Surveillance and security cameras are sometimes referred to as closed circuit television as many of them use television cameras. However, various types and sizes of cameras and video recorders are used, including digital models. These cameras are used just about everywhere including homes, offices, banks, prisons, courts, casinos, streets, airports, schools, shopping malls, corner stores, sporting events, car parks and other public places etc. You can install these cameras anywhere you'd like to keep an eye on things. They have become popular for working Parents to spy on their babysitter.
Surveillance cameras don't broadcast the images, but let you view or record them for identification purposes. Many people argue that surveillance cameras are an invasion of privacy, but they have been used to identify and prosecute people in many court cases, including murder. Some people even use inoperable cameras because they feel as long as they are visible, they are a deterrent. They give law abiding citizens and employees an extra level of safety and security. They were originally designed as security means for banks.
It is now simple and inexpensive enough to use surveillance and security cameras in home systems. These cameras range in price from about $75 to $10,000.