Watchdog Security Bay of Plenty

By: Watchdog Security  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Access Control Systems

Commonly called surveillance systems, cameras* are used to protect property, employees and customers, and to obtain evidence.

*A camera is also known as CCTV (Closed Circuit Television)

Video surveillance in provides visual evidence of what took place and when it took place. A key element regarding cameras is the quality of the recording and if it can be used effectively for its purpose.

Watchdog Security Group is the only known security company in Bay of Plenty and Waikato (Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane, Taupo, Tokoroa, Tirau, Opotiki) to have ex NZ Police Detectives to offer you credible and accurate advice on what is acceptable evidence and what’s not. Working daily with our specialist technician’s Watchdog has the experience and personnel to deliver value and quality Camera systems to suit your budget or other unique needs such as remote bush or building sites without power.

Licensed through the Ministry of Justice, our Camera Technicians have a wide variety of experience on many camera systems and there is very little our Technicians don’t know about cameras. Backed by our suppliers of camera equipment such as Honeywell, Bosch, Pelco, Pacom, Samsung, Sanyo and the increasingly more popular IP Cameras, Watchdog Security Group is well placed and respected to design, install, service and maintain your camera system. Check our newly released GSM Cameras for state-of-the-art surveillance and mobility.


  • Camera Installations
  • Camera Servicing and Upgrades
  • Video Analytics
  • Access Control Systems
  • Rural Solutions/ gate beams 
  • Intercom Systems
  • Digital Surveillance Systems
  • Professional Onsite Consultancy
  • Ongoing maintenance plans
  • Integrated Alarm and Surveillance Systems


Cameras can be colour or day/night which changes from colour during the daylight hours to black and white in low light conditions. Black and white is the most effective way to get maximum information from a camera in low light conditions.

Gone are the days of changing tapes; Watchdog can provide storage of each camera in real time for anywhere between two weeks to six months depending on your requirements. Our systems are all network ready and with a static IP address, can be viewed remotely across the internet.

Cameras can be fixed, auto panning or pan tilt zoom (PTZ) with a joystick controller. Different lens sizes are available to get the perfect shot.

  • Fixed cameras are installed to look at a specific area and can only be moved or repositioned manually by a technician.
  • Auto panning cameras have a motor and are programmed to scan a selected area from left to right and back. This avoids having multiple cameras or having too wide a lens that captures all of the area but distorts the picture.
  • The PTZ or pan tilt zoom cameras can be controlled remotely with a joystick to scan an area up to 360 degrees and zoom in on any area.

Covert cameras are installed where hidden surveillance is required. They can record in colour or black and white and can be disguised as any number of objects or embedded in a wall or ceiling. Privacy laws and other legislation must be adhered to when installing a covert camera’s. Contact one of our security consultants or ex Detectives who can advise you on what you can and can’t do.

IP Cameras are an Internet Protocol camera which captures and streams live digital video footage over an IP network. IP cameras allow homeowners and businesses to view their camera(s) through any internet connection available through a computer or a 3G phone. The footage can be viewed and managed remotely from a Web browser, and is archived in digital format. IP cameras have wireless connections, are capable of advanced video analytics, and offer more flexibility than their analog predecessors.

  • IP Camera features include 2 way audio which allow users to communicate what they are seeing (e.g. Gas station clerk assisting a customer on how to use the prepay pumps).
  • IP Video Surveillance – A video surveillance system that allows analog and/or IP cameras, operating over a standard IP network, to transmit real-time video feeds over the internet. The video footage is processed and recorded digitally onto an NVR (Network Video Recorder) where it can be accessed remotely by any PC connected to the network.

Keywords: Access Control Systems

Other products and services from Watchdog Security


Watchdog alarm and security products

Throughout the Bay of Plenty and into Waikato – Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane, Taupo, Tokoroa, Tirau, Opotiki and more, businesses or residences are unique in their requirements so we will customise a security system to meet your requirement with regard to environment, level of risk and budget.


Alarm Installation Services

There are multiple keypads available in the market and traditional features include a zone light or an LCD display, multiple user codes and a back light allowing you to see your display in the event of a power outage. The addition of a smoke detector to your alarm system provides added protection for your property during any absence therefore peace of mind for valuable and sentimental items that are irreplaceable.


Watchdog Security - Access Control, alarm systems

Access Control Systems can range from a basic keypad, to magnetic card readers, proximity devices all the way up to multi-door PC based systems providing total control and monitoring for protected areas of your premise. Systems range from the simple two-way telephone entry comprising of a front door station, lock release and handset, to the far more sophisticated multi-tenant Video Door Entry System.