CCTV is also known as a closed circuit television which offers businesses, industrial and residential protection of their property which is centrally monitored and recorded. Places such as banks, casinos, airports and military locations use CCTV surveillance systems. CCTV systems are growing rapidly within the Ottawa and Gatineau area. Residential properties undergoing construction have many CCTV systems in place to protect expensive assets/equipment at the work site. In 1942, the first ever CCTV system was installed by Siemens AG for observing the launch of v-2 rockets in Germany. The first ever engineer to develop and design a CCTV system was Walter Bruch. When viewing a CCTV systems or watching a record of an incident you must make sure you are able to identify physical features and distinct attributes of an individual in order to address the incident. Depending on the area, 420-1000 tv lines can be installed on the premise. CCTV cameras will help monitor places such as convenience stores, salons, restaurants, retail stores, banks and government establishments.