CCTV for Small Vehicles

Protecting your van has never been more important with van thefts on the rise. Your tools and equipment are expensive and a simple CCTV system installed in your van can not only protect your equipment but can protect you personally when driving.

With social media videos going viral and the news currently focused on van theft, protecting your livelihood has never been so big. Small businesses are suffering from this 'epidemic' of van tool thefts and this news article states it's due to a new skeleton key.

Van owners are being forced to look at additional security when leaving their vehicles unguarded or face the reality of not having work the following day.

Figures as high as one van every 23 minutes is broken into in the UK and that is a 30% increase on the previous year. 

vehicle cameras page
Digital video recorders page
Monitors page icon

We cater our equipment to transport industries, police, emergency services, business owners and general public. If you wish to contact us for more information then simply call: +44 (0)1949 836990

Get a Quote for your Vehicle Today!

Everything you Need to Know About Van CCTV

Protecting your van has never been more important with van thefts on the rise. Your tools and equipment are expensive and a simple CCTV system installed in your van can not only protect your equipment but can protect you personally when driving.

With social media videos going viral and the news currently focused on van theft, protecting your livelihood has never been so big. Small businesses are suffering from this 'epidemic' of van tool thefts and this news article states it's due to a new skeleton key.

Van owners are being forced to look at additional security when leaving their vehicles unguarded or face the reality of not having work the following day.

Figures as high as one van every 23 minutes is broken into in the UK and that is a 30% increase on the previous year. 

One study showed that individuals a few years ago would apply pressure on the van door with their knees before peeling the door down from the top. It has now taken an even scarier turn as these thieves are using electronic key fobs to break into vehicles and show no signs of damage (these fobs are being sold for £30 on stores such as Amazon and eBay).

Protecting your van has never been more important with van thefts on the rise. Your tools and equipment are expensive and a simple CCTV system installed in your van can not only protect your equipment but can protect you personally when driving.

inside of a Mercedes sprinter
Van CCTV

Ensuring Your Van is Secure

Locking Your Vehicle

Firstly let's cover the obvious, when you leave any vehicle unattended you must firstly lock it. This will prevent the casual thieves from breaking in and taking anything that you wouldn't want to lose. 

Remove Tools from the Van

Secondly, take your tools out of your van or just cover them over. Either way, they shouldn't be visible when walking past. If your van looks like a shop window then you can't expect your tools to go unnoticed. This may sound obvious but a lot of people forget or simply don't think about this as being a big issue. Purchase a blanket and hide the equipment that you don't want to be seen.

Where you park your van can greatly impact the risk of it being broken into. Backstreets and car parks are the worst for having the contents of your van taken, the best places are well-lit areas on public roads.

Wired vs Wireless Cameras, What do I Choose?


Thirdly, moving into the more techy side, a nice to have is CCTV. Kit out all of your vans with CCTV!

The cost of kitting your van out with CCTV far outweighs the cost of replacing countless tools and hours of work when they are taken. It will also oddly save you a little money when ensuring your tools and van as it will be seen as less of a risk.

We can provide a quote if you use our contact form

van cctv night

What Equipment do I Need?

Do you Require the Video Footage to be in HD?

Video footage can be recorded using either standard analogue, analogue high definition or internet protocol (IP) cameras. The AHD and IP cameras we offer are 720p+ and can be found on the equipment page of our website.

Choosing the Digital Video Recorder for your Needs

With typical van space, most fleets would only require a 4 channel DVR system. If more cameras are needed you can get up to 9 cameras in HD quality using the MDVR equipment found here.

The Timespace DVRs we provide don't offer high definition recording, however, these can offer from 16-24 channels making them capable of handling more cameras than the MDVR range and generally better for the bus and coach market.

What Camera Should I Choose?

 If you have chosen to go down the route of a HD capable DVR then you would probably look to install the AHD dome cameras e.g. the D056C650-AHD or the D057-AHD-S.

The only differentiation between the D056 and the D057 option is that the D057 offers infrared 940nm covert recording. What this means is that it can record clear footage at night with zero red glow and often makes it the better option for the outside of a vehicle.

