Surveillance is an integral part
of every business even a small lapse may cause dangerous situations. Video
surveillance and remote monitoring can be considered as an enhanced
management tool that can be effectively used by various departments of an
organization. CCTV surveillance systems play an important role in fighting
and preventing local and international crime. The closed circuit
television systems that were in place in London before the July 7th
bombings the footage is being used to identify suspects and investigate
the attacks. Besides fighting terrorism, CCTV security systems installed
in public places or retail markets can deter crime, provide the police
with leads, help citizens feel safer, and improve the economy of a
kind of crimes do CCTV systems prevent?
Evidence has shown that CCTV systems mostly deter property
crimes and robberies, but not more violent crimes such as rape and
aggravated assault. CCTV systems may not catch these crimes because they
may occur away from the surveillance cameras in more deserted areas.
Fortunately in most situations, when a CCTV system is in place, criminals
generally shy away from these monitored areas fearing prosecution since
these recorded images can be used in court. As noted previously, in order
for a CCTV system to be effective, the electronic system must be used in
conjunction with human know-how and skills and it should be carefully
integrated into existing security plans.
We have solutions ranging from digital CCTV systems to wireless
CCTV systems that employ GSM (global system for mobile communication) or
3G (third generation) connections. These systems are completely portable
and can deliver live images to a PC, an Internet phone, or a laptop. The
cameras are sleek and include sophisticated features which include
IP-based solutions with LAN/WAN delivery options.