Unformatted text preview: CCTV Security Cameras - do they work? Posted: May 30th, 2009 | Comments: | Views: 38 | http://www.articlesbase.com/computers-articles/cctv-security-cameras-do-they-work-945655.html Video surveillance devices have over the years captured some of the most defining moments in history. Whether it was the last few steps taken by the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger, or the haunting images of the 9/11 terrorist boarding their ill fated flights, video has often been the silent witness to both tragedy and triumph. It's role in documenting historical events is beyond reproach. But is video surveillance an effective tool when it comes to prosecuting criminal activity? There are many different opinions on this questions. Some may point to statistics which indicate that geographical areas with a significant surveillance presence are just as likely to have criminal activity as jurisdictions with less of a presence. Others will argue that a significant CCTV presence will curb criminal behavior and assist the authorities in collecting evidence and prosecuting crimes. As always, the truth lies somewhere in the middle of both arguments, but weighs more heavily in favor of it's effectiveness in not only solving crimes, but also preventing crime. As always, the truth lies somewhere in the middle of both arguments, but weighs more heavily in favor of it's effectiveness in not only solving crimes, but also preventing crime....
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