The Use Of Security Cameras In Banks Everyone that has ever been into a bank knows there are security cameras and surveillance cameras all over the place. And yet, some people still make an attempt to take money from the tellers. Even if they managed to get the money, with the use of the technology in security cameras and the fact that most of them also record as well. Security cameras at the least should let these people know they won't get away with it. Eventually, they will get caught. That's partly the reason for the security cameras in the first place. Security cameras are getting higher in the technical field and are able to zoom in or out, and even make the still images focus better if the reception isn't as clear as one would want it. Most of the security cameras in a bank are all working together and can be alternated from one spot to another. This is called panning a room. They are designed after a few minutes or seconds to turn and continue their surveillance of the bank, the tellers, as well as the outside ATM's and the drive thru. Some banks have monitors where the cameras are actually all connected into a network system showing each individual security camera view. While others have security services, either way the security cameras are always closely monitored for surveillance. It amazes me how ignorant these people can be. Usually the security cameras are reset every evening if I have understood the way security cameras work in banks and financial institutions. These security cameras have tapes that are dated. Then a new tape is set for the evening hours, and the process is repeated once again in the morning hours before opening. There is also a security camera around the atm's available at the bank, and of course still more security cameras in the drive thru area. Some banks use security cameras as people are leaving as well. It is actually on the outside area of the entrance, so either way one of the security camera is going to get a shot of you. There's no way around it. If a bank or financial establishment is in fact actually robbed, the first thing authorities ask for is a copy of any security camera tapes or footage the bank or financial institution might have. They then take these tapes or footage and review them to see if they can get a good image of the suspect. And in most cases, there is enough footage caught on the security camera to make a positive ID on someone or those who committed the crime if there were in fact more than one individual robbing the bank or financial instiution. Some security cameras cannot even be seen. These security cameras are around the area where actual funds are kept. And they are also in different places that were not revealed to the public at all. Banks don't "overdo" it with security cameras for surveillance, however I can tell you there are many more of these security cameras in a bank than we are actually aware of.