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Government Video Website of the Week: Caught on Camera

The instructional video shows how security cameras can help law enforcement

Caught on Camera: Best Practices for CCTV Systems” is a 20-minute instructional video created by the FBI’s Operational Technology Division to show business owners how their security cameras can help law enforcement investigations. The video is available online, or in a DVD format.
Using a fictional transit bus bombing as its story line, the video shows how closed circuit television systems can be installed and maintained for maximum effect, not only for the business owner, but for the needs of law enforcement as well.
Caught on Camera shows how to avoid common problems such as installing cameras in the wrong places, ignoring lighting and line-of-sight issues. It also provides practical tips to ensure that CCTV systems work to the best of their ability.
In addition to businesses, school administrators and security personnel can use the information in the video to help best deploy their video-surveillance systems.
Caught on Camera is 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.
For using its website to provide information—as well as a video—to instruct how a video surveillance system can help keep a community safe, the FBI’s “Caught on Camera: Best Practices for CCTV Systems” is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Click here to access the website and view the video.