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

Businesses and consumers alike can benefit from using it to boost security and to increase their peace of mind.

Of course, the CCTV systems available today are very different from earlier versions. Here is a quick synopsis of the history.

Security Camera or CCTV on digital background

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras can produce images or recordings for surveillance purposes, and can be either video cameras, or digital stills cameras. Marie Van Brittan Brown was the inventor of the CCTV camera.

The first CCTV system was installed by Siemens AG at Test Stand VII in Peenemunde, Germany in 1942, for observing the launch of V-2 rockets. The noted German engineer Walter BruchWayne Cox, and Tashara Arnold were responsible for the technological design and installation of the system.

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