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So what is the difference between IP and Analogue CCTV?

Is IP CCTV really any better than the cheaper Analogue option?

From many of our recent AV installations, we have discovered that some of our customers are being quoted for Analogue CCTV by other companies and are signing up for it based on the fact that it is less expensive than the IP solution. However, we would argue that this is a false economy. The reason being that it is a dated technology and is therefore a more inferior technology.

IP CCTV has replaced Analogue and offers so many more benefits. Read on to find out more;


CCTV – IP CCTV vs Analogue


CALL US on 0844 209 6768 for your FREE consultation or CCTV health check.

We are here to advise and offer you a solution which meets your individual needs. We know that budgets can be tight and so will do our best to offer you a solution which fits your budget.

For more information about CCTV, please go to our product page.

Posted on: October 5, 2017

Congratulations to the winner of our latest online competition, John Davies!  Here’s hoping that you get lots of use out of your new mic!

Trantec Mic winner


Trantec wireless handheld Microphone S4.4H

Worth approx £150!

Trantec Mic2Launch yourself into the world of wireless microphone systems using this reliable and compact Trantec S4.4 UHF wireless handheld microphone system which boasts a multi-function receiver, 4 switchable frequencies (can be used licence free in the UK) and the latest PLL quartz tuning technology, making it the ultimate choice when up to 4 frequencies are required.

S4.4 has a host of additional features including LEDs on the receiver showing Power On, AF Peak level, RF Level and Diversity Channel A or B and it has a performance range of up to 100 meters. Should anything happen to your system spares are readily available.


The handheld version is fitted with a dynamic capsule



  • RF Frequency bands available: 719-720, 742-744, 863-865Mhz
  • 4 Channel Capability
  • Audio Frequency Response: Handheld 80Hz-16kHz (+/-3dB), Belt pack 60Hz-16kHz (+/-3dB)
  • Audio S/N Ratio: >100dBA
  • Audio output: Variable to +10dBu via unbalanced 1/4″ mono jack, +16 dBu via balanced XLR 3F
  • Display: 4 position RF bar graph, AF Peak (Overload), Diversity A/B
  • DC Input: 12V, 100mA
  • Dimensions: 35 x 213 x 98mm
  • Weight: Approx 580g


  • 4 Channel Capability
  • Controls: Frequency select and On/Off switch
  • Indicator: Battery status LED
  • High quality cardioid dynamic head
  • Operating voltage 9v @ <50mA
  • Operating time approx 10 hours
  • Power Output: Max 10mW
  • Dimensions: 280 x 50 max (including grille)
  • Weight: 210g
  • Fully meets with requirements of ETSI 300-422/455 FCC part 74h







Posted on: January 28, 2016

Our new Office Manager, Alison on her first day in the office.

Our new Office Manager, Alison on her first day in the office.



Today, we are delighted to welcome our brand new shiny Office Manager.  Her name is Alison Burns and she started today.

We are very excited that she has joined the team and look forward to an exciting future with her as part of the company.

Alison has a history of 15 years at Pinnacle to doing customer service and administration as well as team management.

She is a keen Formula 1 fan and enjoys music and trying out new recipe ideas.

Find out more about Alison here…

Posted on: November 17, 2015

It was another busy half term for Protech Solutions. We just wanted to say a big thank you to all our customers for your kind business, but we’re officially knackered! That may possibly be in part due to installing a 120kg 84” Promethean Activ touchscreen on a floor to wall mount in a secondary school classroom in Buckinghamshire. You know who you are…

From SMART E70 touchscreen installs in Hertfordshire, to structured cabling and Ruckus wireless networking in Middlesex, we have been all over the Home Counties improving IT and Audio Visual infrastructure for a variety of our Educational customers.

4m fixed-frame Screen in St Albans

We’d like to share one such project that we are particularly proud of this half term.


Sandringham School in St Albans required an update for their school hall Audio Visual solution. With a lot of ambient light and an 8m high ceiling this wasn’t going to be a ‘walk in the park’. However by over doubling their projector brightness, changing mounting positions and installing a 4m fixed frame screen, we put together the right solution for them, completing the work in a single day.


Here’s what James Belmont from the school had to say about their new school hall system:

“We have used Protech on more than one occasion for fibre runs and projector installations. They are always professional, reliable and friendly. One this occasion we got them to survey, quote and install a new projector and screen in our school hall. We have had numerous projectors fitted but haven’t been up to the job because of all the ambient light in the room. Paul, the Managing Director, came out and did a survey we me and the Headteacher. We wanted something big and something bright. Protech came back with a 4m by 2.6m fixed frame screen solution with a NEC 6700 lumen projector. Installation only took a few hours. They removed the old equipment and fixed the new. We have been very impressed with the picture quality and image size so far and our Headteacher is so impressed he has been recommending it to other schools.”


Posted on: November 4, 2015