The CCTV Camera Facts
Below we give you a few very fun facts about CCTV and its history.
Fun facts about CCTV
- CCTV cameras have been around for far longer than we think. In fact, the first cameras were developed in 1942 but only became mainstream in the security industry in the 1960s.
- The first camera was not actually used for security purposes. Instead, it was used to carefully watch the launching of a rocket.
- The first person to develop a CCTV camera was a German man by the name of Walter Bruch.
- It’s not only those wanting to add extra security to their homes or businesses that use closed circuit tv cameras. With the development of smaller CCTV systems, criminals are also using them for surveillance. Criminals have used closed circuit tv cameras at ATMS to gather important banking information from clients withdrawing money.
- 20% of the world’s installed closed circuit tv cameras can be found in the UK. In fact, statistics say that the UK has 4 million cameras, which equates to 1 camera for every 11 people. It sounds like something reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984, which was, in fact, also set in the UK.
- It is said that up to 67% of robberies can be deterred by having a noticeable closed circuit tv camera system set up.
Overall, there are about 25 million CCTV cameras set up across the globe.
- Again in the UK, about 3% of crimes have been successfully solved using closed circuit tv camera footage.
- It has been estimated that the average UK and US citizen is spotted on a closed circuit tv camera at least 300 times a day.
- Closed circuit tv is not just used to protect people and assets from criminals, it is also used to protect people from entering and being harmed in dangerous, out of bounds areas, such as nuclear facilities or weapon testing grounds.
- Most modern cameras can be accessed via the internet. This allows you to keep an eye on your property regardless of where you are.
- Analogue cameras are becoming exceptionally popular because they produce higher quality images.
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