongoing support and maintenance services to ensure that your system continues to provide you with reliable and comprehensive security coverage for years to come. Our many years of experience in CCTV solutions ensure you deserve a solution that meets your security needs that function smoothly with installation done correctly.
If you are interested in learning more about our CCTV solutions and installation services, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have and help you select the best CCTV system for your needs. Meanwhile, read on as we share with you our thoughts on CCTV systems and possibly some of the questions you may have when evaluating them.
The decision to install CCTV depends on several factors, including the security needs of the location and the potential risks that need to be addressed. Here are some scenarios where CCTV installation may be required:
High-risk areas: Locations that are at a high risk of criminal activity, such as banks, jewellery stores, and other businesses dealing with high-value goods, may require CCTV installation to deter and detect criminal activity. In some areas where cash transactions are high such as cashier counters, CCTV may be useful in dispute resolutions, in addition to criminal deterrence.
Public safety: Public areas such as parks, streets, and transportation hubs may require CCTV installation to ensure public safety and monitor for criminal activity.
Employee safety: Workplaces that deal with hazardous materials, equipment, or high-risk situations may require CCTV installation to ensure employee safety and monitor for potential safety risks.
Legal compliance: Certain industries, such as logistics, healthcare and finance, may be required by law to install CCTV to ensure compliance with regulations and protect sensitive information.
Ultimately, the decision to install CCTV should be made on a case-by-case basis, considering the specific security needs and risks of the location. It is recommended to consult with a professional security system installer to assess the security needs and provide recommendations on CCTV installation.
When planning a CCTV installation, there are several key considerations that should be taken into account to ensure that the system meets your security needs and operates effectively. Here are some of the major considerations to keep in mind:
Purpose: Determine the purpose of your CCTV system, such as deterring crime, monitoring employee behaviour, or protecting valuable assets. This will help you determine the appropriate camera types, locations, and other system requirements.
Coverage area: Identify the areas you need to monitor and ensure that the camera placement provides complete coverage. Factors to consider include lighting conditions, camera angle, and distance from the target area.
Camera type: Choose the appropriate camera type for each location, such as dome cameras, bullet cameras, or PTZ cameras. Consider factors such as resolution, field of view, and night vision capabilities.
Recording and storage: Determine the length of time you need to retain footage and select an appropriate storage solution, such as a hard drive, network-attached storage, or cloud storage. Consider factors such as storage capacity, reliability, and ease of access.
Monitoring and access: Determine who will monitor the CCTV system and how they will access the footage. This can include live monitoring, remote access, and mobile viewing options.
Power and connectivity: Ensure that the CCTV system has a reliable power supply and connectivity options, such as Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Consider factors such as backup power, surge protection, and data encryption.
Legal compliance: Ensure that your CCTV system complies with local laws and regulations, such as privacy laws and data protection requirements.
By considering these factors, you can design a CCTV system that meets your security needs and operates effectively over the long term.
When selecting a CCTV recorder, there are several key specifications to consider to ensure that the recorder can meet your needs and support your surveillance system. Here are some of the key specifications to keep in mind:
Number of cameras/channels: The number of channels on the recorder determines how many cameras can be connected and recorded at the same time. Consider how many cameras you need to connect and record simultaneously and choose a recorder with enough channels to support your needs.
Storage capacity: The storage capacity of the recorder determines how much footage can be stored on the device. Consider how long you need to retain footage and how much storage capacity is required. It is recommended to choose a recorder with sufficient storage capacity to meet your needs.
Audio: In addition to visual, audio is useful to add to the context of the events under recording.
Recording resolution: The recording resolution determines the clarity and quality of the footage recorded. Consider the level of detail required for your surveillance needs and choose a recorder with an appropriate recording resolution. High definition (HD) and ultra-high definition (UHD) recorders offer superior image quality but may require more storage capacity.
Compression technology: The compression technology used by the recorder determines how efficiently footage is stored on the device. Consider the amount of storage capacity available and choose a compression technology that balances storage efficiency with image quality.
Frame rate: The frame rate determines how many frames per second are recorded, which impacts the smoothness and detail of the footage. Consider the level of detail required for your surveillance needs and choose a recorder with an appropriate frame rate.
Connectivity: The connectivity options of the recorder determine how the device can be connected to other devices, such as cameras, monitors, and networks. Consider the connectivity options required for your surveillance system and choose a recorder with the appropriate connectivity options, such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and HDMI.
