The first CCTV cameras used in public spaces were crude, conspicuous, low
definition black and white systems without the ability to zoom or pan. Modern CCTV cameras use small high definition colour
cameras that can not only focus to resolve minute detail, but by linking the control of the cameras to a computer, objects
can be tracked semi-automatically.
The current technology enable the systems to recognize if a moving object
is a walking person, a crawling person or a vehicle. It can also determine the color of the object