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

Next CCTV Installation Course commences on Saturday 7th October at 10.00 am. and takes place from 10.00am – 500pm every Saturday for the duration of the 4-week Course. Course fee is €800 (€100 Booking Fee + Balance of €700).

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Online Virtual Classroom – how it works

The course will be delivered through virtual classroom sessions via Zoom. This last session will involve the additional practical work for the course as well as the written examination and practical assessments (wiring and programming a CCTV system) which will take place at our training centre at 4, North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1. During the Online Virtual Classroom sessions, trainees will have a live video feed with their instructor talking to them, doing practical live demonstrations on equipment shipped to you and involved you actively in the learning.

We will send out a practical kit so that trainees can complete some of the assignments and practical work at home. The kit consists of multimeter, BNC connectors, Coax and security cable, battery, resistors, baluns, cutters, screwdriver, Lens Calculator, etc. Trainees will build various projects as part of the course. The kit forms an integral part of the course, so full course fees need to be paid at last 7 days prior to course commencement to allow time to ship the kit in time for the course. (Practical work on setting up Cameras, Monitors, DVRs, etc. will take place at the centre during the last two days of the course)

In preparation for this, we plan to have a quick informal online meeting about a week before course commencement for about an hour just to make sure that people get connected in properly, let you know what the online virtual classroom will be like and go through any questions you may have. To join the virtual sessions, you will need a PC/Laptop or Tablet with an internet connection. Joining instructions (logon IDs, etc) will be sent before the Informal Induction session.


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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