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What is Video Surveillance?

Video surveillance involves looking for specific behaviors that might indicate improper behavior using monitoring devices such as CCTV (closed-circuit television) systems installed around properties and critical infrastructure.

Video surveillance is commonly used for:

  • Remote video monitoring
  • Facility protection
  • Operation monitoring
  • Loss prevention
  • Vandalism deterrence
  • Employee safety
  • Parking lot safety
  • Event safety
  • Public safety
  • Traffic monitoring
  • Outdoor perimeter security

Video surveillance is a critical component in any security effort. Taking into account existing risks and other business obligations will allow for more strategic planning. A proper video surveillance strategy should include:

  • Understanding the specific nature and extent of security risks
  • Deciding whether installing surveillance cameras can effectively counter identified threats
  • Considering more cost-effective solutions for less intrusive protection

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