To celebrate 40 years in business we thought we’d give you 40 interesting facts about the services we offer; 10 facts each for burglar alarms, CCTV, locks and access control.
Following from our 10 facts on burglar alarms, here are our 10 interesting facts about CCTV:
- The first CCTV camera was installed in Germany in 1942 for observing the launch of V2 rocket at Test Stand VII by German engineer, Walter Bruch. They only started being used publicly in 1962
- There are 25 million CCTV cameras in operation worldwide, with 4 million in the UK. The UK has more CCTV cameras per head of population than any other country
- The average citizen is caught around 300 times per day on CCTV
- Experts believe that as many as 67% of burglaries could be prevented if people had CCTV camera systems at home
- Approximately 9% of homeowners have CCTV, compared to 40% who have a burglar alarm
- You can access most CCTV systems remotely via the internet so you can keep an eye on your property even when away from home/your business
- You should always display a warning that CCTV is in operation at your property so people are aware that they’re being filmed
- IP CCTV cameras are increasingly being used over the analogue cameras that have been commonly used until very recent times. These offer high definition images of a superior quality and are now much more affordable due to advances in technology
- Some public CCTV uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology, allowing them to recognise vehicle number plates. This can be used to identify vehicles used in crimes or number plates can be ‘tagged’ so that the authorities can be alerted when they are picked up on camera
- As well as being used to prevent or detect crime, CCTV is commonly used to monitor areas where it is not safe for humans to operate such as nuclear power plants, areas of extreme temperature or in bomb disposal
With 40 years in the business we know quite a lot about CCTV and can supply camera systems that offer a range of features, including many of those outlined above.