CCTV cameras play an integral role in the modern society’s security apparatus. Businesses, individuals, and governments all rely upon surveillance to feel and be secure. Without CCTV cameras, the UK government would be unable to maintain the security of the nation, unless they immediately increased the number of police officers by an order of magnitude over what it currently stands at. Businesses from all sectors and interests rely on surveillance to insure against attempted foul play from employees as well as thieves and vandals.
CCTV camera systems can be used to insure against a number of different circumstances. The government uses them in order to catalogue crimes, so that the recordings can be used in future prosecutions, but they also use them to provide real-time information on crimes in progress. This is particularly useful, as it means that we don’t need to have “a policeman on every corner” like we used to have one hundred years ago, which has since become an unsustainable factor of our governments budget. CCTV cameras provide an efficient alternative for tasks which would otherwise be exceedingly expensive. The government is limited in what they can record, due to limits placed on recording matters on public property, or at least present in a prosecution, but there are no such constraints placed on recordings on private property. It is the right of the property owner to record whatever they choose, so long as they make sure that there is a sign indicating security cameras somewhere on the property. This grants a lot of latitude to businesses, granting them the power to use their security camera systems for whatever they so choose. They can, for instance use their surveillance apparatus to determine their customers buying habits, as well as to determine, in the case of casino’s, whether an individual is behaving suspiciously. This is another example of how a surveillance system can actually save money.
Security cameras can come attached to a variety of different security systems. These systems are there to accomplish different functions, which you may or may not need. For instance, as an individual just trying to protect your home and property, buying anything more than a recording system to go along with the cameras would be unnecessary. If, however, you are part of a big company heavily engaged in research and development, or if you are a law firm, with a lot of privileged information, then having a camera system with a recording device may not be enough. In these instances, you should examine your options, and how the basic system should be supplemented. Security personnel are an important part of any big surveillance program, but there are other non-personnel based solutions which could be applicable to your situation. The casino’s body language detection system is a good example of this. A security door, with a key card or pin-code entrance is another good way of protecting important information and property.
Security is a continually developing issue, one which should remain within the forefront of your concerns. Surveillance is a cost effective first step into securing your premises and property.