Dylan Thomas

Now available from us is the security camera system. This is an amazing, fit and forget, security system.  Being digital it requires absolutely NO attention or servicing, no tapes and although designed for Taxis, Buses & Trains, it is equally useful for remote & unmanned sites.  Watch this space for more details or contact us.  Alternatively view the manufacturer's site at:

Farmers: We now have a wide range of equipment securing products, including Quad Bike & trailer shackles.

AquaCam: See our new underwater camera with a myriad of uses: Aquacam.

Answermaid Plus: Amazing new door entry system. Check it out: Answermaid Plus.

  Digital Video Recorders

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DX1000 Series Digital Video Recorder

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4 Camera Inputs, 30/60 GB Hard Drive

Product Features
• Four Inputs for Fixed Cameras
• 30/60 GB Hard Drive for Video Storage
• Quad Camera Display for Live Viewing While Recording
• Continuous, Alarm, and Scheduled Recording Modes
• Easy Playback and Forward/Reverse Search
• Playback by Date, Time, and Camera
• On-Screen Menu Programming
• 4 Alarm Inputs, 1 Alarm Output

The DX1000 Series Digital Video Recorder (DVR) is a high-quality compact recorder that combines the functions of a recorder and multiplexer into one unit. Having no tapes to maintain, replace, or rewind means that this recorder can be set up once and virtually forgotten about until and unless a review of the video becomes necessary. It also dramatically reduces the down time for maintenance or repair that is generally associated with VCRs.

The DX1000 can be placed on a shelf or desktop for easy access to the front panel controls for operation and programming.

A quad display of live video from all four cameras can be viewed while recording.

Recording can be done continuously, for a scheduled time in a 24-hour period, or on an alarm input basis. Each camera has its own alarm input for alarm-activated recording. Using a combination of these programmable features allows the user to extend the total recording time.

Two models, one with a 30 GB hard drive and the second with a 60 GB hard drive, generally allow continuous recording for up to two or four weeks respectively under the most common recording conditions. Recording time will vary depending on quality, number of cameras recorded, and record rate. When the available hard drive storage space is consumed, the DX1000 automatically begins recording over the oldest video. This means that the user need not have to worry about rewinding or changing tapes, or replacing them as they wear out.

Recording can be stopped at any time to play back video. Entering the desired time, date, and camera number allows the user to instantly access any recorded video. Search functions during playback allow frame-by-frame viewing, fast playback, and playback of alarm events.

The DVR uses password protection to guard against unauthorized or unintentional recording or playback.


This device was designed because of the terrific rise in the crime of till snatching in the Swansea area. This is committed by gangs of youths, who simply run into a shop, grab the cash register and run out to a waiting vehicle, usually stolen, and make their getaway.

Because of the lack of skill required, in committing this crime, and the ease with which small sums of money could be had, made this a real copy cat crime. Even if there was very little money in the till, the cost of such an attack could be quite high. Usually the cash register is destroyed and there have even been cases where the whole electrical system of the shop has been damaged by ripping out the wires. Added to this is the ever present threat of violence to the staff and the trauma suffered by even the hardiest of people, when involved in such an attack.

Baywatch Security then developed the TILLGUARD, which consists of a steel box containing a very loud battery powered alarm which is triggered by a chain. The steel box is riveted to the cash register and a small hole drilled in the counter top. The chain is then passed through the hole and secured by a padlock underneath the counter. The slack in the chain allows the till to be moved and lifted a few inches to allow cleaning and the recovery of anything that has rolled under it, but if the till is jerked away, then the chain prevents its removal and also operates the 130 decibel alarm.

If the cash register requires maintenance, or even removal to a new position, then the shopkeeper merely unlocks the padlock. Due to the simplicity of design and the ease of fitting the cost can be kept low. There has never been a theft of a till that is protected by the TILLGUARD.


  1. Visible deterrent.
  2. Simplicity of design.
  3. Allows the cash register to be prominently displayed to encourage impulse buys.
  4. Does away with the "Fort Apache the Bronx" appearance of some till defenses.
  5. Ease of cleaning etc.
  6. Low cost.
  7. Maintenance free and foolproof.
  8. Minimum disruption on installation.
  9. Ease of removal for maintenance etc.

Vehicle Smokescreen

This is a system which was designed by Baywatch Security and which has 2 uses:

  1. It can be used as a silent theft alarm, by emitting large clouds of coloured smoke out of the exhaust, if stolen.
  2. It can also be set up to be used as a smoke screen, in order to prevent carjacking, kidnapping or robbery. This is seen as a very effective defense for the diplomat or executive who may feel threatened, or that his family may be at risk.

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Digital Security System

We are now using and can supply and install various security devices, specially designed to work on computers. These systems can either use an existing computer or network, or be used on a dedicated unit specially designed for them. Due to the reduction in
cost of PCs and the availability of specialised security software and hardware, they can now be considered as an affordable alternative to traditional monitoring and recording devices, e.g. time lapse VCRs, monitors multiplexers etc. Digital systems can offer many advantages over traditional systems, some of which are fisted below.

  • Speed of Operation
  • Digital Image Storage
  • Versatility
  • Less Labour Intensive.
  • Reliability
  • Less Maintenance
  • Can use Existing Equipment
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Easy Future Updates

1. Speed of Operation

When an alarm condition is detected, by  PIR detector, door contact, panic button, motion detector or any other type of input, the computer can trap the desired length of action within 1/10th of a second. The speed of this reaction means that "activation only recording" is now an economical proposition, in many circumstances this can be a much more efficient method, especially where multiple camera systems exist. There are many benefits from "activation only recording" that can be beneficial to any business.

  • No need to review hours and hours of tape, resulting in great savings in both labour costs and staff satisfaction.
  • Can be used to monitor staff movements throughout your establishment, e.g., stock room doors, fire doors, cars or people entering and leaving car parks etc.
  • It's ideal for monitoring little visited areas and remote sites, as there is no need for staff to visit the sites to change the video tapes, that have been recording nothing.
  • By using a modem and alarm can be triggered and the reason for the alarm confirmed over a normal telephone line by viewing both the live and the recorded video, so reducing false alarms.

2. Digital image Storage

Because the images are stored as digital information inside the computer there is no need to keep replacing worn out video tapes in order to keep up the quality of the image.

  • There is no degradation in picture quality when copied, unlike
    videotape which degrades each time.
  • The images generated can be enhanced, using the software package included, allowing you to digitally zoom in, alter the brightness and contrast, sharpen the image and many other useful features. This can be useful for blowing up a number plate, for example.
  • Being digital, the image can be saved to floppy disc, sent down telephone lines, transferred to video or printed out on paper.

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3. Longer Life and Less Maintenance

Because of its digital design and the extra design features that we have built in, the computer should prove far more reliable in the
long term.

  • There is no requirement for the routine maintenance, of the type associated with VCRs, e.g. head cleaning and replacement etc.
  • The computer system is also less likely to become obsolete as time goes by, being easily updated with new software.
  • There is less need for staff to visit sites just to change tapes when maybe there has been no activity.

4. Can Use Existing Equipment

Where there is a suitable computer already installed, the hardware and software can be simply added to it, allowing the computer to be used for its normal tasks, while the security software runs in the background.

  • Reduces cost of buying VCRs, monitors etc.
  • Allows for colour cameras to be used at reasonable prices.
  • Easily expanded by using inexpensive hard disc memory.
  • Very useful for schools & colleges, where computers are idle
    in the holidays & changing tapes means visiting the premises.