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The truth of the matter is that most CCTV cameras are just not properly set up for their intended purpose, and that’s the main reason why it’s so important to understand the Operational Objectives, before planning the system.
In the context of Security, there are essentially four main steps to achieving an efficient approach when applying Closed Circuit Television; but it is still worth remembering that in most situations, the general effectiveness of CCTV increases when it is used as part of an overall strategy, involving various other complimentary techniques, (for example, correct lighting, intruder alarms, access control, etc.).
So what are the four main stages .....
• The Crime Audit
• The Risk Assessment
• Developing a CCTV System Profile
• Developing a CCTV / IP Video System Design
CCTV Security System Design
“It’s perhaps unfortunate that many of the CCTV systems currently in use, are so badly designed, configured and installed, as to render them only marginaly better than a complete waste of money
Time and again, serious crimes take place in full view of relatively high performance surveillance cameras, and the resulting images shown on the TV news do little to dispel the myth surrounding the existence of a Yeti (or Bigfoot).
It wouldn’t be quite so bad if you could tell whether the creature was male or female, but perhaps that's just a little too much like rocket science”.