You may be hearing a lot about CCTV installations in residential areas that make it more appealing to buyers of the house or, those who wish to rent the same. There is also a good reason behind this. One cannot deny the fact that crime is on the rise and some unfortunate occurrences are taking place almost every day. Security cameras system of any kind can help to a great extent in identifying the delinquents which further helps the police in locating them and bringing them to book. This is the main idea behind the installation of security CCTV system.
There was a time when CCTV and the like was considered a luxury and only the corporate areas could afford to install and maintain them. Times however have changed. Threat to security is as much in the residences as it is in the corporate areas. People have been enlightened enough about this fact of life and have also understood the necessity of living in residences that are monitored through security CCTV systems or, for that matter, any other security cameras system as such. The uses of the mentioned are however, not restricted to monitoring crime only. CCTVs can be installed for other purposes also.
Threats arising from other factors that can endanger life, life fires etc can also be detected by CCTV systems. Take for example, if a fire break out in one section of a building holding condo apartments, the monitoring unit can detect the same and warn the others about the approaching disaster. The latter can take the clue and make necessary arrangements for safety. Similarly if there has been a breach in privacy of a family living in the residential area covered by CCTV, help can arrive even if the former are in no position to ask for it. This is a massive plus point that is making CCTV systems very popular all over the world.
CCTV stands for 'Closed Circuit Television'. The 'closed circuit' aspect refers to the fact that while in operation, CCTV can only monitor those areas that it covers and anyone outside the circuit will not be able to view or, monitor the same area. There are, nevertheless, many forms of Security Camera Systems that can have a wider range of features compared to that of CCTV system. However, when it comes to security of buildings and other such common areas where many people reside together, CCTVs have proven their worth.
Hospitals, banks, departmental stores etc make the best use of security CCTV systems. hospitals depend on it to monitor unauthorized entry into restricted areas and to keep a check on patients as well. banks and departmental stores depend on it for the obvious reason of keeping hooligans away. While breaking into a bank can be difficult, stealing from departmental stores is an every day business of local thugs. CCTV footage can help identify and locate them very easily. The affordability factor is no longer a concern now, because of which maximum number of people are installing these systems in places they need it most.