closed-circuit television

(redirected from Closed Circuit TV)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

closed-circuit television

a television system in which signals are transmitted from a television camera to the receivers by cables or telephone links forming a closed circuit, as used in security systems, etc.

closed-circuit television

[¦klōzd ¦sər·kət ′tel·ə‚vizh·ən]
(communications)
Any application of television that does not involve broadcasting for public viewing; the programs can be seen only on specified receivers connected to the television camera by circuits, which include microwave relays and coaxial cables. Abbreviated CCTV.
References in periodicals archive ?
36FP006, issued June 8, 2016, is seeking bids from qualified firms to provide Olde Town Arvada Garage Emergency Telephones (ETELs) and Closed Circuit TV Cameras (CCTVs).
Contract awarded for The tender esat goal is to maintain in good condition monitoring system, closed circuit tv in order to ensure the safety of the building.
The guide, drawn up following the Dunblane massacre, says schools should consider personal attack alarms, closed circuit TV cameras and even security guards.
Among its outstanding features are: Ultra modern security systems on all floors, doors and elevators with closed circuit TV monitoring to a manned central station in the main building lobby; Vital building systems such as lighting, elevators, fire and security have emergency power back-up via the building's generator; New centralized air conditioning and heating with a new cooling tower; Latest state-of-the-art passenger and freight elevators; new electrical service, thermopane windows and bathrooms; And last, but certainly not least, a handsome new marble and granite lobby and entranceway.
Stretched police favour increased closed circuit TV and more action against other car crimes and domestic violence.
For example, popular systems include the latest-model audio intercoms, video intercoms and closed circuit TV systems, which can monitor buildings far more effectively than the traditional bell-and-buzzer systems of years ago.