CCTV – Past, Present, And Future

CCTV – Past, Present, And Future
28/04/2019 Rechenberg
CCTV - Past, Present, And Future

CCTV, also known as video surveillance cameras, is part of our daily lives and activities.

You may not realize it but we are regularly monitored on the streets, highways, in banks, restaurants, ATMs, private and public buildings.

CCTV stands for closed-circuit television and is one of the oldest types of surveillance technology that has now been around for approximately the last 75 years.

Origin Of The CCTV Camera

It is believed that in World War II, the German army was one of the first groups of people to use CCTV.

In 1942, when the Germans were preparing their V2 rockets, they needed to monitor the results of their rocket launches.

That’s when their engineers came up with camera boxes that would receive live feeds from the ground.

In the same event, Americans used the same technique when they were testing their atomic bombs.

It was after a few years that Vericon, a company in the USA, designed and introduced CCTV to the market.

20 years later, when the Thai Royal family was visiting the UK, the UK came up with a CCTV camera that was installed all over the towns by the police to manage the crowds.

London also used the same technology to install cameras on their trains to help them with security issues.

In 1968, the Video cassette recorder was invented and worked in conjunction with CCTV.

Then in 1973, those cameras were installed in New York, which helped a lot in solving crimes and other related issues.

At this time, these type of cameras were of low quality and were not able to successfully identify and convict criminals.

After a few years when the technology started improving, various other companies, including insurance companies, petrol stations, supermarkets and banks, started using the CCTV cameras.

Present CCTV

CCTV cameras have continued to grow over the years due to the different technologies advancements.

This includes multiple recording ability, which helps you to store the recorded videos on hard drives. Additionally, the video quality has drastically improved.

Today, there are high-resolution CCTV cameras installed all over the world.

Modern uses of CCTV cameras range from public, commercial, and domestic applications.

Public applications of the CCTV camera are most often used for monitoring large crowds and traffic control, particularly in areas identified as high-risk public spaces.

By installing CCTV cameras in commercial businesses, employers can effectively manage and supervise their employees.

Additionally, employers can monitor their premises, aiding them in identifying criminals if one to steal from the property, or damage the property itself.  

Nowadays, CCTV cameras are more commonly seen in and around the home to deter crime and bring peace of mind to home-owners that if someone were to break-in, they would have video footage of the event and the offender.

What Does The Future Hold For CCTV?

Some CCTV cameras have now been upgraded to 4K resolution and Internet Protocol (IP).

This allows videos to be viewed from anywhere in the world via the internet.  

The cameras also have new technological abilities such as facial recognition, and even using artificial intelligence to recognise when objects have been taken from an area or left in an area, which can be a powerful tool in crowded environments.

This makes it easier to identify criminals in the event of theft.

You can also link your CCTV camera directly to your phone and monitor your properties anywhere anytime.


With technology constantly evolving there’s no limit to what one can do, and CCTV will continue to grow year after year.

This means that the future of CCTV cameras as far as technology is concerned is very bright.

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