Brief History of CCTV Camera Systems.
Welcome to Stage systems this is our first blog post to initiate sharing the knowledge to our readers about the products we deal with and to initiate with we will be covering the topic Brief History of CCTV Camera Systems.. CCTV or Closed Circuit Television camera systems today has became essential security product in every corner of the society be it shop, stadiums, railway stations, airports, offices and even home the use of CCTV camera has increased drastically. Even in many countries CCTV camera for shops has been made compulsory by the government. A CCTV camera or security camera is installed to improve safety and security of people and prevent crimes where CCTV camera systems are installed. The world has learned to gain the advantage of CCTV and employed it for various purposes.
CCTV camera seems to be new technology but from past many decades CCTV’s has been used. Lets have a look at the origin and History of CCTV camera systems.
The Year 1940:
Surveillance equipment was used to monitor taking off of rockets and missiles in 1942 by Germany, as a military activity. Backed by Siemens AG a well known German Engineer designed the device. This was actually intended for testing but today rockets, Space ship launch sites around the world installed monitoring device which helps them to identify the areas of improvement and research. Monitoring devices became an important part as scientist or engineers cannot go close to the launch site due to hazard of health and life. An American company named “Vericon” started commercial business of CCTV cameras in the year 1949 which was also known to be contractor for the Government.
From 1950s to 1960s
In 1953 the rise of CCTV systems began in UK – United Kingdom when the coronation of the Queen, and the prestigious event that put great mark in the history of Britain. During 1960s UK Metropolitan Police started to use CCTV and surveillance devices as a tool to observer’s people during events and rallies of Prime minister or any member of Royal Family would appear. Even Video Cameras were installed permanently on certain streets of London and other countries initiated the experiment of installation of Surveillance devices.
From the year 1970s to 1980s
Popularity of Security Cameras continues to rise in the 1970s till 1980s. Major Underground station and roads in London started to monitor installed CCTV security systems to observe public movements. Even soccer match grounds started installing CCTV Camera systems. In late 1980s parking garages, council estates started installing CCTV camera for observing vehicles on street and monitoring the rally and public protest in London.
The year 1990s till now
By the year 1990s national roads in Britain started use of speed cameras to ensure speed limit of vehicles are under control. This was became a milestone as it created a big difference in traffic enforcement by using CCTV Camera. Even ATM machines installed with monitoring equipment to ensure crimes and thefts are prevented by the people. Government of different countries saw the benefits and advantages of CCTV and started allocating budgets for installation and maintenance of these systems at a larger scale so to prevent crime.
Today almost every countries started with CCTV camera installation be it private or public sector organization. CCTV has been installed inside homes outside office for securing the places and ensuring no mishap happen. We will be covering more topics on CCTV cameras in our upcoming blog post.
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We at Stage Systems offer you with complete services for CCTV cameras system including installation and monitoring. We study analyze and ensure how many Cameras can secure your place properly. Apart from CCTV we also offer other services which we will be covering in our next blog post
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