Common CCTV System Mistakes 1

Surveillance security cameras have gained a lot of popularity as an effective means of security over the years. Lots of people are fortifying their homes and businesses with these systems because they keep burglars at bay and keep people safe. There are many benefits to CCTV systems, but if you have limited knowledge about your system, you can make costly mistakes. It can lead to damage and losses beyond recovery. Here is a list of three tips to help you prevent these mistakes with your CCTV system.

Cleaning your DVR

Most people do not check to see if their DVR is dust and dirt free. It is easy to forget to clean your system because not everyone checks their system daily. It is important to check up on your system regularly so you can be sure it is running smoothly. DVRs build up a lot of dust from the cooling fan that brings in cooler air. The build-up of dust can damage the fan and cause the DVR to overheat. An easy way to clean your DVR is to use a computer dust spray. This will give your DVR and hard drive longevity.

Expecting CCTV on Your Smartphone

Most customers ask for a CCTV system that you can view from your smartphone. This is possible through settings set up in the router or modem at the location of the system. Although, if the router or modem is replaced, then all the settings to see the camera footage have gone. It is important to call your security systems provider if that is the situation so that they can get your remote access capabilities to reset.

Cameras Looking Through a Window

Customers tend to ask for cameras to be aimed outside of windows to look at particular areas. This also means they typically want night vision. The problem with this is that the cameras will have Infrared LEDs to enable night vision, which cannot look out of windows. The IR will bounce off of the glass and shoot back into the camera lens and give you a washed-out image. The way to solve this problem is to mount the camera outside. You could also get a camera that has low light abilities and place it where there is a light source.

Wrap Up

If you are looking to install or upgrade a surveillance security system, give us a call at (877)-926-2288 today or log on! We have trained professionals who are ready to help. We can walk you through the process start to finish and help you select the best home security cameras for you and survey your property to decide on the most optimal locations.

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