The practice of crimes such as theft, robbery and vandalism is constantly growing around the world, especially if there is no way to identify and punish the perpetrator.
That is why security cameras play a key role in protecting people, property and even animals, since locations are monitored, there is a tendency for crime to decrease.
Let's discuss why CCTV is so important.
The psychological factor already begins to help to prevent such crimes, because when seeing that there are cameras installed in the place, the possible criminal thinks twice to carry out an illegal act.
But only having cameras installed does not guarantee 100% security, so it is necessary to recorded videos that will serve as evidence in possible accusations of crimes committed by an individual.
Videos from security cameras may be used as judicial evidence after examination by a specialist designated by law.
It is important, however, to be aware that security systems should be well designed to provide images of sufficient quality to identify the offense and the offender.
Practice has shown that the use of CCTV is very efficient for issues involving security, since a well-designed and installed system provides irrefutable evidence.
Something very important however is knowing that when exporting a video from a CCTV system, it must be in the manufacturer's original format which contains watermark.
Videos in formats such as .AVI for example can not be used as evidence in a court.
The discussion of file formats will be the subject of another article.
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Claudemir Martins is a former Samsung Engineer with 19+ years of experience in the surveillance industry. He has been traveling around 17 different countries to teach people how to design, and install CCTV systems. He is currently working for Axis Communications as a Technical Services Engineer and living in the United States with his family.