CCTV installation generally refers to the surveillance camera systems and tv cameras set up to monitor people in various places especially crowded areas. They have really helped in maintaining law and order and at the same time have been used mainly in trying to curb terrorism. In Singapore especially they have been installed in almost all alleyways and streets. Most hotels and homes also have them. The cameras are monitored from a remote location and in case anything bad happens the appropriate guards may be dispatched to try and quell the situation.
There are many myths on CCTV installation especially in Singapore.
Below are some of the very top myths;
1. CCTV can be installed by anybody.
Whereas it is true that almost anybody with a tech background can install the equipment, it is important you know that there are professionals who have specialized in this field. They can do this work very fast and at the same time carry it out with utmost skill. People who try installing the CCTVs without the required skill may do more harm than good during the process.
2. CCTV is a very expensive undertaking.
Most people claim that acquiring this equipment is very expensive. They also say that hiring an expert to install it is also too expensive. This is however very false. In Singapore you can acquire the equipment at a very reasonable price and have them installed without straining your finances. There are companies who offer both these products and installation services at a very affordable rate.
3. They are a waste of time.
Some may say that the cameras are just a waste of time since one will spend the whole day just looking at other people going about their business. They are not a waste of time since they can be used to collect evidence which will be proof that a certain crime took place and who was the culprit behind it. In this case they will help the police conduct their investigations very quickly.
4. They are a waste of public resources.
In Singapore these cameras can be found almost everywhere. Skeptics say that the funds used for CCTV installation should have been used for something else. They are oblivious to the fact the cameras have been very helpful in controlling and preventing crime. Most criminals are deterred by their presence from doing anything illegal. People also feel safer in areas where the cameras have been installed since they feel that somebody is watching over them.
5. The best tech is DVRs.
This is completely false since technology keeps on advancing. There are many other ways of storing the information collected such as virtual storage and they may be much better than DVRs. This is because when using virtual storage it is much easier to collect and use the info as evidence.
6. CCTV can only be used as a security measure.
This is false since in Singapore the cameras can easily be used to monitor staff at the workplace. When the staff know that they are being watched they will definitely put more effort in their work and you will benefit from enhanced security and motivated workers.