The primary use of CCTV systems is the surveillance of commercial and domestic property. The use of CCTV systems has been increased and nowadays they are used to record sports activities, bird watching, monitoring industrial production and monitoring medical procedures.

Before the invention of CCTV security systems, people were using security alarms. These alarms have been an essential part of many homes and offices. However, people are now using the CCTV systems as they are better than the security alarms.

With CCTV systems, you will be able to monitor all the activities in the area that is under surveillance. This is possible as there are digital cameras that clearly capture the activities. You can therefore monitor your premises from the gate to where you are by looking at a monitor installed in one of the rooms. The systems therefore deter criminals away, making them look for easier targets. This system makes the investigation process accurate. This is facilitated by the fact that there are cameras which take images. When investigations begin, the image recorded by the security system can be used to find the suspect. Since all the actions are recorded, there is strong evidence and justice can be done easily. The cameras will always work making them efficient and reliable. This is unlike having human watchmen who can sometimes take sick days.

CCTV security systems protect employees. This mainly applies to employees who work in customer service. These people are bound to interact with all manner of clients. Some might be calm and understanding while others might be violent. When violent customers realize that they are being monitored by CCTV cameras, they will refrain from attacking these employees.<