The use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) for surveillance and crime control has grown to unprecedented levels in recent years. These devices can be used to cover shopping areas, housing estates, garages, business properties, etc.

CCTV is very quickly becoming an integral part of a total crime control package. Used in conjunction with other security system applications, it has been found to be an effective crime deterrent.

CCTV is promoted by law enforcement agencies as a primary addition to the arsenal of personal, commercial, and structural protection devices available in the security marketplace.