Learn More: CCTV

February 16, 2017

CCTV Use in the United States

There were an estimated 30 million surveillance cameras in the United States in 2011. Video surveillance has been common in the United States since the 1990s; for example, one manufacturer reported net earnings of $120 million in 1995. With lower cost and easier installation, sales of home security cameras increased in the early 21st century. Following the September 11 attacks, the use of video surveillance in public places became more common to deter future terrorist attacks. Under the Homeland Security Grant Program, government grants are available for cities to install surveillance camera networks. In 2009, there were an estimated 15,000 CCTV systems in Chicago, many linked to an integrated camera network. New York City’s Domain Awareness System has 6,000 video surveillance cameras linked together, there are over 4,000 cameras on the subway system (although nearly half of them do not work), and two-thirds of large apartment and commercial buildings use video surveillance cameras. In the Washington D.C.-area, there are more than 30,000 surveillance cameras in schools, and the Metro has nearly 6,000 cameras in use across the system.

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) has come a long way with the advent of apps and smartphone access. Advanced Protection Systems offers full installation and service on for:

Site Surveillance

Whether it is your establishment, a construction site or home, site surveillance can play an important part in protecting your assets and employees. We have discreet solutions or systems designed to visible deterrent. Surveillance cameras provide you with peace of mind. Advanced Protection System’s range of solutions includes outdoor security cameras, WIFI and cameras with pan and tilt functions with remote control.

POS Integration (Retail Solutions)

Discreet CCTV systems can integrate directly with each Point of Sale (POS) terminal. This allows for streaming video and a visual for transaction recall.  This service can validate employee interactions and gives your customers additional reassurance.

Digital Video Recording

Our Digital Video recording (DVR) systems give you unsurpassed quality and performance.  With state- of-the-art technology, you can view a remarkably clear feed remotely from a PC or smartphone. We ensure that we match the proper system for your application and our professional sales team will be able to guide you in complete system selection.