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History of CCTV Security Systems

CCTV is now something we take for granted. Many premises, streets and even homes are fitted with CCTV systems, and this is something we have come to expect and accept.

Businesses and domestic CCTV consumers alike can benefit from using an ESP CCTV System to boost security and increase peace of mind. Of course the ESP CCTV Systems available today are very different from earlier CCTV systems. Here is a quick synopsis of the evolution of the technology.

The earliest documented use of CCTV technology was in Germany in 1942 the system was designed by Walter Bruch and it was set up for monitoring of V2 rockets, it wasn’t until 1949 that the CCTV  technology was launched on a commercial basis. In that year an American government contractor named vericon began promoting the CCTV systems.

These primitive CCTV solutions comprised of cameras and monitors however they were unable to record or store events.

Primitive video recordings for CCTV systems.

Later primitive reel to reel recording systems were introduced to help preserve the data gathered. However the reel to reel tapes were a difficult and unreliable process. With the introduction of the VHS tapes CCTV systems security took a major step forward

In the seventies the recording system was incorporated into the CCTV systems .There was now no need to constantly monitor the CCTV system ,you could simply wait to monitor a particular event and review it on tape.

Progress in digital technology since the turn of the millennium has led to further improvements VCR’s have been replaced with digital recorders making it easier to operate, also giving the customer larger amounts of storage, and no need to constantly replace tapes ,and making the modern CCTV system easier to fit in a modern office. A typical CCTV installation for a domestic installation takes about a day to install ,once CCTV cameras have been focused and system has been connected to the wifi then the customer can view all their CCTV cameras on their smart phone using the app supplied. Domestic CCTV and commercial CCTV systems have become a very powerful tool in the fight against many different crimes from burglary to violent offences and not to forget fraudulent injury claims .All of our CCTV installations can be connected to a modern television in your home .

Contact ESP Security today for more information or call on 01 8391188

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