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If you want to keep your CCTV security cameras in good working order, then they need to be regularly maintained. There are lots of things you can look out for to ensure that your CCTV cameras are well maintained and in good working order. We have listed some of the following things that you need to look out for:

  • Check the view of the cameras to make sure nothing isn’t obstructing the view of the lens. This could be things like cobwebs, insects, trapped litter or overgrown plants for example.


  • More commonly in city centres, there can be build up of dust and dirt. This can result in blurred or blocked viewing of the CCTV cameras. In turn, this will prohibit the working performance of the CCTV camera.


  • Is the lens on the CCTV camera focused and fully functioning?


  • Have you checked that the CCTV camera is firmly attached to its pole or wall? If you have external cameras, it’s a good idea to double check this after a storm or bad weather.


  • Is the motion detection part of the CCTV camera still working as it should be?


As well as the regular CCTV maintenance checks on the cameras themselves, it’s important to check the elements of the CCTV systems too. This includes the monitors, switches, local recording equipment, hard drive and remote communication facilities too.

For the ultimate quality of your CCTV recordings and remote viewing, the quality of the image needs to be perfect. Make sure you check the brightness and contract settings to ensure they are adjusted correctly for your CCTV cameras and their locations.

The use of CCTV cameras protects the building, the goods and assets within the building, your employees, and your business as a whole. Regular CCTV maintenance is important. This is because it can save your business from thousands of pounds worth of damage as well as protect and safeguard employees within your business.

It is important to ensure that all CCTV cameras are regularly maintained. This is to make sure they are fit for purpose and compliant. That way, if the worst happens, you know you have the proof you need for any insurance claims and to help the police.