What is CCTV Systems, and how does it work? CCTV means Closed Circuit Television. It is a video system consisting of video cameras strategically placed around an area that record images and then transmit them to one or more display monitors for real-time viewing and playback of images. Usually these systems are installed for added security for your home or office. CCTV systems was first used by the Germans to watch the launch of V2 rockets. Since then it has evolved into the comprehensive security camera technology we know and use today. From public buildings to private offices, from apartment buildings to country clubs, security cameras are placed strategically all over.
Some common uses of CCTV systems are:
Peace of mind - Feel safe, be safe and feel at ease! Knowing that you have a CCTV system installed by professional CCTV installers goes a long way in giving you peace of mind about the security of your family and home. This is one of the biggest benefits of video surveillance.
Crime Prevention and Deterrence - Criminals are deterred from entering your home and robbing you or committing other crimes such as vandalism and antisocial behavior. Most criminals prefer the simple option and look for objects that are not protected by video surveillance.
Law Enforcement - When a crime is being committed inside or outside your home, law enforcement has a better chance of success if you have CCTV installed. Suspects can be easily identified, and CCTV images and videos are convincing evidence for the courts.
Remote monitoring - Another advantage of CCTV is that modern systems can monitor remotely on a computer, tablet or mobile phone enabled via a secure connection over the Internet. You can log in remotely from anywhere in the world and check the activities of your CCTV cameras.
Ideal in combination with intruder alarms - Remote controlled CCTV is particularly useful when there is also an intruder alarm. When your alarm goes off, you'll get a notification or call on your mobile phone, and when you're away from home, say on vacation, you can log in to view your camera footage and see if there's an incident, a false alarm or not.
Reduced insurance premium - Insurance companies often reduce your premium if you have video surveillance installed. It's worth calling your insurer to see if you can get a discount on your premium and save money.
Low price, high quality CCTV installations are relative cheap these days - Cameras, DVRs and installation by an experienced installer are inexpensive, and when you look at the benefits above, it's worth the cost. Gone with poor quality, grainy black and white footage, modern systems can record and play back in full HD (high definition).