CCTV - MF Services
Unit 26, Doughcloyne Court Industrial Estate, Sarsfield Road, Wilton, Cork

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CCTV

MF Services’ CCTV surveillance systems provide excellent image clarity, powerful and easy-to-use features, and simplified access to live and stored video.

In business, video surveillance provides a valuable insight into your operations that would otherwise be unattainable and should be an integral part of your security plan. In addition to providing a visual record of activity at your company, the presence of CCTV cameras can be a powerful deterrent.

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Crime Prevention

A 2009 analysis by North-eastern University and the University of Cambridge, “Public Area CCTV and Crime Prevention: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” examined 44 different studies that collectively surveyed areas from the United Kingdom to U.S. cities such as Cincinnati and New York.

The analysis found that:

  • Surveillance systems were most effective in car parks, where their use resulted in a 51% decrease in crime
  • Public transportation areas saw a 23% decrease in crimes
  • Systems in public settings were the least effective, with just a 7% decrease in crimes overall. When sorted by country, however, systems in the United Kingdom accounted for the majority of the decrease; the drop in other areas was insignificant

 

Industrial processes

Industrial processes that take place under conditions dangerous for humans are today often supervised by CCTV. These are mainly processes in the chemical industry, the interior of reactors or facilities for manufacture of nuclear fuel. Special cameras for some of these purposes include line-scan cameras and thermographic cameras which allow operators to measure the temperature of the processes.

 

Traffic monitoring

Many cities and motorway networks have extensive traffic-monitoring systems, using closed-circuit television to detect congestion and notice accidents. These cameras are primarily used to monitor traffic conditions and are not used as speed cameras.

CCTV equipment, used with shape recognition technology, can identify objects as vehicles and count vehicles passing through pre-defined areas. This has uses for security and operations of car parks, but also as part of a wider Intelligent Transport System (ITS).

 

Transport safety

A CCTV system may be installed where any example, on a subway train, CCTV cameras may allow the operator to confirm that people are clear of doors before closing them and starting the train.

Video Content Analysis (VCA)

A system using VCA can recognise changes in the environment and even identify and compare objects in the database using size, speed, and sometimes colour. The camera’s actions can be programmed based on what it is “seeing”. For example; an alarm can be issued if an object has moved in a certain area, or if a painting is missing from a wall, or if a smoke or fire is detected, or if running people are detected, or if fallen people are detected and if someone has spray painted the lens, as well as video loss, lens cover, defocus and other so called camera tampering events.

VCA analytics can also be used to detect unusual patterns in an environment. The system can be set to detect anomalies in a crowd, for instance a person moving in the opposite direction in airports where passengers are only supposed to walk in one direction out of a plane or in a subway where people are not supposed to exit through the entrances.

VCA can track people on a map by calculating their position from the images. It is then possible to link many cameras and track a person through an entire building or area. This can allow a person to be followed without having to analyse many hours of film. Currently the cameras have difficulty identifying individuals from video alone, but if connected to a key-card system, identities can be established and displayed as a tag over their heads on the video.

Comparatively harmless are people counter systems. They use CCTV equipment as front end eyes of devices which perform shape recognition technology in order to identify objects as human beings and count people passing pre-defined areas.

CCTV can protect employees

In lots of jobs the employees are vulnerable to either physical or verbal attacks from the public. CCTV can help prevent and investigate any incidents as a wider strategy to protect employees.

CCTV helps prevent crime

A 2009 analysis by North-eastern University and the University of Cambridge, “Public Area CCTV and Crime Prevention: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” examined 44 different studies that collectively surveyed areas from the United Kingdom to U.S. cities such as Cincinnati and New York.

The analysis found that:

  • Surveillance systems were most effective in car parks, where their use resulted in a 51% decrease in crime
  • Public transportation areas saw a 23% decrease in crimes
  • Systems in public settings were the least effective, with just a 7% decrease in crimes overall. When sorted by country, however, systems in the United Kingdom accounted for the majority of the decrease; the drop in other areas was insignificant

 

CCTV can help settle disputes

In some cases, when a customer has a complaint about your service, there are some doubts and you are not sure who’s in the wrong. For instance, the clients like claiming that they have been short-changed or purposefully sold bad goods. In addition, they may try to claim that an accident which occurred on your premises happened because of a breach in health and safety regulations.