Another option with HD capability would be the miniature cab cameras 'SV6' or the 'ST815'. 

Accessories in a van are just nice to have but not essential. If you wanted 4G in your vehicle to view live footage then that's possible. If you required a driver or passenger monitor then we could install this also. If you want to see our range available then click here

D056C650-AHD

D056C650-AHD

SV6-720p

SV6-720p

CCTV Kit Options

MDVR4S 2 camera kit

2 Camera Kit (SD Version)

○ 4 Channel Digital Video Recorder
○ 2x 720p ST815 CCTV Cameras 
○ 1x 128GB Sandisk SD card 
○ 2x 10M RCM extension cables
○ 2x 5M RCM extension cables 
○ 112mm (L) x 138mm (W) x 36mm (D)
£238.80 inc VAT - Buy Here
4 Camera Kit SD version

4 Camera Kit (SD Version)

○ 4 Channel Digital Video Recorder
○ 4x 720p ST815 CCTV Cameras 
○ 1x 128GB Sandisk SD card 
○ 2x 10M RCM extension cables
○ 2x 5M RCM extension cables 
○ 112mm (L) x 138mm (W) x 36mm (D)
£330.00 inc VAT - Buy Here
4 Camera Kit HDD version

4 Camera Kit (HDD Version)

○ 4 Channel Digital Video Recorder
○ 4x 720p ST815 CCTV Cameras 
○ 1x 1TB Barracuda Hard-Drive 
○ 2x 10M RCM extension cables
○ 2x 5M RCM extension cables 
○ 188mm (L) x 187mm (W) x 67mm (D)
£466.80 inc VAT - Buy Here

ST815-720p Super Miniature Cab Camera (AHD)

Sensor
1/4” CMOS Sensor AR0141
Picture Elements
1280(H)*720(V)
TV System
PAL
Effective Pixels
1.0M Pixels
S/N Ratio
More than 48 dB, (AGC Off)
Auto Gain Control (AGC)
Auto
White Balance
Auto
Electronic Shutter Setting
Auto
Back Light Compensation
Auto
Electronic Shutter
AUTO/ 1/50(1/60)-1/100,000sec
Video Output
1 Vp-p, 75Ocomposite 4 ways Din jack x1
Tilt adjustment
--52 - +52
Lens
2.3mm Standard Fixed Lens
    ST815-720p Cab Camera

    ST815-720P

    ○ 1.0M pixels 
    ○ IP67 Weatherproofing 
    ○ Lens Mount M12XP0.5mm
    ○ Power consumption 70mA
    ○ Power Supply 12V DC ±10%
    ○ Dimensions (ø X H) 24.4x36mm
    ○ Net Weight 96g
    ○ Weatherproof IP67

    What do you Aim to Capture with your Vehicle Camera?

    A lot of this advice is all dependant on the customer and what they aim to capture with their vehicle cameras. The typical van layout we recommend can be seen on the picture labeled (Sprinter CCTV layout).

    The ideal amount of cameras would be between 3-5 for a van of this size. Ideally, you'd want one camera on the rear of the vehicle, one on the front and one protecting the goods being transported in the van.

    The optional extras could be either mounted on the sides of the vehicle or positioned facing the driver to ensure they weren't distracted at the time of an event, such as a crash. 

    Sprinter CCTV Layout

    Van cctv placement

    Analogue Vehicle Cameras

    Analogue cameras will record images/videos into a digital video recorder using analogue signals

    These Stortech analogue dome vehicle cameras are all flush mounted with IP67 waterproofing. This makes them more suitable for Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) or emergency vehicles where they can be easily vandalised by the public. Stortech have over 30 years of experience supplying the transport surveillance market making them a trusted brand in vehicle CCTV. With over 500,000 products in operation, SURE Transport continue to install D056/57 cameras into large bus fleets such as The Go-Ahead Group. 

    Cab cameras are ideal for smaller vehicles as they have a smaller footprint and offer high definition which is generally only available when using the digital video recorders with fewer than 10 channels. When kitting out van fleets in the past we have always used the two cab cameras listed below as they use a simple plug and play connector and they link with the SURE MDVR range easily. We offer CCTV Kits on our website where you can simply buy 4 cameras, a digital video recorder, storage and enough cable to link it all together (see more).

