Maintaining Your CCTV Camera

When you have CCTV, your security camera system is an investment and one that should be maintained to keep it in good condition, otherwise it is an expensive repair job. We recommend to schedule regular system maintenance  to protect your investment and ensure that you’re getting the best performance out of your security system.

Carefully inspect all your indoor and outdoor cameras and look for signs of any corrosion. Be sure to replace any connectors that show signs of corrosion, because it can cause your equipment to short out. Check all power supplies to ensure that your system hasn’t lost power due to tampering, a storm, a burned out or some other unwanted event. If you have a UPS, take a look at the unit to make sure that the battery is fully charged and does not show any warning lights.

Check all your indoor and outdoor camera lenses for dust, smudges, water spots and other elements. Dirty lenses can make your camera useless because the video and image quality is affected simply because it changes the quality and also makes it impossible to see the image. Watch this helpful video to learn how to clean the lens of your security cameras.

During your semi-annual inspection review your camera positioning and setup to ensure they meet your current security needs. Also check the positioning of all your cameras to make sure they are not loose.