Date: 20/01/2023

10 Interesting Facts About CCTV System

MJ Flood Security CCTV Solutions / CCTV surveillance

CCTV systems have become an integral part of security measures around the world. Their presence can be felt everywhere, from high-security establishments to our local corner shops. With the evolution of technology, these surveillance systems have transformed from simple, grainy video cameras into sophisticated networks capable of a range of functionalities that extend beyond mere observation.

To help you choose the best CCTV system for your business, we have compiled a list of 10 fascinating tidbits about CCTV surveillance that will assist you in making an informed decision. In addition, check out our guide on how to choose an access control system for your business.

  • The first modern CCTV system was set up in 1942 by German scientists to monitor the launch of V2 rockets. They used early video technology to allow remote supervision of the rockets.
  • Color cameras were not introduced until 1956 when RCA launched the first color CCTV system. This allowed more accurate identification of people and objects under surveillance.
  • There are an estimated 349 million surveillance cameras installed globally as of 2016. China leads the world in CCTV installation, with 170 million CCTV cameras in place.
  • The first outdoor CCTV system with pan, tilt and zoom functions was installed in Bournemouth, England in 1985 to monitor crowds during a football match. This kickstarted widespread adoption of CCTV.
  • Fake, non-functioning security cameras called “Dummy CCTV” are widely used to deter crime just through their presence. One of the benefits of having an alarm system of this type is that it costs far less than the real surveillance systems.
  • The aptly named Orwell City in China has over 2,586 cameras installed just to monitor its 1,800 residents. This makes it the most heavily surveilled city per capita.
  • Thermal imaging CCTV can detect heat signatures of people and objects in total darkness or poor visibility conditions like smoke or fog, thus providing the best commercial security and protection
  • Laser spy cameras can record audio from vibrations in glass windows using a laser beam without any physical bugging device. This allows covert surveillance from over 50 meters away.
  • IP CCTV cameras, capable of capturing high-definition images, are rapidly replacing analog cameras, previously widely used. These cameras allow the owner to upload CCTV footage to the cloud and automate CCTV redaction.
  • The Museum of Food and Drink in New York has a chocolate-monitoring CCTV camera allowing visitors to watch chocolate being made remotely via live video feed.

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