Date: 20/01/2023

10 Interesting Facts About CCTV System

MJ Flood Security CCTV Solutions

CCTV cameras are everywhere these days, we’re surveillance left, right and centre. There’s probably more camera’s knocking about in Ireland than what you thought. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 10 interesting CCTV surveillance Facts that will blow your mind and perhaps even help you to choose the best CCTV system for your business.

  1. The first CCTV installation was in Germany in 1942 for observing the launch of V2 Rocket at Test Stand VII by German engineer, Walter Bruch. In 1962 they only started to use it publicly.
  2. There are 25 million CCTV Cameras in operation worldwide.
  3. The average citizen is seen on camera around 300 times per day.
  4. Experts believe that as many as 67% of burglaries could be prevented if people had a CCTV camera system at home. Moreover, CCTV is also great for fraud detection and prevention.
  5. Approximately 9% of homeowners have CCTV system, compared to 40% who have a burglar alarm.
  6. You can access most surveillance systems remotely via the internet. So, you can keep an eye on your property even when away from home/or business.
  7. You should always display a warning that CCTV is in operation at your property. Then people are aware that they are on camera.
  8. IP CCTV Cameras are increasingly put in service over the analogue cameras that are commonly operated until very recent times. These offer high-definition images of a superior quality and both home and commercial CCTV installation is more affordable due to advances in technology. These cameras also allow for automated CCTV redaction, making it easier to stay compliant with GDPR and other privacy laws. Moreover, it’s even possible to upload your CCTV footage to the cloud.
  9. Some public CCTV Cameras use automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology allowing them to recognise a vehicles number plate. This is to identify vehicles used in crimes.
  10. As well as being used to prevent or detect crime, cameras are commonly used to monitor areas where it is not safe for humans to operate such as nuclear power plants, areas of extreme temperature or in bomb disposal.

See our post on the benefits of installing a business intruder alarm as well. You may also want to check out our guide on how to choose an access control system for your business.

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