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Thursday, August 03, 2006

CCTV - Closed-circuit television


Closed-circuit television (CCTV) is the use of television cameras to transmit a signal to a specific, limited set of monitors. It differs from broadcast television in that all components are directly linked, and that the signal is not openly transmitted, though it may employ point to point wireless links. CCTV is often used for surveillance in areas where there is an increased need for security, such as banks, casinos, and airports. They may also have military uses. The use of CCTVs in public places has increased, causing debate over security versus privacy.

CCTV was developed as a means of increasing security in banks. Today it has developed to the point where it is simple and inexpensive enough to be used in home security systems, and for surveillance.


This is what Wikipedia has to say about CCTV.

In fact, CCTV is a major privacy concern, as well. It comes slowly - you can't see it most of the time - but it's there. No matter if it's your ATM making photos of your disappointed face (right after it ate your card) or the Wal Mart round the corner..

Increased security comes at a very high price.. Is it worth it?

if you're interested in security, surveillanceand cctv you should have a look at enjoy-surveillance.org and the surveillance-studies.org blog

comments are very welcome..

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