Crime & Security
Criminals target buildings and facilities when they see there is no monitoring or watchdog. The very presence of CCTV cameras on an installation is enough to deter potential criminals and prevent their action at the outset. Similarly, by the sight of a safety hazard, employees can take the necessary action to reduce the risk and alleviate the source in the shortest possible times.
CCTV can sometimes be used in court as evidence to prove someone was in a certain place or that they committed an offense. It can also improve community safety and prevent crime. For example, deterring someone committing a crime like a robbery if they know CCTV will record their actions.
CCTV is designed to increase formal surveillance by making it easier for the police (or other agencies) to monitor the behavior of citizens (including potential offenders). CCTV is intended to deter crime by increasing the risk of detection for criminal behavior.