Considering the horrific event of the recent shooting at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, movie theaters need to follow the lead that other businesses and entertainment venues have taken to better secure and monitor the flow of large groups and crowds. Most major facilities that support a large gathering of people, such as ballparks, stadiums, hotels, and malls have not only recognized the need to secure and protect their customers, but also the ability to manage the whereabouts of both individuals and the movement of larger flows of people.
The desire while protecting individual safety is to monitor activity and movement as discretely and economically as possible without intruding on individuals or disrupting the entertainment value associated with the venue.
CCTV Camera Systems
One of the primary means that stadiums, hotels, and malls use to oversee the activity of individuals is through the use of video surveillance. Video surveillance systems, popularly known as CCTV camera systems, have made huge advances during the last five years through the use of digital and internet communications technology.
Today’s CCTV systems can detect certain unusual movements or activity in restricted areas and can automatically zoom into areas where there may be peculiar behavior. CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) cameras are managed through either a standalone DVR (Digital Video Recorder) or an NVR (Network Video Recorder).
The CCTV DVR utilizes a powerful processor that allows simultaneous viewing of live video, video recording, and playback. The recording can be performed on a continuous basis, or triggered by motion detection.
In addition, accessing the video images can be done at an onsite monitor, via a PC through an internet connection, or even wirelessly by means of a smartphone such as an iPhone, BlackBerry, etc.
Considering the recent events, a properly implemented and manned CCTV system with the appropriate CCTV cameras placed in key areas such as at exit doors, theater entrances, stairwells, and parking lots can quickly identify movement or usual activity through motion detection and video alert monitoring.
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