CCTV is the abbreviation for Closed-Circuit Television. The difference between CCTV and standard TV is that in CCTV, the video only broadcasts to a limited network of monitors, not over the airwaves. CCTV has been around for decades, and installing a Closed-Circuit Television network is still a cost-effective way to transmit video within your home or business. Here are just a few of the ways to use CCTV.
1 – Video Surveillance
Most uses of CCTV involve video surveillance of some sort. Most commonly to prevent or prosecute criminal activity. Using video surveillance in high-crime areas helps gather evidence for investigations, deter illegal activity, and provide eyes on more secluded sites such as stairwells, garages, rooftops, and back alleys.
2 – Workplace Surveillance
Video surveillance via CCTV helps reduce incidences of internal theft, sexual harassment, and other inappropriate activities at the workplace. The presence of cameras make employees think twice before misbehaving.
3 – Emergency Information
A CCTV camera can be moved into dangerous emergencies such as a hostage situation, a fire, or weather-related calamity and the first responders can safely review and monitor these situations without putting them in danger.
4 – Monitoring Traffic
Not only can CCTV be used at traffic lights to catch drivers speeding or running red lights, but they can also monitor traffic and other events and conditions in real-time or monitor community street activities. This information can also be used for research purposes to improve traffic flow and provide up-to-the-minute information about the traffic within the city.
5 – Child Safety
A video baby monitor is a simple CCTV system. This allows you to monitor the kids to ensure they are safe and alert you if they are awake or in distress.
6 – Improving Safety at Your Business
Having CCTV cameras active in the parking lots, hallways, stairwells, and other public spaces of your business creates a sense of security among your employees and customers. CCTV can also deter potential thieves by making them look for easier targets with less surveillance.
7 – Marketing Research
CCTV can provide valuable data about shoppers who visit brick-and-mortar stores such as:
- How customers move around the store
- Which areas of the store attract the most traffic
- Which aisles get the most traffic within the store
- When are the busiest times for the store
These are just a few of the ways that CCTV can be used to improve your home, workplace, or business.
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