Video surveillance is the most commonly used term in most of the world and the most accurate. Video is being used to surveill, that is to watch, the activities of an area. It does carry negative connotation for the general public because of the implication that people are being watched and privacy is being compromised.

 

  • Hotel Assassination - Events of a high profile assassination are traced exclusively using CCTV footage from hotel cameras. Although the skilled assassins were not apprehended, video reveals accomplices and some details of the murderer to further investigate.

 

  • Home caregiver abuses elderly- In August 2007 reports a mindful daughter installs a home surveillance system to monitor her father's caregiver. Upon reviewing the footage she's able to charge the caregiver on numerous events of abuse and misconduct. Unfortunately, the suspect did not show up for the court hearing.

 

  • Man Beaten in street - In 2009, 2 assaliants viciously beat a man nearly to death. The only 'witness' was the surveillance cameras that helped lead to the arrest of the suspects.

 

  • Missing Persons - A murdered couple in the UK by an unknown assailant are visually tracked utilizing footage from the victim's workplace, the city bus, public streets and a last account from a building camera. Context is given in hopes to bear witness or leading information as the case is not solved.