To say that CCTV is a ‘mini Big Brother’ is a huge understatement because just like Big Brother, this mini version of a device has captured some of the most embarrassing and also some of the funniest moments on footage.
What is CCTV?
CCTV stands for Closed circuit television. It is the use of video or surveillance cameras to transmit a signal to receivable portal this portal may be a phone or monitor. It may be used for viewing at the present moment but may also be attached to a video recorder for future play back if needed.
This Closed circuit television is a device normally and mainly used in big institutions such as banks, schools, universities, prisons, airports malls and casino’s. Most of South Africa’s major roads have CCTV installed. CCTV is used to monitor places where there is a potentially high number of people and activities that may leave some vulnerable and susceptible to danger.
Who needs CCTV?
As mentioned above, it has formerly been a thing that is used for and by major institutions but with the crime rate soaring many security companies have made CCTV available for private homes and small businesses. It is an extra measure that anyone can take to ‘beef up’ their current security. It could prove costly but it’s better to have the peace of mind than the loss.
Law enforcement has used CCTV to solve some of the most baffling crimes and incidents that would have been impossible to solve and although people complain that the installation of CCTV infringes on their right to privacy, the benefits of CCTV are apparent since the public are usually reluctant in helping law enforcement.
As effective as it is, it should not be relied upon as the only means of security; people should take advantage of other means available to them such as alarm systems and security company protection.
Security officers seem also vouch for CCTV on the road since it captures reckless motorists and it also helps them in solving some accidents that have been captured by CCTV.