Video Surveillance Systems is the use of video cameras to transmit video on a private network for the purpose of monitoring and security. It may employ point to point (P2P), point to multipoint, or mesh links.
The term is most often applied to systems used for surveillance in areas that may need monitoring such as banks, casinos, airports, military installations, and convenience stores.
Almost all advanced forms of Video Surveillance record the camera footage for a period of time that could go up to six months or more. Video Surveillance systems now have extra features (such as motion-detection and email alerts). More recently, decentralized IP-based cameras are being widely used.
Latest cameras can support intelligent analytics and recording directly to network-attached storage devices, or internal flash for completely stand-alone operation.
Surveillance of the public using CCTV is particularly common in many areas around the world. In the UAE there is strict regulations towards CCTV monitoring in public and security sensitive areas. All below business activities should apply the security regulation of their competent department.
- Hotels and short-stay residences
- Financial and monetary institutions
- Manufacture and sale of precious metals and stones
- Shooting ranges, military and hunting equipment stores
- Shopping and leisure centers Precious materials storage facilities
- Hazardous materials storage facilities
- Precious commodities stores/outlets
- Large department stores
- Petrol stations
- Internet services
- Storage services
- Aircraft and balloon clubs