The history of the surveillance cameras

The history of the surveillance cameras
The history of surveillance cameras dates back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when some early forms of surveillance systems began to emerge. The following is the history of the surveillance cameras:

German engineer Walter Bruch invented the “Fernsehkanera” to monitor the V-2 rocket launch site, considered to be a form of early security cameras.


Closed-circuit television systems (CCTV) began to be used in the business and government fields, for real-time monitoring and recording of video purposes.


The advent of portable cameras and video recorders made surveillance systems more flexible and convenient.

 From the 1990s to now

the popularity of digital technology has made surveillance systems gradually shift to digital, including the application of new technologies such as webcam (IP camera).


With the continuous progress of technology, surveillance cameras have high definition, remote access, motion detection, night vision ability and other functions, and are widely used in commercial, public safety, traffic management and other fields.

Overall, with the continuous development of technology, surveillance cameras have evolved from early basic forms to modern high-tech equipment, playing an important role in ensuring safety, preventing crime, and improving efficiency.