CCTV and Public Safety
Combining the power of CCTV and emerging technologies to realize the future vision. The presence of close-circuit television cameras in public and private locations has long been a fact of life for citizens in many countries. For public safety agencies, these devices present a useful way to collect, monitor and analyze information that can help to keep the public safe and prevent and detect crime. Today, rapid technological advances-both in cameras themselves and wider digital capabilities-are opening up new ways for CCTV and digital surveillance to benefit public safety. DOWNLOAD THE PDF To harness the potential of CCTV to help create this future, public safety agencies first need to overcome three key issues with today’s CCTV systems.
A lack of automation means that most realtime monitoring and supervision of CCTV content is still carried out by teams of humans sitting in control rooms, watching content and monitoring other sources such as sound sensors, and then reporting back on what they’re seeing and hearing to determine what the public safety response should be. Major changes are now needed if CCTV’s full potential for public safety is to be realized. These changes must include using digital technologies to cut across the silos that currently separate CCTV from other sources of relevant data. CCTV video data needs to become just one element in a comprehensive range of information that’s brought together and integrated from a wide array of stakeholders in a holistic public safety platform. A PUBLIC SAFETY PLATFORM INCORPORATING CCTV.
Moving from today’s largely manual and siloed CCTV systems to the future we’ve described might appear to be a daunting journey. CCTV in public safety currently presents a huge but largely untapped opportunity for public safety agencies-not only to detect crime, but to drive the advance towards a more preventative role in protecting the public. LEARN MORE Rights to trademarks referenced herein, other than Accenture trademarks, belong to their respective owners.
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Closed-circuit television, commonly known as CCTV, is a video monitoring system in which all of the circuits are closed and all of the elements are directly connected. CCTV may employ point to point, point to multipoint, or wireless links. CCTV was first used in the 1940s by the company Siemens in Germany to observe rockets launching. It went on to be installed in high-security locations such as banks, but over the years CCTV has been used much more widely, most commonly associated with security and surveillance, and its prevalence has fuelled privacy concerns in many parts of the world. In 2011, it was estimated that there were 1.85 million CCTV cameras in the UK, equating to one camera for every 32 people.
CCTV systems use strategically placed video cameras, to capture footage and feed it to either a private network of monitors for real-time viewing, or to a digital video recorder for future reference. Older CCTV systems used small, low-resolution black and white cameras and monitors with no interactive capabilities. Modern CCTV systems display in full-colour and at high-definition. CCTV cameras have the ability to zoom in and pan to track action. Video analytics can help automate CCTV analysis recognising important features such as license plates, or patterns of movement and allowing surveillance to focus on potentially important events.
CCTV may be operated as part of a wider building management system, allowing related systems such as access controls, alarms, sensors and lighting to be integrated. CCTV images can be transmitted to a monitoring facility or can be accessed on devices such as mobile phones, allowing responses to be directed remotely, such as police or fire service action, or in some cases to permit access and de-activate alarms.