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CCTV Surveillance May Protect You and Your Property

Aug 13, 2008
CCTV or Closed Circuit Television serves as ever vigilant eyes to different homes and business establishments.

A lot of people are setting up their CCTV surveillance system to boost the security of their home or business properties. The surveillance cameras will untiringly "stare" at the property and human traffic twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

Fear Factor

After the 9/11 terrorist attack in the United States, the whole worls has been living in fear. Life seems to go on as normal but people are more conscious of the potential threats which somehow altered our concept of what normal living is.

Buildings have imposed tighter security measures. Public transport securities are not lax anymore. Security personnel have increased in number but it seems that this is not enough to make the public secure since security forces are only trained to react to something that happens along their line of sight but most crimes and offenses happen beyond their views.

CCTV surveillance cameras are playing a big role in comforting the public that someone is always watching them. Furthermore, the surveillance camera also serves as deterrent to criminal elements.

Making it Safe

CCTV surveillance cameras are place in strategic locations. They can be installed in the hallways, the lobbies, rooms, vaults, doors and all property parameters.

The surveillance cameras record everything that crosses its focus. The system tapes can then be reviewed and analyze in the event of a crime or incident. Sequential events can be recreated as time factor are noted by the system and all angles are viewed.

Security experts recognize the potential of CCTV surveillance systems to prevent terrorist attacks like that of the World Trade Center. The developers are incorporating new technologies to the surveillance system. Some cameras are equipped with motion sensors and some have face recognition program bundled with the system.

A Motion detector will trigger the camera to turn to the direction of the movement. The surveillance system can also follow the motion across a space. The individual camera will work as a team as they are triggered one by one by invaders of a property for example.

Face recognition advantage

Face recognition on the other hand is very helpful for solving crimes. The recordings can be reviewed to check the facial features of individuals and compare it to the database of the authorities. An individual that is identified to have a committed a lighter offense may be banned from entering the premises of the property.

Resolution and Night Vision

Other features that may be incorporated with the CCTV surveillance cameras are the clear resolution recordings and night vision. New systems can record crystal clear pictures with very recognizable faces. Infrared and night vision allows the system to capture the images even at night or at very low lighting.

Some surveillance systems have also incorporated cellphone technology. Homeowners or business owners can "call" a camera that is installed in their stores or home and they can view everything that is happening in real time. This technology allows them to zoom or pan the view of the surveillance camera with the use of their cellphones.

Due to the important role of surveillance systems, some states are requiring business establishments to install them as part of city ordinance.
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The author of this article is Benedict Yossarian an Internet Marketing Consultan t. Enquiry Agent is a leading private investigation agency based in the UK.
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