CCTV cameras have upped security for millions of businesses all over the world. They can be the well hidden little devices that catch criminals in the act or they can be the very much noticeable cameras that will be enough to put anyone off of even attempting to break in somewhere. The design options of CCTV cameras for sale are endless, and every camera you install is a worthwhile investment in your safety. Many business and home owners in South Africa install wireless security cameras to protect their property and themselves.
When selecting your cameras, it’s always great to have some information to guide your decision making process. So here are some interesting, must know fun facts about security cameras.
The CCTV Camera Facts
- 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 CCTV cameras. With the development of smaller CCTV systems, criminals are also using them for surveillance. Criminals have used CCTV cameras at ATMS to gather important banking information from clients withdrawing money.
- 20% of the world’s installed CCTV 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 CCTV 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 CCTV camera footage.
- It has been estimated that the average UK and US citizen is spotted on a CCTV camera at least 300 times a day.
- CCTV 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.
Security is vastly improved and security companies can do their jobs more efficiently when they have access to a reliable CCTV system. While alarms, tour guards and access control systems are a must, CCTV can give you that extra security you need. OnGuard supplies wireless security cameras throughout South Africa.