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NCJ Number: 126630 Find in a Library
Title: CCTV: Recording in a New Age
Journal: Security Management  Volume:33  Issue:11  Dated:(November 1989)  Pages:79,80,84
Author(s): T S Pappageorge
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 3
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The time-lapse recorder is no longer simply a mechanical closed-circuit television (CCTV) tool that records on tape what the camera sees; it is now an intelligent, programmable electronic device that can communicate with electronic cash registers, automatic teller machines, and other digital devices and thus has many security applications.
Abstract: The recorder gathers data from these devices, reads the information, selects items of interest to the users, and places the resulting text on the picture taken by the camera. Time-lapse recorders operate by remote control by means of an RS-232 port, the most commonly used telecommunications interface in the computer industry. These recorders are being used in automatic teller machines, convenience stores, truck delivery sites and weigh stations, inventory control, vehicles, remote sites and large facilities. Following the trend of other devices, these recorders are likely to decrease in size as they increase in ability. They are also likely to become easier to use.
Main Term(s): Closed circuit television (CCTV)
Index Term(s): Security systems; Surveillance equipment; Tape recordings
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