In the examples listed below, the purposes of video surveillance can be as simple as for security monitoring or as comprehensive as inclusive of state control (such as traffic conditions and crowd congregations), statistics extraction (such as counting identified objects) and crime prevention studies (such as identifying suspicious objects). The presence of a video surveillance system can also be effective as a deterrent of crime.
- Residential building entrances, driveways, car parks, grounds (e.g. tennis courts, pool), hallways etc
- Retail & supermarket entrances, aisles, checkouts, car parks, check out counters.
- Educational institutions hallways, entrances, play grounds, car parks
- Public places like streets, parks and bus stops etc
- Tourism & entertainment observation posts (e.g. live feeds from ski-fields known as snow-cams which allow customers to see what conditions are like at their facilities)
- Warehouses & various secure areas