Not All CCTV Is Invasive!
CCTV is becoming more and more commonplace in our society, with cameras covering the majority of public places, as well as many private business premises and residences.
In fact, it is estimated that we are caught on camera an average of 70 times per day in the UK – a fact that is not lost on those who see this as a an invasion of privacy.
However, the negative connotations connected with CCTV usage are far outweighed when looking at the good that cameras can provide. So when is CCTV helpful rather than invasive?
While some of us might have fallen foul of speed cameras and the like in the past, we can probably all agree that traffic cameras are on the whole there to help protect us on the roads, enforcing speed limits to reduce dangerous driving. Being able to monitor vehicle movement is also vital for reporting on potential jams and slow moving traffic, giving drivers warning and suggesting alternative routes.
Cameras are used widely in the medical world, too. Laparoscopic surgery (more commonly known as keyhole surgery) uses small, highly detailed cameras that can be inserted into a patient’s body in order to locate and determine the extent of a medical issue. Far more accurate than x-rays and far less invasive than open surgery, these cameras have provided the medical profession with a huge advantage when it comes to quickly and efficiently visualising an internal problem.
Suffering from a break-in, whether at home or work, can be a very unpleasant experience. Even if damage and loss of possessions are minimal, the psychological toll can be high.
Security cameras provide the authorities with video evidence of the intruder(s), and as the technology improves, facial recognition is becoming easier and easier.
An additional benefit to having security cameras installed is that they also act as a deterrent. So much so that many people invest in fake security cameras just to deter would-be intruders from targeting their properties.
Perhaps the most obvious positive use of CCTV is that which is used to locate problems with drainage and sewer systems. By feeding cameras through pipework and monitoring the pictures above ground, faults such as root ingress, cracks and other damage can be identified quickly and easily, and a full report with video records can be supplied to the drain’s owner to evidence the problem. Without the use of innovative camera technology, drains would have to be excavated in order to discover issues – something which is not only slow and expensive, but also highly inconvenient for those living and working nearby.
Express Drainage Surveys are the leading providers of thorough and effective drain surveys across London and the South East. Call our team anytime to arrange for your CCTV survey, allowing us to identify the cause and location of any drainage issues you may be having, providing you with a full report of our findings and DVD if necessary. Get in touch with Express Drainage Surveys today to find out more.