We use Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) for surveillance, security, property protection, monitoring employee performance and to monitor areas that may be deemed unsafe for human habitation.
Extra options that are available are night vision or infrared cameras, motion activated cameras, and PTZ or Pan Tilt Zoom cameras to allow you lots of flexibility in your range of view.
CCTV is defined as the use of video cameras to transmit video to a limited set of monitors. This kind of system differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted, but is transmitted only to specific television monitors programmed or wired to receive a signal from those cameras.
Aiding police investigations: Aiding police investigations is another important use of CCTV. Here if a camera system fails to prevent a crime from happening in the first place, it will hopefully still record enough of it that you can aid in the police investigation. This will then increase the chances of the perpetrators being caught, which in turn will increase the chances of you getting your money or goods back, and decrease the chances of a repeat offence. If nothing else it will help remove a menace from the streets thereby helping the local community, and will give you some sense of justice if they get a sentence. At the same time your CCTV might even help to aid the police in an unrelated case â€“ should a mugging or fight occur on or near your premises.
For setting up a CCTV camera, you have to place it in the desired area. You may place the camera on any flat surface such as cabinet, shelf and top of a bookcase or mount it on wall using wooden screws. Attach the camera's power supply into a wall outlet and into the CCTV camera.
With the advancement in technology, security footage monitored through closed-circuit system can be accessed in many formats. The most basic form is the delivery of footage to a traditional desk with monitors, watched by security personnel. However, that is not the only form; the security system can also be monitored online via internet, allowing the supervisors to monitor their homes and business from anywhere in the world. Also, technology has given rise to the need of mobile supervision, and thus, some CCTV systems can also be monitored via internet on mobile devices. That’s real flexibility!