With over 10 years of experience in advanced high-grade security installations across Australia. We are confident we can help. Our strengths are in the advanced technology such as offsite alerts to your phone, onsite deterence features (siren, strobe, red/blue flashing lights), face recognition, and licence plate recogition. We have much experience with challenging installations to cover large spans of areas such as carvan parks and schools, via wireless links between buildings up to 15km. Please see our amazing customer testimonals at the bottom of this page for more information.

Home, Farm or Business CCTV

Do you need a highly experienced and professional Gold Coast security camera installer? We can advise, supply and install any CCTV system for Gold Coast residential or commercial needs. Typically our Gold Coast surveillance systems come with the following features, which we are confident is suitable, reliable and cost-effective for residential homes, farms, and commerical businesses. Here is a list of our typical features:

  • Full High Definition 2MP (i.e. 1080p/1K), 4MP (i.e. 2K), 6MP (i.e. 3K), 8MP (i.e. 4K)
    or very expensive 12MP (i.e. 6K)
  • All our security cameras have 50 meters night vision!
  • All our security cameras are vandal and weather resistant (IP67).
  • All our security cameras use Starlight (i.e. colour footage in low light 0.005lx)
  • All our security cameras support AI-based people/vehicle recognition for reliable alerts.
  • Remote live view and playback via PC and/or mobile device(s).
  • Recordings stored locally via hard drive (i.e. no cloud required).
  • All parts come with at least 3 years warranty.
  • Built-in microphone - can be disabled by software.
  • Optional onsite deterrence features such as built-in siren, strobe and red/blue flashing lights.
  • 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 Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation Surveillance System

Critical Infrastructure CCTV

When it comes to critical infrastructure for tier 1 companies and government, there are some outstanding options - however they are expensive! Some features include:

  • Motion detection via PIR or radar sensor - see below section "Motion Detection".
  • Target position and velocity tracking via radar - up to 50 metres and 120° field of view.
  • Horn with preprogrammed voice messages, or custom voice messages.
  • Control 3rd party devices (e.g. gate, lock, lights)
  • Alerts/logs for 3rd party devices (e.g. lock status, PIR status)
  • Analytics features such as people counting and cross line detection (virtual trip-wire).
  • Custom software development options via the API.
  • Highly secure and trusted brand (AXIS Communications) - Made in Sweden.
Critical Infrastructure Highly Secure CCTV Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation Surveillance System

CCTV People, Vehicle or Motion Detection Alerts

Most security camera systems support motion detection via vision. However using vision only is known to be unreliable (i.e. cause false positives). Vision-based motion detection can be triggered via rain, insects, moving shadows (e.g. from clouds), and might miss small or slow objects.

For more reliable motion detection, you need to add more advanced software and/or sensors.

Some advanced software options are AI-based people/vehicle recognition. Currently technology allows setting up of virtual trip-wires (aka perimeter protection) and/or face recognition.

Some additional sensor options are PIR and radar sensors. Both PIR and radar have a 120° field of view. PIR is cost-effective, however only 12 metres range, and not the best for outdoor/sunlight. Radar allows up to 50 metres, works in bad weather such as rain or snow, and can track target position and velocity - allowing target tracking via PTZ cameras!

Once you have reliable motion detection - you can confidently use it for instant notification via email, mobile phone push notification and/or have a speaker/horn say someting to the intruder.

To get a feel of the power of AI-based people/vehicle recognition for motion detection and notifications, watch this YouTube video:

To get a feel of the power of radar based sensors for motion detection and notifications, watch this YouTube video:

How to Improve Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation Night Vision?

Most cameras have built-in IR for night vision, rated to 30m or 50m. However, it's not the best. To improve night vision, consider an external IR illuminator, which is like a floodlight, that human eyes can't see. They are simply powered via 12Vdc and do not need to be placed near the camera - in some ways, elsewhere is better (e.g. area of concern, or area of weak/poor night vision). Here is an example of what you can expect when moving from a camera with 50m rated built-in IR, to a 150m rated 60° field of view external IR illuminator, where the far edge of the pool is about 25m from the camera.

Night Vision Options: Built-in or External IR Illuminator

Joining Buildings/Locations with Wireless Links

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:

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 Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation, and building B might have 8x wired Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation. 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.

Wireless Station

Can a Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation Read Licence Plates?

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.

If you're goal is to read licence plates, we'd suggest an 8MP optical zoom camera, as the 12MP option is typically too expensive.

