Do you need a security camera system? We can advise, supply and install any CCTV system. Typically our surveillance systems come with:

  • Full High Definition 2MP (i.e. 1080p).
    Upgradable to 4MP (i.e. double 1080p!) for $40 per security camera.
    Upgradable to 8MP or 12MP upon request.
  • All our Security Cameras have 50 meters night vision!
  • All our Security Cameras are vandal and weather resistant (IP67).
  • Remote live view and playback via PC and/or mobile device(s).
  • Motion detection - email alerts available upon request.
  • Recordings stored locally via hard drive (i.e. no cloud required).
  • All parts come with at least 3 years warranty.
  • Multiple buildings can be joined via dedicated wireless links - range 15km line of sight!
  • Solar powered and 3G/4G systems available upon request.
Home or Business CCTV Security Camera Surveillance System
Security Adviser and Equipment Installer Licence Number: 4021999

Swann, Techview, Bunnings, Jaycar Security Camera CCTV Kits

To Swann, or not to Swann, that is the question! There are many low budget CCTV systems you can purchase for Bunnings, Dicksmith, Jaycar, etc, such as Swann, Signet, Techview, Cocoon, Foscam, etc. Generally we do not recommend them for these reasons:

  1. Known to lock up and require a manual power reset.
  2. Come with a desktop-grade hard drive, so it will not last as long as a surveillance-grade hard drive.
  3. Typically plastic camera housing, not full-metal housing - so generally not vandal resistant, or high IP rating.
  4. Less night vision range.
  5. Less field of view.
  6. Typically less MegaPixels.

All that said, we appreciate the materials cost is economically attractive for home, office or small business. And will still serve the chief goal as a deterrent from theft, trespassing, etc. So we are more then happy to install these CCTV systems. For most one story homes, office or small business, it generally takes us about 2.5 hours to install 4 Security Cameras and config remote access setup for your mobile phone, tablet, and/or PC to liveview/playback anywwhere in the world!

Here is one Swann 4x 2MP security camera kit for $549! - contact us today for installation and/or configuration of remote access setup for your mobile phone, tablet and/or PC..

Readable Licence Plates with Security Cameras

From our early evening tests, a 8MP security camera using a 12mm lens can see Australia licence plates at about 35 metres. So in theory we have the following MegaPixel (MP) vs range for reading licence plates, assuming a 12mm lens:

  • 12MP security camera - about 50 metres.
  • 8MP security camera - about 35 metres.
  • 4MP security camera - about 17 metres.
  • 2MP security camera - about 8 metres.
  • 1MP security camera - about 4 metres.
Given these tests where done early evening, we would expect better during day. However at night time we suspect it's hard to read at that range, without external significant IR illuminators.

If you just need a security camera to see licence plates, then you just need to select a suitable lens and MegaPixel (MP) security camera for your target range. However if your objective is to automatically recognise a licence plate, and perhaps match it against a database for access control. Then please see our Licence Plate Recognition LPR/ANPR services.

Readable Licence Plates with Security Cameras

Wireless Security CCTV

When most people think wireless, they forget about power. In most cases wireless systems are only for data, and therefore still required wired power. From our experience there are two cases to use wireless:

Joining Buildings/Locations with Wireless Links

For large span installations, trenching is costly and risky, so we recommand to bridge the gap with wireless links instead. For example. Building A, might have 4x wired Security Cameras, and building B might have 8x wired Security Cameras. So we simply link the buildings with one wireless link. We generally use 900MHz or 5GHz wireless transceivers, that can go up to 15km line of sight. For most cases we can use 5GHz. However if we need the wireless signal to go around corners, over a mountain, or penetration objects, buildings and/or dense foliage, we would use 900MHz.

Solar Powered Security Camera
                                       Wireless Station

Cost-effective 100% Wire-Free Home Security Camera Installations

We appreicate the cost of a high MegaPixel (MP) wired security installation is an investment. However if you can't afford such a security camera system, then we are aware of one option that is cost-effective for home and small businesses. That system is known as the Netgear ARLO Smart Home Security - 4 HD Camera Security System. It costs $899 for 4x 1MP (i.e. 720p) cameras, records to the cloud, and is 100% wire-free (batteries life is about 4 to 6 months). If you can't install or config the ARLO system, just contact us, and we can likely install it about 1-2 hours.

Solar Powered Station for Security Cameras

In the previous section we discussed that typically a wireless solution requires power. For remote security camera installations, power is not available. In this case, we can use batteries and/or solar. It should be well understood that a solar solution is not cost-effective and can be not aesthetically pleasing. To give you an idea - for one security video camera and one wireless transceiver to continously run day and night will require: about 200W solar panel (in most areas of East Coast Australia), batteries, solar charger, etc, and will cost about $1800 in materials, not including the security camera, wireless transceiver, or galvanised pole.

