By John Beagle, Camera Security Now
Each camera had its own monitor. One camera, one monitor. CCTV systems were introduced in the US and the UK during the 60s and 70s. CCTV systems are over a thousand times more advanced than the basic camera and monitor configurations that first appeared in the 1960s. Systems from the 60s were basic, consisting of very low resolution black and white cameras connected by coaxial cable. Each camera was connected to a black and white monitor. A 16 camera configuration required 16 monitors.
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