Readable Licence Plates with Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation

Solar Powered Station for Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation

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 Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation
           Wireless Station

Advanced Analytics Surveillance Features

We are experienced with installation of standard security camera systems for your expensive 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 Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation resolution is rated 700TVL. In digital terms that is equivalent to only 0.5MP! With IP Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation, 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 Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation vs 2MP Digital IP Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation

Security Camera Lens Size: Field of View Vs Range

Focal Length of Lens1/3" Imaging Sensor1/4" Imaging Sensor

CCTV Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation Lens field of view diagram

Swann, Techview, Bunnings, Jaycar Security Cameras Review

Where can I buy security cameras? Where is the best place to buy security cameras? There are many low budget CCTV systems you can purchase for Bunnings, Dicksmith, Jaycar, etc, such as Swann, Signet, Techview, Cocoon, Foscam, etc. Here is our Swann security cameras review. We DO NOT recommend Swann, etc for these reasons:

  1. The timestamp watermark is not done at a firmware level, so the footage from such cameras are not admissible in court.
  2. We get enquiries regularly with reported issues for these low budget brands.
  3. Known to lock up and require a manual power reset.
  4. Come with a desktop-grade hard drive, so it will not last as long as a surveillance-grade hard drive.
  5. Typically plastic camera housing, not full-metal housing - so generally not vandal resistant, or high IP rating.
  6. Less night vision range.
  7. Less field of view.
  8. Typically less MegaPixels.

Cost-effective 100% Wire-Free Gold Coast Security Cameras Installation

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 $799 for 4x 1MP (i.e. 720p) cameras, records to the cloud, and is 100% wire-free (batteries life is about 4 to 6 months). It is typically a DIY solution. We do NOT recommend ALRO for these reasons:

  1. We don't do small projects sorry.
  2. Built-in wireless antennas - so loss of frames.
  3. Store data to a 3rd party cloud - this uses precious internet bandwidth and that 3rd party has all your video recordings.
  4. Typically plastic camera housing, not full-metal housing - so generally not vandal resistant, or high IP rating.
  5. Less night vision range.
  6. Less field of view.
  7. Typically less MegaPixels.

Gold Coast Traffic Cameras

If your looking for Gold Coast Traffic Cameras, please see https://straya.io or https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/cameras.html.

CCTV Licence and Security Firm Membership

As you maybe aware - any security camera installer must be licensed by law. Furthermore, any security firm that has installers must be a member of a security organisation such as ASIAL Corporate Membership. This ensures police have the finger prints of all CCTV installers, and all security firms are held to a constitution, code of professional conduct, policies and procedures. It should also be noted one is not allowed to use the ASIAL logo unless they have been a member for a least two years. For your peace of mind, here are our lience and membership details:

  • Security Adviser and Equipment Installer Licence Number: 4021999
  • ASIAL Corporate Membership Number: C12516
ASIAL Member

Information About Gold Coast

Once little more than a weekend surfing and fishing retreat for Brisbanites, the Gold Coast has come quite a way since a couple of entrepreneurs sat down in the 1960s and planned a canal resort on one of the finest stretches of golden beaches in the land.

Today the Gold Coast is a vibrant city of 400,000, a surf, sun and rainforest mecca for tourists from all over the world. It conjures up different images for different people, but whether you adore it or detest it, you can’t ignore it. From its nightclubs to its beaches, from its towering apartment buildings to soaring rainforest, from its myriad golf courses to its theme parks, the Gold Coast is brash, it’s young and it’s exciting.

A major arterial road also links Broadbeach to Nerang and the rainforest rich hinterland. The entire Gold Coast-Tweed region is a haven for game, reef, beach, estuary and freshwater fishing.

Broadbeach is somewhat quieter than Surfers Paradise to the north, but boasts and excellent stretch of beach, dining and shopping options. Broadbeach Mall and Surf Parade are lined with trendy outdoor cafes and restaurants, and beachfront craft markets are held the first and third Sunday of every month. But probably the best known attraction at Broadbeach is Conrad Jupiters Casino, which thrives with gamblers 24 hours a day.

Our Clients

COLETEK Amazing Customer Testimonials

COLETEK installed real-time wireless security camera systems within our seven Holiday Parks, consisting of 31 cameras spread over multiple buildings and locations. I found the team at COLETEK to be very professional throughout the installation process and the completed system to be highly proficient for our business. I would recommend using COLETEK for your security needs.

Lance Robinson
Tweed Coast Holiday Parks, Gold Coast

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, Gold Coast

COLETEK installed at our home a surveillance system with 6 cameras and an intercom system with 2 door stations and 3 indoor monitors. The two systems were linked enabling the cameras at the door stations to function as additional security cameras and also allow remote access. The result was great with the added advantage of improving our wifi system. If you want a cost effective system done by professionals who know what they’re doing, are reliable and will be respectful of your home, you can not go wrong with COLETEK. Dealing with Luke was a very positive and pleasant experience.

thumb Arsenio & Alice Alegre
Gold Coast

We engaged COLETEK to supply and install a home security and camera system for our property in 2018. Luke displayed the currency of his technical knowledge and supplied quality products at reasonable prices. He listened to our needs and made recommendations that suited us that rather than any upsell. His team have been prompt, reliable and tidy in their work and courteous to deal with. After sales support has been good with Luke displaying a real solution focused approach to any technical issues that have arisen. We would recommend COLETEK for your home or business home security system needs.

thumb Sandra Gillanders
Gold Coast

Very professional, quality equipment.

thumb Ashley Chessells
Gold Coast

I had a very nice 4 camera installation setup at a private home. It has excellent coverage and clear vision day and night.

Russ Egan
Gold Coast

I had cameras set up in my home. I found the service to get them installed was quick and professional. Turned up when they said and left no mess.

thumb Coral Campbell
Gold Coast