Closes circuit television or CCTV refers to a system in which video cameras are used to transmit video signals to a specific set of televisions or monitors. Unlike television broadcasting system signals from these cameras will not be transmitted openly for the use of public. CCTV is available in both wired and wireless models.
CCTVs are most commonly used for surveillance in places which requires monitoring system. It includes air port, military installations, banks, casinos and convenient stores. Though rare, CCTV surveillance is seen to be used in private homes for security reasons.
The credit of installing the first CCTV surveillance system should go to Siemens AG. This system was installed in the year 1942 at Germany for the purpose of observing the launch of V2 rockets. In order to detect the malfunctions of rockets, CCTV systems are commonly used at the launching stations of rockets. This system is also used effectively in larger rockets to transfer pictures of stage operations of rockets to the controlling station.
Major industrial concerns now make use of CCTV surveillance cameras to observe the functioning of the factory from a remote camera room. These types of cameras are very common in industries that deal with dangerous substances like chemicals and nuclear fuel. By installing a thermo graphic camera it is even possible to measure the temperature of the processes going on in the factory by the person who observes the process.
Main intention behind installing CCTV’S at institutions like banks is crime registration. These hidden cameras are now become very popular among those who are keen to the security of their houses and business. The new generation CCTV surveillance cameras are very effective in their function and remain almost undetectable by the strangers who come to your work place or home.
The wide spread use of CCTV surveillance cameras are greatly increased the possibility of using these cameras to curtail the privacy of individuals. Many view use of cameras like this as an encroachment to the privacy of individuals.
In order to avoid problems arising out of the installation of CCTV surveillance cameras it is better to go through the laws relating to the installation of surveillance cameras before you install one at your work place. If you want to get the best out of your surveillance camera you have to carefully assess the security needs of your establishment and make a comprehensive surveillance plan in accordance with the security needs of your business place.