FBI Instructional Video Shows How Surveillance Cameras Can Help

By Sherry Harowitz

The FBI has released a 20-minute video that shows how private sector use of surveillance cameras can aid law enforcement.

The "instructional video (view it here or at YouTube) shows how closed circuit television (CCTV) systems can be installed and maintained for maximum effect—not only for the business owner but for the needs of law enforcement as well," explains the FBI press release.

It goes on to say that "Caught on Camera shows how to avoid common problems such as installing cameras in the wrong places, ignoring lighting and line-of-sight issues, and having administrators who don’t understand how the systems operate."

The FBI writes that "Caught on Camera is also available free of charge in DVD format to members of the law enforcement community, business owners, CCTV vendors, suppliers, contractors, and educators. To request a copy, send an e-mail to Please include your name, position, agency, street address (no post office boxes), and telephone number."


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