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CCTV surveillance systems


CCTV is now becoming the most popular security system on the market. As well as seeing CCTV around factories, towns, precincts etc, they are now prized additions to private residences. Being a company that offers electric gates, garage doors and access control we have been regularly approached to undertake CCTV systems. Our fully trained members of staff can help you with any questions you may have.





All of CAME electric gate operating systems need a CAME control panel, not only to receive the mains electricity feed at the gateway but also to distribute the wiring to the motors and the particular switching devices all around the gateway.

All control panels, including the circuit board, the transformer and the capacitors, are housed in a tough, durable ABS plastic housing, which is weather rated to the international standard of IP54. This in turn we recommend should be mounted within an external housing to give it secondary protection against even the hardest of conditions.




Traditionally, the whole essence of having electric gates is that the passage of the vehicle through the gateway is a pleasurable experience without the drudge of having to stop both sides of the gateway and get out of the vehicle twice, to open and close the gates. Our remote controls are not infra-red or ultrasonic, they are radio remote controls, eliminating the need to actually point them at the gates. They are set at the approved UK frequency of 433Mhz and are "state of the art".



The remote controls are battery operated and will generally last for about a year in normal residential use. The range of distance from which the gates can be opened is normally never less than 50m (as long as the tuned antenna is fitted to maximise the reception).





The simple task of pressing a series of numbers into a metallic keypad situated at the gateway is a secured way to allow authorised friends, family or "bona fide" visitors to enter through the electric gateway. They will not need to carry any keys or cards and thereby will not run the risk of losing them. They are tamperproof and have secondary data information circuit boards which are installed away from the keypad itself; this means they cannot be forced open and the wiring short-circuited to open the gates.

The CAME range of keypads are designed to work in conjunction with CAME control equipment and are finished in an attractive yet hard-wearing stainless steel finish.






Traditionally, the key has been the method of opening a secure entrance and the keyswitch provides exactly the method by which an authorised key holder can switch the gates to open electrically. The keys are an orthodox type of cylinder key and extra keys can be cut locally at a qualified locksmith. The keyswitch has a metallic finish, giving a stylish, but strong appearance. A keyswitch is often combined with other forms of switching at the gateway.




The magnetic key reader works in a similar way to the normal conventional keyswitch. The coded magnetic key has an individual code which will only activate the gates in the correct key reader. This option of switching is very common in commercial switching situations as it provides a secure yet easy entrance method.





The simplest and often the most effective form switching at the gateway is by means of a weatherproof push button. Two of these are generally installed, one on the outside for entry and one on the inside for exit. They can be positioned anywhere to suit your individual installation and are normally put on the right hand side of the entrance when coming in and on a button post on the driveway, so as to be reached from the vehicle driver's window, on exit. These 'DOC P' weatherproof push buttons are often used in conjunction with a timeswitch. The times at which the gateway be opened by these buttons may be restricted to accommodate regular deliveries and garbage collection and in this way, once the timeswitch has cut off the pushbuttons, only the people who have the authority to enter will be able to pass through the entrance, with remote controls or other forms of switching. The timeswitch has a 72 hour battery back-up in case of a power cut. This simple, but effective method of switching, always ensures that a pair of closed gates will be presented to passers-by, but at the same time allows limited access to "bona fide" visitors for deliveries.







These devices are often referred to as "pads" in the road, but nothing could be further from the truth. They are in fact, made up of a roughly rectangular shaped wire loop, laid repeatedly around the rectangle to create a coil and then a miniature magnetic induction field is created above, so that when a metallic vehicle passes over this magnetic induction field, its presence is detected and throws a pulse switch to open the entrance. They are typically used on busy, accessible gateways to allow freedom of vehicle movement; sometimes for exit only, but sometimes loops are laid inside and outside to allow free entrance and exit. They are often overridden by a timeswitch so that access can be restricted to certain hours and "out of hours" only the authorised users with other forms of switching (e.g. remote controls) can pass through. The road loops are laid into special positions in the roadway, often being disc-cut into tarmac or concrete and linked back to the CAME control panel by twisted wires. Once installed, the sensitivity of the induction loops can be set to sense the types of anticipated vehicular traffic from a vehicle as small as a metal wheelbarrow up to an excavator. Induction roadloops can sometimes be used in a "vehicle still present" mode to act as a safety device, as opposed to a switching device. Induction roadloops are often fitted in conjunction with other forms of switching.



A card reader access control system is a very efficient way for a large number of users to be accommodated and monitored as they pass through an electric gateway. This slotless, stainless steel touchplate is not affected by the weather and the card is "read" instantly and effortlessly. It is often used in combination with other methods of switching.


There are situations where occasional visitors have to be allowed entry through electric gates on an intermittent basis. In order to maintain an increased level of security, CAME offer a "coin-type" 'token reader' with re-usable, grooved tokens. The tokens can be given out or sent in advance to users to deposit in the slot on arrival. There many applications for the "token reader' method of switching and it can be used in combination with other forms of gateway switching, e.g. remote controls etc.





A two-way speech 'Audible Intercom' gives the added dimension of allowing you to speak to the visitor at your gateway from the comfort and security of your home.

When the button at the gateway is pressed the indoor wall phone makes a buzzing sound. Simply pick up the handset to speak to the visitor before deciding whether or not to let them in.

As an added extra, a 'Leave-open switch' can be fitted to the wall phone, enabling you to keep your gates temporarily open from inside your home - a useful feature for dinner parties and other functions, when a number of guests and cars would need access.



A 'Visual Intercom' gives you the priceless facility of actually seeing your visitors face before deciding whether or not to speak to them. Although it is more expensive and extra lighting at the gateway may need considering, this added dimension gives you even more control over whom you allow onto your property.



CAME active infra-red safety beams are invisible to the naked eye, but can be transmitted from a 'DOC' transmitter up to 18 metres in outdoor conditions to a 'DOC' receiver. These represent an excellent form of positive "beam" protection around the gateway and on wing type gates they are normally installed in two sets, one just in front of the gate line and one just inside the arc-line of travel described by the swinging wing of each gate. In this way, a safety zone will have been created, so that on the automatically timed closure of the electric gates, if a vehicle is still within the area of travel of the gates, it will prohibit the gates closing and furthermore, if a "beam" should be broken after the automatic closing has begun, it will re-open and hold the gateway open until the obstruction is clear.






There are occasions when it is wise to install an electric latch to remove the possibility of damage to a long flexible gate, or to remove the stress and strains caused by pounding winds on closed boarded or similar types of "closed-in" gates. The electric latch has the mechanical capability to be released automatically by the control panel or by a key in the event of a power cut.



The Blindco.com staff can advise you on a simple and straightforward set of switching that can be individually tailored to your needs using the best possible combination of opening methods.