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What Can We Expect from the CCTV System of the Future?

Published on 26 December 12
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There have been some amazing advances in the CCTV system industry lately. Unless you have got a modern system then you might not even be aware of them, though. It is interesting to look at some of the most recent advances and consider where they could lead us in the future. Here are three areas we can expect to see more of form now on.
Online Checking
Wouldnât it be great to be able to look at the images of your property wherever you are? This is something which we can now do with the current technology and it is sure to become more widespread in the years to come. It can certainly be reassuring to look at your property when you are far from home and worried about its security. It is easy to do as well, as you will be given a code and a web address where you can go to see the images being recorded. It would be great to think that soon we will all be able to check out our home on our phones, tablets or whatever device we happen to have with us. This certainly fits in with the smart home type of approach which many of us are now thinking of adopting.
Facial Recognition
There is work going on currently to develop facial recognition software for CCTV use. Clearly there are some concerns over the use of this kind of program, mainly due to worries about peopleâs civil rights being interfered with. This hopefully wonât stop it being developed at least for home CCTV use, where the facility to recognise a human face could be very useful. In terms of crowd control it seems that there will be more obstacles in the way, and we can expect to hear a lot more about the pros and cons if the developers who are working on it decide to press ahead. In fact, you can already find modern CCTV systems like these on sites such as the ADT one, where it is possible to compare some of the leading technologies.
Computer Scanning
Another improvement which we could find in the near future could come through computer scanning. This would allow the CCTV system to monitor events and decide whether there is some event which needs to be acted upon, rather than relying upon a human operator. This is a hugely exciting area of development and it will be interesting to see where it leads. For the moment its possibilities seem more likely to be useful in controlling areas with crowds of people, such as airports or train stations, rather than private residences. However, as with most new areas of research, there is the chance that it could be applied in hitherto unconsidered situations.
Learn more about CCTV systems and other home security equipment on the ADT website.


There have been some amazing advances in the CCTV system industry lately. Unless you have got a modern system then you might not even be aware of them, though. It is interesting to look at some of the most recent advances and consider where they could lead us in the future. Here are three areas we can expect to see more of form now on.

Online Checking

Wouldnât it be great to be able to look at the images of your property wherever you are? This is something which we can now do with the current technology and it is sure to become more widespread in the years to come. It can certainly be reassuring to look at your property when you are far from home and worried about its security. It is easy to do as well, as you will be given a code and a web address where you can go to see the images being recorded. It would be great to think that soon we will all be able to check out our home on our phones, tablets or whatever device we happen to have with us. This certainly fits in with the smart home type of approach which many of us are now thinking of adopting.

Facial Recognition

There is work going on currently to develop facial recognition software for CCTV use. Clearly there are some concerns over the use of this kind of program, mainly due to worries about peopleâs civil rights being interfered with. This hopefully wonât stop it being developed at least for home CCTV use, where the facility to recognise a human face could be very useful. In terms of crowd control it seems that there will be more obstacles in the way, and we can expect to hear a lot more about the pros and cons if the developers who are working on it decide to press ahead. In fact, you can already find modern CCTV systems like these on sites such as the ADT one, where it is possible to compare some of the leading technologies.

Computer Scanning

Another improvement which we could find in the near future could come through computer scanning. This would allow the CCTV system to monitor events and decide whether there is some event which needs to be acted upon, rather than relying upon a human operator. This is a hugely exciting area of development and it will be interesting to see where it leads. For the moment its possibilities seem more likely to be useful in controlling areas with crowds of people, such as airports or train stations, rather than private residences. However, as with most new areas of research, there is the chance that it could be applied in hitherto unconsidered situations.

Learn more about CCTV systems and other home security equipment on the ADT website.

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