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Term: CCTV

CCTV stands for “closed circuit television” and is a type of camera system that is used to monitor a specific area. These cameras are usually connected to a recording device.

What is CCTV?

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) refers to a system of cameras designed to monitor and record activities within designated areas. CCTV signals are sent privately to specific receivers. The system can comprise a single camera and monitor or involve multiple cameras feeding into multiple monitors or recording devices.

What does CCTV mean for businesses?

  • Privacy Concerns: CCTVs raise privacy issues. Businesses must ensure that cameras are not placed in private areas and that are disclosed to employees and customers.
  • Data Protection Regulations: Some countries have specific laws and requirements regarding CCTV cameras. Businesses need to ensure they store and handle footage in compliance with relevant laws, especially if identifiable faces are captured.
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