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Having a CCTV system is important for your home or business, but it’s even more important to have a working one. A non-functioning system leaves your property vulnerable to theft and danger. Just like how it’s important to go to the doctor annually for a check-up, it’s important to perform a routine CCTV system maintenance to ensure that your system is working. If you don’t know how to do a CCTV system maintenance, here is a quick checklist of things that you can do.

Camera & Lens

  • Clean the inside and outside of the camera and its housing.
  • Wipe any dust off of the camera lens.
  • Verify that the camera lens is focused and adjusted properly.
  • Reposition the camera to point in the direction needed.
  • Make sure that the camera is securely mounted to the ceiling or wall.
  • Test the camera’s functions (pan, tilt, zoom) to make sure they are working properly.

Wiring & Cables

  • Check all the wires and cables for any signs of wear or fraying.
  • Make sure that all cables are connected into ports properly and securely.
  • Make sure that your wires are transmitting sound and images without any distortion.

Monitors & Control Equipment

  • Wipe any dust off of monitors and other equipment.
  • Make sure monitors are displaying a clear picture.
  • Check that all connectors and cables are secure and not loose.
  • Make sure that the security footage is showing the correct time and date stamp.

A lot of people forget to check up on their system, but performing a routine CCTV system maintenance is important to ensure that it’s functioning properly. These simple steps are just a few things you can do to keep your CCTV system in good health, but keep in mind that this process is not as comprehensive as a professional maintenance. For the best performance, be sure to contact a qualified professional for a full CCTV system maintenance service and perform checkups yourself in between visits.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions. You can call us at 877-926-2288 or connect with us on social media
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