Glossary Definition

CCTV Security Surveillance Cameras Camera

Closed Circuit Television is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors. It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted and is used as a secure closed connection between a camera (or group of cameras) to a specific viewing destination (or multiple specific destinations). Two examples of CCTV would be video surveillance and video conferencing. Some countries refer to CCTV cameras as a general term for visible surveillance cameras. 

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