As a leader in closed-circuit television (CCTV) deployment and analysis, the United Kingdom (UK) has demonstrated the usefulness of CCTV in recent years as evidenced by authorities’ identification and apprehension of terrorist suspects whose movements were recorded by CCTV systems. Following are links to resources located in the UK but are available and applicable to anyone seeking CCTV planning and procurement information.
- Doktor Jon’s Guide to the “Use and Application of CCTV - While casual in presentation, this site provides an abundance of useful information. Key topics include CCTV history, design steps, equipment directory, applications, and more.
- CCTV Information from the CCTV Advisory Service - This site provides succinct information for preparing to specify a CCTV system. It offers a link to a free lens calculator, and provides additional CCTV equipment, application, services information, and more.
- Caught on Camera, Best Practices for CCTV Systems - Produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Operational Technology Division, this video describes and shows how CCTV systems can be installed and maintained for maximum effect — not only for the business owner but for the needs of law enforcement as well.
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