If you have ever walked into a place of business and seen the little cameras that hang around the room, aimed at entries, exits, and cash registers, then you already are familiar with the term security camera. But do you know these cameras are actually called CCTV cameras and they are used primarily for surveillance and security purposes.
Does it sound a little creepy to you to know you are being watched? You can relax because it is not like you are being stalked or spied on for the day. The cameras are strictly used for monitoring doorways for watching would be intruders, thieves, or attackers. It is re assuring to know that if someone has entered the building in hopes of robbing the cash register or kidnapping a child that the CCTV cameras will capture and record the face of the perpetrator and hopefully lead to their arrest.
While security cameras cannot prevent a crime, they can catch the theft in action that eventually will help police find the intruder. This is nice to know, especially when stolen children are involved.
Many kidnappers and thieves know they are being watched through the cameras. Businesses have wised up to this, also, and have learned how to combat the allusions from the intruders. The result of this new knowledge was hidden cameras. Now security cameras can be placed in everything, in anything, and in every place. The CCTV cameras are so small and tiny, you never know where they may be lurking. Bad for the intruder, good for the business! This offers a peace of mind to a business owner who is tired of their merchandise disappearing for free. It is no surprise that companies want this added protection.
There are some cameras that can transmit the data straight to the computer while some systems place the data onto a screen like TV. These cameras are used in places like malls, bigger sized business complexes and most government installations. CCTV cameras are installed in all kinds of places where you would never imagine them to be but you can rest assured that professional businesses and companies are not using them in a bad way. They are merely for monitoring the safety of businesses, children, and anti-theft purposes. They are used for good things and are needed in the public places. They have been used successfully to track down burglars, intruders, bank robbers, and kidnappers, among other things as well.