Solar Powered Security Camera
           Wireless Station

Advanced Surveillance Features

We are experienced with installation of standard security camera systems for your home, office, warehouse, street or highway. We even offer more complex CCTV solutions which may require features such as:

Contact us today to setup a meeting and/or site inspection.

Advanced Surveillance System Features

CCTV Systems General Information

When thinking about a security camera system, you may like to consider the following options:

Traditional 700TVL Analogue Security Cameras vs 2MP Digital IP Security Cameras

Traditional analogue Security Cameras resolution is rated 700TVL. In digital terms that is equivalent to only 0.5MP! With IP Security Cameras, you can get 1MP (i.e. 720p), 2MP (i.e. 1080p), 4MP (i.e. double 1080p!) and 12MP. Here is a image showing the difference between 700TVL and a 2MP IP security camera:

Traditional 700TVL Analogue Security Cameras vs 2MP Digital IP Security Cameras

Security Camera Lens Size: Field of View Vs Range

Focal Length of Lens1/3" Imaging Sensor1/4" Imaging Sensor
2.8mm82°65°
3.7mm65°53°
4mm62°50°
4.8mm53°42°
6mm44°34°
8mm34°27°
12mm23°18°
16mm17°13°
25mm11°
50mm
75mm2.5°

CCTV Security Camera Lens field of view diagram

Our Clients

Amazing Customer Testimonials

We recently engaged the services of COLETEK to perform some penetration testing on our systems. We found Luke flexible and accommodating with our specific needs. Luke provide what we needed to show our clients our security measures with our systems. I would have no hesitation in recommending Luke.

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etrainu, Brisbane

As a leading technology solutions provider we carefully choose our partners to outsource some of our projects. Black Box has partnered with COLETEK in delivering numerous projects. Every single time they have delivered work of highest standard and meet our project deadlines. It's a pleasure to work with COLETEK team headed by Luke and hope to work on many more projects in the future.

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Black Box Network Services Pty Ltd, Melbourne

You can rest assured, knowing that you are about to invest in a great service delivered by absolute professionals. COLETEK are extremely knowledgeable and deliver timely service with a courteous and customer centric approach. I originally employed COLETEK to assist with security camera installation but have since asked their advice on a number of innovative related matters, always with a solution. If you need a team of top tier consultants and service providers, for any technology-based project, then you have come to the right place.

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The K9 Centre AUS, Brisbane

I have outsourced many projects through COLETEK over the years for a variety of applications. Applications such as a online based software platform that pulls live data feeds and updates in real-time to the user. A custom built website for adding users and products that achieved over 20,000 listings. Mobile applications. Data recovery and hardware repair. Custom SEO services and secure hosting services. I choose COLETEK because I know that a job will get done as requested and within a reasonable time frame. Also I'm a stickler for security and they're the best.

Matthew Krause
Gold Coast

COLETEK installed a real-time wireless security camera system for us consisting of 32 indoor and outdoor cameras over 9 buildings throughout the resort and service station. Their team was very professional from quote to completion of the job, and after sales service. The system has reduced vandalism and theft to almost nothing. We have been very happy with the installation and service. We would recommend COLETEK to anyone.

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Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort, Yamba

Very reliable, professional and knowledgeable. In our office were we all amazed by Luke's knowledge of IT and how much he know about different IT issues, specially about the IP cameras. We recommend their services and we will always use their services in the future.

Michael Mehrab
Cyrus Persian Carpets, Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ballina, Lismore

Early in 2015 COLETEK was contracted by St Paul's Lutheran Primary School to install security cameras, within a tight budget, onto the campus. I found working with Luke from COLETEK to be very helpful and professional in helping the school get the most value from our budget, showing us all possible options so that we could work out the best fit for our campus.

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St Pauls Lutheran Primary School, Caboolture

We can't thank COLETEK enough for setting up our security systems and ensuring the safety of our assets. They were great to deal with and were extremely responsive in all aspects. We would highly recommend their services to anyone searching for true expertise and exceptional customer service.

Jess Brown
Hay Enterprises Pty Ltd, NSW

I was concerned with the security of my apartment when it was vacant. I contacted COLETEK and discussed the possibility of having security cameras installed with an email alert system incorporated that would advise me by email if someone entered the apartment, after getting the Internet activated, COLETEK suggested the equipment I should require and had it installed. I am more than happy with the result that was achieved, COLETEK has very good knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the requirements from the equipment I needed and also the IT side of things. I have no reservations in recommending COLETEK for this type of installation.

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The Brown and Hurley Group Pty Ltd, Townsville

I was very pleased with the installation of security cameras by COLETEK. So easy to deal with, very prompt with email replies. Service was excellent. Would highly recommend COLETEK to anyone wanting their products.

Joy Weston
Brisbane

I would like to thank Luke and his staff at COLETEK for the knowledge, service and reliability that they provided. The security camera system that was installed is exactly what I was after. I would definitely recommend COLETEK to all my friends and family if they require a system. Thanks again Luke. You are a true professional in your field.

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Brisbane