Remote viewing: The ability to view footage remotely is an important feature for many surveillance systems. Consider the need for remote viewing and choose a recorder with remote viewing capabilities, such as mobile app support or web-based access.
Lens type: The type of lens used by the camera determines the field of view and focal length. Consider the area you need to monitor and choose a camera with a lens type that provides an appropriate field of view and focal length.
Low-light sensitivity: The low-light sensitivity of the camera determines its ability to capture clear footage in low-light conditions. Consider the lighting conditions in the area you need to monitor and choose a camera with an appropriate low-light sensitivity rating.
Image sensor: The image sensor determines the quality and sensitivity of the camera's image capture capabilities. Consider the quality and sensitivity of the image required for your surveillance needs and choose a camera with an appropriate image sensor type.
Infrared (IR) range: The IR range of the camera determines its ability to capture clear footage in complete darkness. Most cameras come with IR cover up to 20m and beyond for more powerful ones. Consider the need for 24/7 surveillance and choose a camera with an appropriate IR range.
Weather resistance: The weather resistance of the camera determines its ability to operate effectively in outdoor environments. Consider the location of the camera and choose a camera with an appropriate weather resistance rating.
By considering these specifications, you can choose a CCTV system that meets your needs and supports your surveillance system. It is recommended to consult with a professional security system installer to ensure that all aspects of the installation are carried out properly.
Maintenance needs to be considered as part of your CCTV evaluation. Proper maintenance is essential to keep a CCTV system in good working order and ensure that it continues to provide effective surveillance. Here are some of the common issues that may require attention during CCTV maintenance after installation:
Checking camera positioning and focus: Over time, cameras may shift or become misaligned, which can impact the quality of the footage. Regular maintenance should include checking the positioning and focus of each camera to ensure that it is correctly aimed and providing clear footage.
Cleaning camera lenses: Camera lenses can become dirty or smudged over time, which can impact the clarity of the footage. Regular maintenance should include cleaning the camera lenses to ensure that they are free of debris and provide clear footage.
Checking and replacing cables: Over time, cables can become damaged or degraded, which can impact the quality of the footage or cause the system to malfunction. Regular maintenance should include checking and replacing cables as needed to ensure that they are functioning correctly.
Updating firmware and software: Firmware and software updates can provide important security patches and performance improvements for the CCTV system. Regular maintenance should include updating firmware and software to ensure that the system is running the latest version.
Checking and replacing storage devices: Storage devices, such as hard drives or memory cards, can become full or malfunction over time, which can impact the ability of the system to record footage. Regular maintenance should include checking and replacing storage devices as needed to ensure that they are functioning correctly.
Adjusting lighting conditions: Changes in lighting conditions, such as daylight savings time or weather patterns, can impact the quality of the footage. Regular maintenance should include adjusting camera settings to accommodate changing lighting conditions.
By addressing these issues during regular maintenance, you can help ensure that your CCTV system remains in good working order and provides effective surveillance over the whole intended life-cycle of the system.
