CCTV is the abbreviation for closed circuit tv and it refers to transmitting an indication to specific monitors. The sets of monitors that receive the signal from a CCTV camera are specific and their range is limited. In contrast to broadcast tv, a CCTV security camera doesn’t transmit the signal openly. The foremost common feature of CCTV is that of being employed for surveillance, and, thus CCTV security cameras are presumably positioned in crowded places or places where security may be a must, such as airports, banks, ATMs, military facilities, casinos, etc. A CCTV camera will also be found in an exceedingly corner look or a gas station, if the owner chooses to put in one so as to make sure protection for customers.

But CCTV cameras aren’t restricted to watching airports and banks. They can additionally be installed in environments that aren’t comfortable for individuals, or with the aim to record a process that is observed and controlled from a control room. The conditions below that some industrial processes occur are dangerous for individuals and it is for this type of processes that CCTV cameras are designed. The law generally needs the installation of such CCTV cameras for industrial processes that happen within reactors or within the facilities that produces or store fuel like tank farms, oil rigs and the likes.

A CCTV camera can now be found installed in vehicles, cash-in-transit (CIT), inside taxis similarly, with the purpose to deter violence against owners or driver. CCTV cameras are used in police vans when these are on a surveillance mission. Some forward looking infrared (FLIR) cameras can be deployed in police vehicles to see very far and through difficult weather or terrain such as fog, snow, smoke and rain.

Though their primary purpose is that of guaranteeing security, the CCTV security cameras have caused an on-going dialogue, because of the fact that they’re increasingly used in public places. The problem is that a CCTV camera violates the proper to privacy, which some folks contemplate additional vital than their own security. In contrast, the prevalent and consistent bomb blast, kidnapping and high crime rate in a country such as Nigeria, it pertinent that security consciousness should be enacted in the knocks and cranny of our society. This will not only aid to deter people from such high level of violence against humanity, but will provide evidences for propitiators.

CCTV cameras where initially used inside government facilities and after they began to be used outside these facilities, it was primarily for security within banks. But, the system has experienced such a growth and therefore the expenses of purchase and installation of a CCTV camera have dropped thus abundant that it’s currently affordable and advisable for people to own their own CCTV security camera within their homes. CCTV security cameras are currently used successfully in parking heaps and statistics show that automotive crime was considerably reduced when the installation of such cameras. However, as so much as the other establishments are involved, the installation of a CCTV security camera has nonetheless to prove its benefits concerning crime deterring. Some communities have embraced this security system such as Lagos State, others haven’t. In some cities like Ilorin, Abuja, Lagos, there are CCTV cameras in strategic places; but CCTV can be increased by providing surveillance on estates, automotive parks, stations and thus on.
Eventually it has been agreed that CCTV cameras don’t have a spectacular result as so much as crime prevention is worried, especially if we consider the very fact that these cameras often become targets of violence themselves. But, the effect on detecting criminals is the foremost considerable and the pictures caught by CCTV security cameras will be used to prosecute such criminals.

Traffic congestion and accidents are typically noticed with the assistance of a CCTV camera, which is part of the system that monitors traffic. The registration plates of an automotive are typically scan with the aid of a CCTV camera and therefore the owner is fined in case of misconduct in traffic.


The current threat to life, business and the society called Nigeria is alarming. A nation so blessed; yet suffer amidst variant challenges which have drastically caused a reduction in her growth and development. In the north, ‘Boko Aram’, a sect that have developed in recent times and have defiled all security enforcement marshaled against them by state and federal government. The police and the military seemly cannot curb this group of persons who have gradually crept into different areas in the northern part of the country. Their terrorists attacks on life and property has grossly increased. Surprisingly, they live amongst us. They can be a spotted with current technologies available at our door steps.

The prevailing kidnapping in the South-East and South-South has been ongoing for months now. The recent kidnapping of corps members (government pikin) made the kidnapping business take a new turn. Law enforcement officers even go as far as negotiating on behalf of families or representatives of the kidnapped. For instance, the kidnappers of the corps members requested One Hundred Million Naira (100 million) for the release of the corps members, which was renegotiated to Ten Million Naira (10 million). This is one of the heights of indiscipline and internal terrorism any nation can witness. Can this peril be stopped? Yes it can, but we all must be responsive to our security needs.

