In recent years the use of surveillance cameras, better known as closed circuit cameras, has become a major tool in fighting crime, corruption and terror.
Private, governmental and public entities use surveillance cameras for various purposes and in most places one can find these cameras used candidly for security purposes, and covertly – better known as hidden cameras.
Many television programs use these hidden cameras almost on a daily basis to document activities of swindlers, thieves, etc as well as revealing corruption of public figures.
The expression "a picture paints a thousand words" gets a whole new meaning as the use of surveillance cameras has become the sanction of all.
The implementation of surveillance cameras in such a wide range of fields has become possible through technological development on the one hand, and reduction in cost on the other, making this appliance available to all.