of a CCTV System
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems are surveillance or security
camera systems that are deployed in public areas, crowded places or in
environments, installations, buildings and properties for which security
is deemed important. CCTV cameras have redefined security management
dynamics, terrorism prevention measures, law enforcement activities and
general protection of businesses and homes.
Closed-circuit television systems help to deter against all kinds of
crime, from employee crime to criminals attempting to burglarize a
business after hours. When cameras are apparent, criminals see a
difficult target and move on to an easier one. CCTV can help avoid not
only theft, but also vandalism.
Law enforcement also uses CCTV to prevent crime. From traffic lights to
the recording systems that are standard on most police vehicles, law
enforcement is able not only to document traffic accidents or violations
but also to deter incidents because people know they are likely to be
Safer Work Environments
Many business owners are not on-site at their location every minute of
the work day. CCTV allows these business owners to provide a safer work
environment for their employees. CCTV also can provide instant alerts if
there is a problem at the business.
Often, employees must deal with hostile customers or conflicts between
coworkers. CCTV allows business owners to monitor and deal with
situations as they arise. These systems also allow employees to feel
more secure while at work.
Maintain Records and Evidence
Newer CCTV systems have not only video capabilities, but audio as well.
This allows these systems to be more efficient than ever at providing a
record of how events occur. In lawsuits or the investigation of a crime,
eyewitnesses can forget details or remember certain items out of the
order in which they actually happened. However with CCTV, the
investigating officers or the judge and jury can see the actual sequence
of events as they occurred
Companies that are spending less money on large security staffs are able
to pass those savings along to their customers. Certain CCTV systems may
also allow employers to do away with expensive timekeeping procedures,
again allowing employers to save money on overhead costs. Companies may
also be able to integrate inventory management with their closed-circuit
television systems, which enables them to pay for one system, rather