Thursday, August 28, 2008

CCTV Has More Than One Meaning

Closed circuit television or CCTV is the industries standard in surveillance cameras. CCTV is often a single network of cameras, multiple networks of cameras linked together via switches or the internet, or wide area computer technology. In the instance of using CCTV online, the video is digital and therefore possible to be managed and stored automatically by computers and network storage devices. This technique is often used in areas that require constant monitoring such as banks, casinos, airports, military installations and convenience stores.

Another meaning CCTV takes on is the China Central Television. This network provides news and information to the majority of China, and is currently broadcasting the Olympics that are being held Beijing. When you Google CCTV more search results come up for the Olympics rather than closed circuit television because it is much more popular and relevant to what is going on in the community.

When the Olympics are over and much of the hype dies down, the closed circuit television (CCTV) will come back up as number one in Google searches. Google always shows the most recent and up to date news first, even if what you are looking for is a more popular search term. In this case, the Chinese Central Television holds more weight in Google due to its relevancy to the Olympics.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

CCTV For Police Departments

Police Station Security CamerasLaw enforcement is beefing up its security inside its police stations lately with the addition of security cameras inside its interview rooms, holding cells, evidence rooms and hallways. A security camera has many uses inside a police station. For example having a security camera watching the evidence room is a given due to the fact that a police station can have everything from money to drugs hidden inside its evidence room and what good is your evidence if it has been stolen.

Also another favorable place is the interview room for a security camera and also audio equipment is often being used in an interview room. The reason is simple, if you get a suspect to confess to a crime you now have video and audio proof to back up his claim in court.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

High Schools Upgrading Camera Security and Access

The desire to provide a safe and secure learning environment for students has always been a top priority for parents, teachers, and staff in school districts across the nation.

Two Chicago school districts have taken this desire into consideration and have opted to upgrade their security camera system to give administrators and security personnel easy access to see whats happening at any given time during or after school hours. This new security system has been installed in Romeoville and Bolingbrook high schools in the Chicago area. Coordinator of safety and security for Valley View School District, Leroy Brown, has deemed these security measures "Necessary" for school security.

"If there was a fight at noon and we wanted to go and review the footage, we would be able to have the capacity to do that right at my desk. It's important. You need to know what's happening in the schools."

This new security system also integrates motion detection and intermittent video recording in key areas throughout the schools. If a student opened a side door of the school to leave or let somebody in, the cameras would begin to record and video would be displayed on the surveillance screens in the security office. These type of cameras and security measures are also effective in key areas of the school such as chemistry labs, athletic rooms, or any other type of area deemed important to keep an eye on. Brown has this to say about the security measures that have been put in place at these high schools.

"It is necessary. We haven't had a lot of problems like that but like anything else you want to prevent it before it happens."

Should these security measures be met with success camera security systems will also be installed at the local middle schools in the area.