One camera does not a system make is the rule of thumb to remember when you consider what type of security camera system you need. A recent technological breakthrough that has been applied to home security systems is the CCTV system, or Closed Circuit Television system.
CCTV camera security systems were initially developed to monitor commercial properties and public places, but have been adapted to home security systems in recent years. These days, its more prevalent than any other type of security system that might function without a TV. The difference being that with CCTV camera security systems there are no wires between any number of cameras you might employ and the TV set or sets you might choose to view them from. Essentially, you are a mini TV network, broadcasting the show from several different locations in and around your house or place of business to one or more TV sets, upon which you can see what the camera sees.
This equipment is so sophisticated, so advanced that the cameras, recording devices and TV sets can interface with other features of your security system and actually be activated by motion, entry or any other intrusion onto your property or into your house that you may require. Wealthy celebrities and other security conscious individuals have extensive CCTV camera security systems that monitor every entrance to their house and property possible, and will turn on lights, alarms and alert the police at the slightest irregularity.
For extremely security-conscious individuals, CCTV camera security systems provide additional features not available on other security systems. The most important of these is remote viewing. You can actually see what is going on in your home or business without having to be there. You could be anywhere in the world, on business, on vacation or just out for the evening around town and with your cell phone or a laptop computer or any internet browser, you can tap into your CCTV security camera system and see whats going on your property, in your home just as if you were there. What a convenience! You can enjoy your time away from home, secure in the knowledge that everything is as it should be with a simple check in on a cell phone or lap top computer. For many people, this feature is the selling point that leads them to purchase a CCTV security camera system.