CCTV Security Camera

CCTV has become a common feature of all modern shops, car parks, offices and public places. Improving technology and resulting competitive prices have allowed businesses of all sizes and homeowners the opportunity to protect themselves against loss, theft and improve their insurance ratings.

CCTV has been established since the 1940s, with the intention of using it for observing rocket launching in Peenemunde, Germany. Now CCTV applications have expanded beyond government use, for business properties as well as home users.

CCTV stands for ‘closed-circuit television’, which means a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed, but rather monitored internally for surveillance and security purposes. Security cameras are placed around the areas that require monitoring, and then the information from the cameras is input into the closed network-surveillance TV monitors.

Although the term ‘CCTV’ was initially coined to refer to early analogue versions of security camera systems where footage is viewed on TV, today the term ‘CCTV’ is used as an all-encompassing term to refer to modern digital security camera systems, even though the footage can be viewed not just on TV, but also on computers, tablets and mobiles.

Where is CCTV used?

Whether used for traffic monitoring or in shops, CCTV can be used for a wide variety of purposes, most notably to obtain a visual record of activities where it is important to maintain a high level of control and security. Below are some of its most common modern uses:

Whether used for traffic monitoring or in shops, CCTV can be used for a wide variety of purposes, most notably to obtain a visual record of activities where it is important to maintain a high level of control and security. Below are some of its most common modern uses:

Home Security
It is becoming more and more common for homeowners to install security systems in and around their homes. Cameras can not only act as a deterrent to criminals, but you also gather evidence and can be used to keep an eye on outdoor areas if your children or pets are outside. Above all, it provides a level of assurance that your property and belongings are being watched when you aren’t home.

Business Surveillance
CCTV is often a requirement for businesses today. Not only does it provide a company with protection by deterring criminals, but it also ensures the safety of your employees too. Business surveillance is important both during and after business hours, protecting companies overnight as well as monitoring employees and promoting productivity.

Public Sector Surveillance

The need for security surveillance in the public sector has increased over the years. Now HDB lift lobbies, carparks, schools, universities and hospitals all have CCTV to ensure the safety and security of all those who attend them. From monitoring entrances to providing 24 hours surveillance, CCTV has many applications and helps to make these locations safer