Benefits of CCTV cameras :-

  • We need to have surveillance cameras in public places as they provide public safety. Along with that crimes can also be prevented even before beginning. This decreases people’s fear of crime and sense of security is also increased.
  • If Individual knows that there is a surveillance camera, they may be less willing to commit a crime. Cameras also keep you and your personal property safe. Hence crime rates will be reduced.
  • Any surveillance which has captured a crime in the camera can be used as an evidence in the court of law. Along with this, the cameras can also help prove someone’s innocence in case of false accusation.
  • In most of the cities, there are security cameras at the traffic lights, which help in checking people from breaking the laws and can also help in monitoring the road conditions. Hence they help in maintaining law and order.
  • One can easily depend on the cameras for the records which can later be used in documentation as well as keeping an eye on a large area from the far distance.

Limitations of CCTV cameras :-

  • Video surveillance in public can be a threat to privacy.  This can also increase the burden on the people that they are constantly being watched or monitored. This constitutes violation of public rights.
  • Even surveillance cameras, like computers and cameras, may make mistakes; they can even be misused at times. The information recorded in the camera can be used as a weapon in blackmailing or for spying on women and others. Misuse is one of the biggest problems with this system.
  • The cost of installing the public surveillance cameras as well as its maintenance can be very high, which is taxpayer’s money and have not shown any considerable reduction in the crime rates.
  • With the latest technology in the market trespassers and thieves have found a way to go undetected under the camera. This makes security cameras vulnerable and useless.
  • CCTV cameras are generally used to check of the recorded data, however, they cannot help in stopping the crime in progress. This means that you will have to face the loss even after the security. However, this is not applicable in the cases of live surveillance.
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Conclusion :-

Security should be given the preference over any other thing and there should be no such concern about the privacy violation if you haven’t done anything wrong. Surveillance cameras are meant to keep you and other public properties safe, not to stalk anyone. The main aim of the camera is to protect people and provide evidence when a crime has been committed.

Before making the important decision of installing security camera systems, it is better to have full knowledge about them, as that will enable you to make an informed decision and after going through pros and cons of the system you can make a decision of your choice.

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  • Shawn Scarlata, Jan 11, 2024 @ 1:00 pm Reply

    The effectiveness of CCTV cameras in public places is a nuanced balance between enhanced security and potential privacy concerns. While these cameras play a crucial role in deterring crime, aiding investigations, and ensuring public safety, the debate often centers on the trade-off with privacy. Striking the right balance through clear regulations, ethical use, and transparent policies becomes key to harnessing the benefits of surveillance technology without compromising individual privacy rights. It’s an ongoing dialogue that underscores the need for thoughtful implementation and public discourse to navigate this delicate intersection between security and privacy.

  • Shivam verma, Aug 13, 2022 @ 7:25 am Reply

    In my opinion it is a very good idea taken by our government with the help of cctv cameras people will think twice or thrice that should they commit a crime or not coz they are under cctv camera surveillance coz now a days many crimes are commit by the people for their advantages that dont think that if a theyy commit a crime with a man or woman than with it is the consequence of this act cctv cameras generates fear among tresspassers daket thieves and all are persons who are doing a crime against women children or any old age person now i conclude this topic in my opinion it it is a very good step taken by our government to rescue any crime between man woman children and old age peoplee.

  • Jiya, Jul 22, 2022 @ 8:07 pm Reply

    Good was helpful

  • GARY, Jan 27, 2022 @ 10:36 pm Reply


  • Tinku Paul, Jan 14, 2019 @ 7:13 am Reply

    According to me install CCTV camera in public places is very good. It is not like that all the people they have good intention ,bad peoples are there they want to take advantage like misbehave with the woman or theft , robbery etc . If CCTV camera is there then at least they will think twice, they will understand they are under surveillance camera. If any incident happens , people complain to police , it will be easy to identify the people from footage of camera. All the public places should install CCTV. If traffic department install CCTV in signal then people think if they want to violate the traffic rules and police can take action.

  • yogesh sharma, May 12, 2018 @ 10:34 am Reply

    at least all the govt.department should be installed with CCTV and its recording should be included in RTI

    • Team GD Ideas, May 14, 2018 @ 7:29 am Reply

      That’s a good idea!

  • SOMENDRA MANIDHAR, Mar 17, 2018 @ 10:23 am Reply

    in present day cctv cameras at traffic signals with a speed measuring device also helping in reduce the no. of accidents in metro and big cities due to high speed of vehicles.

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