This paper illustrates the deployment of the background subtraction (BGS) approach in detecting and tracking the targeted moving objects (MOs). Through the BGS method, there is a potential of cost-saving because the process of storing data occurs once the motion is detected. The aim was to detect the MOs effectively. The applied technique is applicable at all scenarios and places that need the real-time video surveillance systems (VSS), including airports, forest, frequent entrances for criminals, traffic monitoring, country borders, cash machines, schools, banks, among other challenging outdoor and indoor areas. The concept of installing VSS is substantially much needed. The BGS method was employed with fewer complications so that the approach can be utilised in a pragmatic manner (conditions) where the VSS is highly needed. The VSS must be more convenient, effective and efficient to enhance advanced security systems.