What Does CCTV Stand For?
CCTV stands for closed-circuit television.
So how does a modern CCTV system work?
The answer depends on the type of system involved. The systems are best defined by the types of cameras used. There are two common types of cameras in use today: Analog and IP-based cameras.
CCTV systems that use analog cameras have been around for years. They are still the most common type of camera installed in the field, experts say. Picture a camera or series of cameras with a dedicated set of wires fed into a recording device and series of monitors. Video is recorded and stored on site.