Analog Cameras - DS-2CE16D0T-EXIF, DS-2CE76D0T-EXIMF, DS-2CE56D0T-IRFC, DS-2CE16D0T-IRFC, DS-2CE70DF0T-MF, DS-2CE10DF0T-F, DS-2CE16D0T-ITFS, DS-2CE76D0T-ITPFS, DS-2CS54D8T-PH, DS-2CE79D0T-VFIT3F, DS-2CE5AD0T-VPIT3F, DS-2CE19D0T-VFIT3F, DS-2CE16H0T-ITF, DS-2CE76H0T-ITPF, DS-2CC52H1T-FITS. Value IP Cameras - DS-2CD1023G0E-I (L), DS-2CD1123G0E-I (L), DS-2CD1043G0-I, DS-2CD1143G0-I, DS-2CD1023G0-IUF, DS-2CD1323G0-IUF, DS-2CD1623G0-IZ, DS-2CD1723G0-IZ, DS-2CD1643G0-IZ, DS-2CD1743G0-IZ, DS-2CD1027G0-L, DS-2CD1327G0-L. EasyIP Cameras- DS-2CD2021G1-I, DS-2CD2121G0-I, DS-2CD2621G0-IZS, DS-2CD2721G0-IZS, DS-2CD2083G2-I, DS-2CD2043G2-I, DS-2CD2183G2-I, DS-2CD2143G2-I, DS-2CD2643G2-IZS, DS-2CD2743G2-IZS, DS-2CD2421G0-IW, DS-2CV2Q21FD-IW, DS-2CD2523G0-IS, DS-2CD2543G2-IS, DS-2CD2026G2-I, DS-2CD2126G2-ISU, DS-2CD2626G2-IZS, DS-2CD2726G2-IZS, DS-2CD2646G2-IZS, DS-2CD2746G2-IZS, DS-2CD2525FWD-I, DS-2CD2345G0P-I, DS-2CD2T45G0P-I, DS-2CD2955FWD-IS, DS-2CD2346G2-ISU/SL, DS-2CD2T46G2-ISU/SL, DS-2CD2647G2-LZS, DS-2CD2747G2-LZS. USB Cameras - DS-UC2, DS-U12, DS-U102, DS-UL2, DS-UL4, DS-UM1. PTZ AE - DS-2DE4425IW-DE, DS-2DE4225IW-DE, DS-2DE4215IW-DE, DS-2DE4A225IW-DE (B), DS-2DE2A204IW-DE3, DS-2DE5232IW-AE. PTZ DE - DS-2AE4225TI-D, DS-2AE4215TI-D. Analog DVR - iDS-7204HQHI-M1/S, iDS-7208HQHI-M1/S, iDS-7216HQHI-M1/S, iDS-7216HQHI-M2/S, iDS-7204HUHI-M1/S, iDS-7208HUHI-M1/S, iDS-7216HUHI-M2/S, iDS-7204HQHI-M1/FA, iDS-7208HQHI-M1/FA, iDS-7216HQHI-M1/FA, DS-7316HQHI-K4, DS-7316HUHI-K4, DS-7332HQHI-K4. NVR - DS-7604NI-L1/W, DS-7608NI-L1/W, DS-7604NI-Q1/4P, DS-7604NI-K1/4P, DS-7608NI-Q1/8P, DS-7608NI-K2/8P, DS-7616NI-Q2/16P, DS-7616NI-K2/16P, DS-7716NI-K4, DS-7716NI-K4/16P, DS-7732NI-K4, DS-7732NI-K4/16P, DS-9632NI-I8, DS-9632NI-I16, DS-9664NI-I8, DS-9664NI-I16.
NVR - NVR5216-16P-I, NVR5432-16P-I, NVR4208-8P-I, NVR4216-16P-I, NVR4216-I, NVR5208-8P-4KS2E, NVR5216-16P-4KS2E, NVR5432-16P-4KS2E, NVR5864-4KS2, NVR4104HS-P-4KS2/L, NVR4108HS-8P-4KS2/L, NVR4116HS-4KS2/L, NVR4216-16P-4KS2/L. IP Cameras - HFW2231S-S-S2, HFW2531S-S-S2, HFW2831S-S-S2, HDW2231TM-AS-S2, HDW2531TM-AS-S2, HDW2831TM-AS-S2, HDBW2231E-S-S2, HDBW2531E-S-S2, HDBW2831E-S-S2, HFW2231T-ZAS-S2, HFW2531T-ZAS-S2, HFW2831T-ZAS-S2, HDBW2231R-ZAS-S2, HDBW2531R-ZAS-S2, HDBW2831R-ZAS-S2, HDW2231T-ZS-S2, HDW2231T-ZS-S2, HDW2231T-ZS-S2, HFW3241E-AS, HFW3541E-AS, HDBW3241E-AS, HDBW3541E-AS, HDW3241EM-AS, HDW3541EM-AS, HDBW3241F-AS-M, HDBW3541F-AS-M, HFW3241T-ZAS, HFW3541T-ZAS, HDBW3241R-ZAS, HDBW3541R-ZAS, HDW3241T-ZAS, HDW3541T-ZAS. PTZ - SDT5X405-4F-WA, SD6AL445XA-HNR-IR, SD6AL233XA-HNR-IR, SD5A445XA-HNR, SD5A425XA-HNR, SD49425XB-HNR, SD49425XB-HNR-G (4G model), SD49225XA-HNR, SD49225T-HN, SD59230U-HNI, SD59430U-HNI. XVR - XVR7104HE-4K-I2, XVR7108HE-4K-I2, XVR7216A-4K-I2, XVR7416L-4K-I2, XVR5104HS-4KL-I2, XVR5108HS-4KL-I2, XVR5216AN-4KL-I2, XVR5232AN-4KL-I2, XVR5104HS-I2, XVR5108HS-I2, XVR5216AN-I2, XVR5232AN-I2. Switch - PFS3024-24GT, PFS4226-24GT-240, PFS4226-24GT-360, PFS4218-16GT-190, PFS4226-24ET-360, PFS3010-8ET-96, PFS3006-4ET-60.
