Close circuit television, or CCTV, is defined as the use of video cameras to transmit video to a limited set of monitors. This type of system differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted, but is transmitted only to specific television monitors programmed or wired to receive a signal from those cameras. CCTV is often used for surveillance. Businesses, offices, schools, and even residences may employ CCTV. The most common businesses and offices that utilize CCTV are banks, airports, casinos, military installations, schools, convenience stores, grocery stores and hospitals. The more public access that is available, the more CCTV is typically utilized.
There are many benefits to employing a closed circuit television system in your facility. Many large buildings that have several nooks on the exterior will utilize these systems. This is due to the fact that there are several areas around the building in which a person could hide and attack an unsuspecting person or break into. If the home has gated access, CCTV can be utilized so that people inside the building can see who is trying to enter and prevent allowing access to someone they do not want on the property. These systems are generally placed throughout all active public areas such as waiting rooms, hallways, entrances and parking lots. These systems are used to not only prevent criminal activity, but should something occur there is a greater chance that the perpetrator can be caught on video to assist police in finding that person. CCTV systems are designed to operate continuously. They can be as simplified or complicated as you wish. Either way, you’re able to protect your facility and monitor activity in and around it.