CCTV is described as a closed circuit television. It is a video monitoring system that has been around since the 1940s, when it was first used by Siemens AG to observe rocket launching in Peenemunde. Germany CCTV systems are based on strategically placed video cameras which capture footage and then broadcast it to either a private network of monitors for real time viewing or to a video recorder for later reference even though CCTV was originally implemented to improve the development of rockets. But over 6 decades it has become an extremely important factor in security and surveillance for Government Law enforcement Schools, hospitals, banks, offices and even in the safety of home owners. It is also used in monitoring traffic, red lights or speeding of the vehicles. You were never actually pulled over by the police, that’s all thanks to CCTV. The increase of the traffic volume in metro areas, local road have become more congested. The possibilities of accidents in such cases is more frequent, so all the details are examined by this CCTV. Now, the government has placed CCTV’s in all other places as well, like bus stands auto stands, railways and in street roads too. Now schools are highly needed for security surveillance especially at the junior high. High school level CCTV has become a tool to curb offenses like fights, vandalism ,and drug use on school ground and parking lots to protect students from individuals entering and leaving the campus.
CCTV camera is of course first and foremost a security measure and is used as such for preventing crime. However the way in which it achieves this is varied and at the same time it can also perform many other different roles and functions. It can protect people in many different ways. Firstly it can protect them physically against violence from the unknown but at the same time it can also protect them against false accusations perhaps coming from school, college, office or even from clients and customers. The Fire Alarm is your defense against fires but CCTV cameras can be surprisingly effective to catch a fire at its early stages. CCTV also helps in preventing crimes.