NVR - NVR3604DP, NVR3604PGP, NVR3608DP, NVR3604CDP, NVR3608CDP, NVR3616CDBP, NVR3616KP, NVR3616HP, NVR3609D, NVR3609PG, NVR3616D, NVR3616PG, NVR3625DB, NVR3636DB, NVR3664L. Value Series IP cameras - CMSAHSF200, CMSAHSL200, CMSAFE500, LIRDBAHSF200, LIRDBAHSL200, LIRDBAFE500, LMDHHSF200, LMDHHSL200, LIRDLAHSF200, LIRDLAHSL200, LIRDCAHSF200, LIRDCAHSL200, LIRDCAFE500, BMSAHSF200, BMSAHSL200, BMSAFE500, LBH30HSF200, LBH30HSL200, LBH30FE500, LBM24HSF200, LBM24HSL200, LBF60HSF200, LBF60HSL200, LBF60FE500, LBP60HSF200, LBP60HSL200, LBP60FE500, LBP90HSF200, LBP90HSL200, LBP90FE500, Pro Series IP Cameras - CMSASL200, CMSASP200, CMSASS500, LIRDBASL200, LIRDBASP200, LIRDBASS500, LPDSSL200, LPDSSP200, LMDNSL200, LMDNSP200, LMDMSL200, LMDMSP200, LMDHSL200, LMDHSP200, LIRABSL200, LIRABSP200, LIRABSS500, LIRDCASL200, LIRDCASP200, LIRDCA5XSL200, LIRDCA5XSP200, LIRDCASS500, LIRDCA5XSS500, LVDBSL200, LVDBSP200, LVDB5XSL200, LVDB5XSP200, LVDBSS500, LVDB5XSS500, LIRAB5XSL200, LIRAB5XSP200, LIRAB5XSS500, BMSASL200, BMSASP200, BMSASS500, LBE30SL200, LBE30SP200, LBE30SS500, LBF30SL200, LBF30SP200, LBF30SS500, BMLASL200, BMLASP200, BMLASS500, LBF60SL200, LBF60SP200, LBF60SS500, LBF90SL200, LBF90SP200, LBF90SS500, LBE60SL200, LBE60SP200, LBE60SS500, LBE90SL200, LBE90SP200, LBE90SS500, LBB60SL200, LBB60SP200, LBB60SS500, LBB90SL200, LBB90SP200, LBB90SS500, BMLA5XSL200, BMLA5XSP200, BMLA5XSS500, LBF605XSL200, LBF605XSP200, LBF605XSS500, LBF905XSL200, LBF905XSP200, LBF905XSS500, LBE605XSL200, LBE605XSP200, LBE605XSS500, LBE905XSL200, LBE905XSP200, LBE905XSS500, LBB605XSL200, LBB605XSP200, LBB605XSS500, LBB905XSL200, LBB905XSP200, LBB905XSS500, LBP60SL200, LBP60SP200, LBP605XSL200, LBP605XSP200, LBP60SS500, LBP605XSS500, LBP90SL200, LBP90SP200, LBP905XSL200, LBP905XSP200, LBP90SS500, LBP905XSS500, LIRDBAS800, LBH30S800, LBF30SV800, LBF30S1200, LIRABSV800, LIRAB3XSV800, LIRABS1200, LIRAB3XS1200, LVDBSV800, LVDB3XSV800, LVDB3XS1200
First Communications & Services Pte Ltd (FirstComm) is a Singapore-based office telephony, security & surveillance solutions reseller. We provide office telephone (PABX/IP PBX), CCTV & door access systems and also relocations and fault rectification services of these systems. Our solution partners include Grandstream, Panasonic, NEC, Hikvision, Dahua, Longse, ZKTeco, Soyal and Trendnet. Other services include telephone & network cabling using CAT5E/6/6A & optical fiber.