CCTV Installation

Hi-Tech Training Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Installation Course is designed to give participants a practical knowledge of the operation and installation of CCTV systems at a foundation level.

Duration and Schedule

Course runs over 4 Saturdays commencing on Saturday 3rd October at 10.00 am.  View our schedule fees and our course fees and booking.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental elements that make up a CCTV System.banner_image_cctv
  • Set up a Camera
  • Set up a Monitor
  • Set up Switches
  • Set up Quads
  • Set up Multiplexers
  • Set up recording devices
  • Connect up and test system elements
  • Be aware of the issues associated with lighting and scene illumination
  • Adjust the Back Focus of a lens to prevent picture going out of focus from day to night.
  • Be aware of the significance of the “Operational Requirement” and the EN50132 test protocols
  • Be aware of the relevant standards and issues
  • Use a lens calculator to choose correct lens for particular application
  • Have an awareness of the changing technology and it’s impact on the industry

Course Content

  • CCTV Systems:– Introduction and uses.
  • Elements of a basic CCTV system:- Camera, monitor and digital recorder.
  • Camera types and uses:- Fixed and movable, indoor and outdoor, monochrome and colour, day and night.
  • Camera specifications:- Sensitivity, signal to noise ratio and resolution.
  • Back Focus adjustment.
  • Lens types:- Fixed and variable focal length, manual and motorised zoom.
  • Use of lens calculator.
  • Scene illumination:- Lighting considerations, LED’s, infrared lamp maintenance and bulb life.
  • Switches, Quads, Multiplexers and control systems: – Types and applications.
  • Monitors and Multiple screen displays.
  • Recording the footage:- Analogue and Digital video recorders.
  • Time-lapse recording. Reviewing video footage.
  • Cables and connectors: – Types, uses, limitations, preparation and testing.
  • Introduction to Digital CCTV and IP technology.
  • Connection to other security systems.
  • Use of test equipment including: – Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, Light Meters, Pattern Generators and Cable Length Meters.
  • Relevant standards, issues and the “Operational Requirement”.
  • The Analogue or Digital option? Changing technology and keeping updated.


  • On completion of the CCTV Installation Course, having been successful in TWO examinations (one written, one practical) the participant will receive a Hi-Tech Training Certificate.
  • This course can be used as one of the elements leading to CCTV & Lighting FETAC/QQI Level 5 Component Award – 5N1771
    CCTV & Lighting - QQI Award Options

    CCTV & Lighting – QQI Award Options








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