Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems are surveillance or security camera systems that are deployed in public areas, crowded places or in environments, installations, buildings and properties for which security is deemed important. CCTV cameras have redefined security management dynamics, terrorism prevention measures, law enforcement activities and general protection of businesses and homes.
Prevent Theft and Illicit Activities
CCTV systems are deployed to prevent theft and vandalism of property, and act as a deterrent to petty thieves and sophisticated criminals from indulging in criminal or illegal activities.
Aid Law Enforcement Activities
CCTV systems are installed in police vans and cruisers to aid surveillance and law enforcement activities of the police force.
Comprehensive Security Management
Large property owners, mall developers, federal government institutions, military facilities, metro rail and transit system jurisdictions and condominiums invest in sophisticated and high-end CCTV systems for security management of large operational areas, parking lots and outlying locales.
Promote Safer Work Environments
CCTV systems can monitor IT staff and other authorized personnel managing large IT facilities and data centers that modern businesses need to maintain and prevent the pilfering of data, storage devices and other digital assets. Stationed security personnel manning CCTV systems can facilitate better access control for employees and visitors, and promote a safe working environment.
Shore Up Legal Cases
New-generation CCTV systems have sound, audio and digital voice capturing capabilities. Audio recordings coupled with video footage can be used as permissible evidence in courts to shore up sexual harassment and other legal cases.
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