    D053-DPX AHD Stortech

    D053-DPX(S)

    ○ 3.6mm Lens 
    ○ 550TVL resolution 
    ○ CMOS sensor 
    ○ Wide Dynamic Range
    ○ 360° coverage 
    ○ IP66 weather-resistant
    ○ E-Marked   
    Find out more >>
    D056C650-DPES-PC Stortech

    D056C650-DPES-PC

    ○ 2.5, 2.9 or 3.6mm Lens 
    ○ 650TVL resolution 
    ○ CCD sensor 
    ○ Reverse trigger optional
    ○ 360° coverage 
    ○ IP67 weatherproof
    ○ E-Marked   
    Find out more >>
    D057-650 Stortech

    D057-650-S (COV)

    ○ 2.5, 2.9 or 3.6mm Lens 
    ○ 650TVL resolution
    ○ Sony Super II CCD sensor 
    ○ IR w/ 850nm or 940nm
    ○ Illumination up to 5m
    ○ IP67 weatherproof
    ○ E-Marked   
    Find out more >>
    D056 AHD Stortech

    D056C650-AHD

    ○ 2.5mm Lens 
    ○ 960p HD resolution 
    ○ AHD CMOS sensor 
    ○ IR cut filter 
    ○ 360° coverage 
    ○ IP67 weatherproof
    ○ E-Marked   
    Find out more >>
    D057-AHD-S Stortech

    D057-AHD-S

    ○ 2.5 or 3.6mm Lens 
    ○ 960p HD resolution
    ○ CMOS sensor 
    ○ IR w/ 850nm wavelengths
    ○ Illumination up to 5m
    ○ IP67 weatherproof
    ○ E-Marked   
    Find out more >>
    SV6-2.3AHD

    SV6-2.3AHD

    ○ 1/4” CMOS sensor AR0141
    ○  TV System: PAL  
    ○ 1280(H)*720(V)
    ○ 1.0M pixels
    ○ F2.3mm Standard Lens
    ○ 12V DC ±10%
    ○ IP67 weatherproofing
    Find out more >>
    SURE MDVR4S Digital Video Recorder

    ST815-720P

    ○ 1/4” CMOS Sensor AR0141 
    ○ 1.0M pixels 
    ○ Lens F2.3mm Standard 
    ○ IP67 Weatherproofing 
    ○ TV System: PAL 
    ○ 1280(H)*720(V) 
    ○ Tilt Adjusting -52°~+52°
    Find out more >>

    Small Vehicle Digital Video Recorders

    When comparing the MDVR range with popular brands such as Timespace there is one noticable difference... The popular Timespace digital video recorders don't allow for HD recording other than through their IP channels and most of which have one IP input. The SURE MDVRs offer AHD in all of their channels meaning you can record high-definition footage on all of the channel inputs.

    ○ High Definition Recording
    ○ H.264 Compression
    ○ Optional GPS, Wi-Fi and 4G Data
    ○ 4 & 8 Independent AHD Video Channels
    ○ Quick Installation
    ○ Built-in Power Supply
    ○ Up to 2TB of HDD Storage for Video Files (optional 128GB SSD)
    ○ Compatible with Other Accessories (Monitors)
    ○ AHD / IP Channels Available
    ○ Perfect Size for Vans, Cars, Taxis and Emergency Vehicles

    SURE MDVR4S Digital Video Recorder

    MDVR4S (W3G) (W4G)

    ○ 4 channels
    ○ H.264 video compression
    ○ 2* 128GB SD card
    ○ 720p AHD camera support
    ○ Optional GPS, WiFi, 3G or 4G
    ○ 8-36V wide voltage
    ○ Low power consumption 
    Find out more >>
    SURE MDVR4 Digital Video Recorder

    MDVR4 (W3G) (W4G)

    ○ 4 channels
    ○ H.264 video compression
    ○ 2TB HDD cartridge
    ○ 720p AHD camera support
    ○ Optional GPS, WiFi, 3G or 4G
    ○ 8-36V wide voltage
    ○ Low power consumption 
    Find out more >>
    SURE MDVR8 Digital Video Recorder

