CCTV cameras are used to survey the areas like homes and public places and increase the security quotient. Initially the images that were recorded from a CCTV camera were not flawless. It was very difficult to identify a person from those camera footages. As a remedy to this problem the advanced high definition CCTV System[i] were discovered. Now in most of the high security places they are used. They give us images of high clarity and they can be zoomed in to view a part of the image closely. But there are many who oppose the use of long range cameras. They feel that it is an infringement to their personal life.
It is every person’s right to keep their home safe from attacks and burglary. That is why they rely on top notch security systems. But as we install the high powered long distance HD CCTV systems in our home, our neighbors may not be too happy. They will feel a possibility of you watching over their activities and zooming in on their personal life. There is a chance that the camera footages will be used for unethical purposes also. But we cannot deny the fact that more and more criminals are prosecuted each day, thanks to the real life HD visuals.
The problem of privacy also arises when the cameras are installed for public surveillance. There are even organizations fighting against excessive use of CCTV security systems. Even though there are criminals lurking near us a wide percent of the individuals in the society have no criminal intensions. But with a public camera we are avenging the freedom of everyone.