The four Amendments of the Bill of Rights under the constitution entitle people to the right of privacy in their homes, public restrooms, and of their possessions. This means that every American citizen has the right to receive their mail unopened, is free to conduct themselves in any manner behind the closed door of their homes, and is entitled to sue someone for damages to their property. The right to privacy does not put restrictions on security cameras a person might own as long as the usage of the camera is not use to invade people’s privacy such as to record a person nude. Closed circuit television or CCTV for short is a privately owned broadcasting signal, which streams its video to a specific group of people.
Therefore, the advantage of having ownership of CCTV is that it allows other people to allow you to record them on video without violating their right to privacy. Traditionally it is used by the rich and famous for security surveillance of their homes. The first every public use of closed circuit television was by the military in Germany in 1942 to observe rocket launchings. The military’s use of CCTV to record and monitor the launching of rockets was known as venison. The marketability of the use of security cameras for CCTV purposes in the United States came forty-four years later in states such as New York. A vast majority of the retailers in America has hidden security cameras set up to prevent thieves from stealing their inventory. Security cameras are also present on public transportation services such as buses and trains to prevent thefts and any sexual violation.
Like any other technological breakthrough, it is only a matter of time before someone learns how to exploit the vulnerabilities. For every piece of technology that is connecting to the internet, it has an IP address, which allows it to be identified by the owners. This is why it is necessary for you to protect your setup a password for your security camera so that when an attempt is made to hack your camera, the hacker will have to enter your password. Now if you leave your camera unprotected a hacker will be able to take over your camera, which means that they will be able to freely control it as they please.