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Do your systems work correctly?

It’s great that you have installed CCTV cameras at your home or business. It’s also important to make sure they are regularly maintained to make sure theyre working properly. In this blog post, we look at why your CCTV needs regular maintenance. How do you know if your CCTV Cameras are working efficiently, well carry on reading to find out.

To ensure that your CCTV camera systems are working as they should be, you need to complete regular CCTV maintenance. One of the things you need to look out for when maintaining your CCTV cameras is the field of view of the lens. Or is there anything blocking the view such as an overgrown tree, a bird’s nest, or general dust and debris?

How often have you cleaned your system?

If you live in a city or town centre environment, you may notice that you have a build-up of dust and dirt. This can prohibit the performance of your CCTV cameras. There is often airborne pollution that settles in the town and city environments. The CCTV camera lens or dome needs to be cleaned to ensure optimal performance. Ensure that your lens is focused and fully functional as well.

If your CCTV camera is mounted on a wall or post, make sure it is firmly attached. If it is dropping then it may be recording the wrong area, or it could drop and become unrepairable. Make sure that you check the motion detection is working too if you have this feature on your CCTV camera system.

As well as checking the camera itself, you need to check the elements that make up the CCTV system. This includes monitors, switches and local recording equipment. It also includes any remote communication facilities such as an IP network or broadband connection for example.

Take the time to check the quality of the image on the monitor too. The image must be clear. For the clearest possible image from your CCTV cameras, make sure your brightness and contrast settings are adjusted correctly.

If you are looking to enhance the effectiveness of your system, why not consider remote monitoring and video analytics? Any suspicious activity can be alerted to you in real time this way.

Want to know more? Give our CCTV security experts a call.