The South-West is characterized with gangsterism, cultism and different nefarious activities. Recently in Ijede, Lagos state an Honorable member of the house was killed. Armed robbery has become the in-thing even at broad day light. Most small scale businesses dare not work late in the night because of the fear of being attacked and robbed by men of the ‘underworld’. Even the highways are no long safe to ply, as this group can easily block the high ways to perpetuate their usual act.

The Police Headquarter in Abuja on the 16th of June, 2011 was attacked by a suicide bomber at 11am precisely. This is the first of its kind in Nigeria. The obvious fact was that there were no evidences of the incident at the entrances and car park where the brown old Mercedes Benz that the bomber brought in was parked. Where are we really heading with all this insecurity in this country? Even those meant to provide security are themselves insecure, who else is safe.
The implications of this menace include but not limited to these alone:
  1. Creates fear and panic in the society
  2. Reduces our economic activity, thereby causing a reduction in the gross earnings of the economy
  3. Drives potentials and existing investors
  4. Creates persistent unemployment in prevalent areas

We all must be responsible; as a change agent, we must continue to improve and get things done better. Installation of CCTV, especially those with video analytics can be utilized. This device can be installed in ubiquitous areas. The PTZ cameras or the Megapixels cameras, which are not out of reach to a country or a people that desire to improve the security of life and properties can be purchase and installed by professional security companies of installers. Images captured by these devices can be made public; this will grossly reduce people’s involvement in this evil. The security of our national life must be reclaimed before it worsen to something unbearable.

What CCTV Nigeria can do

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) security systems have become immensely popular for surveillance over large areas all over the world. CCTV could be installed in places such as homes, offices, airports, social parks, military installations, and convenience stores that require regular monitoring in Nigeria, considering the recent law out-breaks in the country.

CCTV consists of a system of cameras that can be programmed to continuously monitor or capture images based on detection of motion; and record footage for viewing on a close circuit television. The footage can be viewed later and can be used as legal evidence if need be and also for tracking crime perpetrators.

CCTV Nigeria has vast experience in integrated digital technology; a modern CCTV system involves an integrated system comprising of static cameras and pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) cameras to enable operators to monitor remotely from a control room. Nowadays most CCTV systems make use of Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) that are programmed to record data for many years.
CCTV can be installed wirelessly without cables and these surveillance systems could be such that are hidden from the eyes of intruders or obvious enough to be seen by all.

CCTV installations in public places in Nigeria would ease the present challenges the country is encountering on security and safety of lives and property. Recent Bomb blasts in Suleja, Abuja and Bauchi had occurred in public parks and or public offices; CCTV installations in such places would have notified security officials if it were connected to a live stream or the footage viewed later to discover those who could have been responsible for such evil acts.

The features of the security systems could be designed and tailored to meet each specific needs by CCTV Nigeria. Feature to include network (IP) based CCTV to enable you to view the cameras from the comfort of your office or from your laptop anywhere in the world, Public Address System linked to the system to enable instant communication with your site or home as CCTV could be used as home security or even in schools to curb incessant cases of kidnappers in the country.
At CCTV Nigeria, we are committed to a safer and more secured Nigeria.

CCTV can be crucial in both crime prevention and crime detection. CCTV systems are increasingly incorporated in home security and commercial security systems, staff surveillance, anti-theft surveillance and access control systems. This deterrent can be both visible and effective.

CCTV Nigeria can offer a range of CCTV systems from basic CCTV observation systems, home CCTV to more complex security camera systems for home and businesses. Often the CCTV system provides evidence for prosecution by the Police and in support of insurance claims.


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 Tayo Adimula - IT Manager of Creseada International Limited

CCTV NIGERIA is apt to deliver effective and efficient service to potential customers. CCTVNigeria was created for the following reasons:

  • To reduce crime overall, concentrating on categories of crime that are either most frequent or that are of greatest concern to the public.
  • To reduce levels of anti-social behaviour this blights the quality of life of local people.
  • To reduce the fear of crime and disorder.

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