What is CCTV?
Home video surveillance uses a closed signal to transmit footage for your own use. Closed-circuit television, widely known as CCTV, was first used in 1942 and can capture images and film to be viewed on a designated screen. In the past 10 years the public have been able to purchase this tool as a safety measure for their own home. Several carefully positioned cameras can record simultaneously, capturing a wide range of angles and areas. A high viewpoint is often advantageous to achieve the best view, so mounting poles or wall-mounted positions are popular. The range of the camera, signal, view and quality of transmission can all vary depending on the individual set up. This is why getting an expert to assess the needs of your property or business premises before purchasing equipment can make a huge difference in the long-term.
How does CCTV improve security?
Like many modern security features, prevention is half the effect. As a deterrent, the installation of CCTV can be largely successful. The sight of a camera watching those coming and going to a property is often enough to put off potential trespassers and thieves. Even with crime rates falling, there are over 5 million property crimes every year in the UK. Installing a device clearly visible to those attempting criminal damage or burglary can be the first step in stopping the event in the first place. Although this type of crime is more common in urban areas than in the countryside, many living in remote locations feel safer with their own cameras installed.