When CCTV Security Camera Systems first came onto the market, the cameras were somewhat large, produced heat and had vidicon tubes that when trained on one subject for an extended period of time had the image of that area burned into the tube. Despite their drawbacks many businesses adopted CCTV cameras and their systems as a tool to combat shoplifting. CCTV cameras today are now smaller, produce little or no heat, have chips that gather images and don't burn in instead of vidicon tubes. The small sizes and high quality images produced by today's CCTV cameras make an attractive and affordable solution to property protection.

There are few people who do not know that most businesses have CCTV Security Camera Systems inside of the store, office, warehouse or factory. What many people do not know is that the CCTV Security Camera Systems have moved outdoors and can be found in most store parking lots, watching gas pumps or providing perimeter security at factories, warehouses or truck parking areas. These outdoor cameras protect against vandalism, theft or other means of trespass.

Exterior cameras can often be recognized by a smoked glass or chrome dome hanging from the side of a building. These domes contain cameras that have pan/tilt head inside of them and the camera inside is normally equipped with a motorized zoom lens. The pan/tilt head inside of the dome can automatically pan the camera providing a view of the entire area that the camera is able to view. The operator can, at any time, stop the auto pan function and zoom in on a subject. The ability of the operator to move the camera to any area of the property within sight and to zoom in on the subject provides additional security for the property.

Many security cameras are subject to vandalism. Rocks are thrown at them in an attempt to break them. Some cameras and housings are even shot with firearms. Several companies provide ballistic rated housings to combat this. The ballistic rated housing is strong enough to withstand a gunshot and provide images of the area it is trained on.

The utilization of CCTV Security Camera Systems at a property site, provide a cost savings for the owner of the property. An after hours security staff is no longer needed. Roving patrols of security staff can be ended. The CCTV system is alert and watching the property for the owner. The owner can be assured that the CCTV system is providing the necessary security without the expense of employees. The cost savings of eliminating security staff and replacing that staff with a CCTV system can be substantial.

With the growth and prevalence of the Internet, there no longer is a need for a security guard to be onsite to monitor the CCTV system. Through the use of the Internet and motion detection, a camera viewing a plant can transmit the images to a central station when motion is detected. The operators at the central station can notify the proper law enforcement offices if trespass is detected. Interior cameras in stores still protect against shoplifting. Exteriors of the building or plant are now likewise protected by Hikvision CCTV Security Systems . This protection is affordable, reliable and accurate. CCTV Security Camera Systems will, in future years become more prevalent and more and more businesses and even cities and towns will utilize this technology.

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