The term " CCTV surveillance systems " applies more to the original role of camera systems than to the actual reality of today. Analogue systems that use coaxial cables and a separate power supply network are a thing of the past. It is not possible to compare cameras, recording devices or video management systems with today's IP technology. Above all, the purpose of modern camera systems has completely changed. The most important thing in the past was to find a certain recorded event, or to be able to provide online monitoring. Cooperation with other security systems was limited. Today's IP camera systems are a truly effective tool for preventing security incidents. The combination of high resolution and sensitivity, and the number of analytical functions supported by state-of-the-art cameras, sometimes equipped with artificial intelligence, make modern camera systems the most important part of integrated security systems.
Analytical camera functions brought about a fundamental change. It is no longer about finding a record of someone who left their luggage in a public place and then vacating the building, calling a dog handler or pyrotechnician and activating the integrated security system. Eventually, the forgetful professor appears and wants his forgotten briefcase back. Unfortunately, the reality of today's life is different and a briefcase may indeed be dangerous. The most important thing is to be able to notify certain people that luggage has appeared somewhere it wasn't, and properly intervene with the intention to eliminate the risk to people or property. But this is not the end. Other analytical functions are capable of recognising the person who left the luggage and tracing their movement around an object, the premises or city. At the same time, security guards, security services and police officers can get a photo of the wanted person on their smartphones, including the current location of the person of interest. There are a number of analytical functions, some of which are supplied by the manufacturer together with the camera, some that can be purchased from the manufacturer, or you can even use third-party analytical functions.