    MDVR8 (W3G) (W4G)

    ○ 8 channels
    ○ H.264 video compression
    ○ 2TB HDD cartridge
    ○ 1080p AHD camera support
    ○ Optional GPS, WiFi, 3G or 4G
    ○ 8-36V wide voltage
    ○ Low power consumption 
    Find out more >>
    timespace X300 4 channel

    Timespace X300-04

    ○ 4 channels analogue
    ○ H.264 video compression
    ○ 1.5TB HDD cartridge
    ○ 720x576 (PAL)
    ○ GPS, LANLink & PCLink
    ○ 12V DC power supply
    ○ E-Marked 
    Find out more >>

    E-marked Vehicle Monitors

    Monitors used as both driver and passenger monitors which have been certified for vehicle use

    DSM5WGF-2 Monitor LED

    SURE DSM5WGF-2

    ○ 5" (4:3) aspect ratio
    ○ PAL/NTSC
    ○ 640x480 resolution
    ○ DC12V 1AMP power supply
    ○ Response time 10-15ms
    ○ Remote control operated
    ○ E-Marked   
    Find out more >>
    DSM8WGF-1 monitor

    SURE DSM8WGF-1

    ○ 8" (4:3) aspect ratio
    ○ PAL/NTSC
    ○ 800x600 resolution
    ○ DC12V 1AMP power supply
    ○ Response time 10-15ms
    ○ Remote control operated
    ○ E-Marked   
    Find out more >>
    DSM12.1 monitor

    SURE DSM12.1WGF

    ○ 12.1" (4:3) aspect ratio
    ○ PAL/NTSC
    ○ 800x600 resolution
    ○ DC12V 2AMP power supply
    ○ Response time 10ms
    ○ Remote control operated
    ○ E-Marked   
    Find out more >>
    DSMH15LED-WGF-2 Monitor LED

    SURE DSMH15LED-WGF-2

    ○ 15" (4:3) aspect ratio
    ○ 1024x768 resolution
    ○ PAL/NTSC
    ○ DC12V 3AMP power supply
    ○ Response time 8ms
    ○ Remote control operated
    ○ E-Marked   
    Find out more >>

    Get a Quote for your Vehicle Today!

    What do the Police Suggest when Securing Your Van

    "Leicestershire Police is warning local van owners to be vigilant after a recent increase in tool theft from vans.

    Van owners are being urged to follow these simple steps to prevent them from becoming a victim:

    • if you are staying in a hotel, where possible remove your tools from your van and keep them in your room overnight
    • don't assume your vehicle has locked properly using a key fob lock. Criminals can use devices which block the signal. Always check your doors are locked before leaving your vehicle unattended
    • if you have a garage, use it. If your van is parked on a driveway, consider installing security lighting. If neither of these applies, try to park in well-lit areas
    • consider alarming the vehicle or fitting an internal security cage when tools and equipment are not being used, ensure they are kept securely in a lockable store rather than in your vehicle
    • consider whether the storage area can be alarmed. If the equipment is portable, take it with you
    • don’t leave tools in vehicles unattended or overnight, and place a sign in the window stating they have been removed
    • lock/immobilise vehicles and equipment when not in use
    • visibly mark your machinery and tools using an engraving or chemical etching kit or use a forensic marking kit. Place a sticker in your window to say you have done so - the signage alone can be a very effective deterrent
    • keep a list of tools, together with serial numbers and any identifying marks. You can do this at immobilise.com. This will help to trace them back to you if they are recovered
    • consider the use of security patrols around building sites
    • keep the access to building sites secure – fences and gates help prevent unauthorised entry
    • if you have any suspicious visitors on your site please call the Police non-emergency number 101."

    Cheshire Police Van

    police cheshire

    Get in Touch with us

    Get in touch to request a quote for CCTV on your vehicle!

    Please fill the required field.
    Please fill the required field.
    © 2020 SURE24 Limited. All Rights Reserved. SURE Transport is a registered trademark of SURE24 Limited.

    Please publish modules in offcanvas position.