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The History of Video Surveillance

The History of VIDEO SURVEILLANCE 1949 George Orwell's "“1984" is published and the concept of video monitoring is popularized. The first video tape recorder (VTR) captures live images from a television camera. 1951 1960 First reported use of temporary cameras in Trafalgar Square, London, England to monitor royalty. First reports of law enforcement use of surveillance in the US. 1965 1966 NASA uses analog signals to map the surface of the moon, sending digital images to earth. Patent issued for the first video home security system, utilizing television surveillance, to Marie Brown. 1969 Texas Instruments patents first 1972 electronic camera that does not require film. CCD (Charged Coupled Device) image sensor chip technology is invented. 1973 Adoption of surveillance systems 1980 expands to businesses prone to theft or fraud. Kodak scientists invent the world's first Megapixel sensor, capable of recording 1.4 million pixels. 1986 The “nanny cam" is invented. The 1992 industry is inspired to develop ever-smaller, hi-res cameras. The bombing of Bishopsgate in London by the IRA leads to the construction of the "Ring of Steel". 1993 1996 First IP camera, the Neteye 200, released by Axis Communications. DVRS hit the market and the second major wave of adoption of video surveillance occurs. 1998 The World Trade Center attack changes 2001 the view on video surveillance from big-brother, to individual safety. Royal Palm Middle School in Phoenix installs facial recognition video for tracking missing children. 2003 The first IP camera with onboard video 2005 content analytics (VCA) is released by Intellio. Chicago announces “Operation Virtual Shield" the most extensive city surveillance system in the country. 2006 2007 Estimates put more than 97% of all tele-communicated information being carried over the Internet. The internet has enabled video surveillance to be used anywhere ODAY and be watched from anywhere. SC SUPER CIRCUITS © 2011 Supercircuits

The History of Video Surveillance

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The video security industry is rapidly growing. In order to understand the future of our industry, we need to understand where we started. This infographic highlights some of the key events of the his...




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