The amount of preventative maintenance your CCTV cameras will need is dependent on their location and how easily knocked or damaged they are. We recommend doing preventative maintenance on your cameras monthly, quarterly, bi annual, or even annually. It just depends how many cameras you have and where they are located on the premises. This will ensure that they are functioning properly, pro long the life of the camera, and keeping your property protected.
Cameras can often get dirty effecting your view. Which the cameras will need to be cleaned to ensure that your view is not obstructed. This is especially for outside cameras. Dust, wind, weather, insects, or birds are some of the things that can add to your obstructed view. With outside cameras we suggest at least having preventative maintenance done about once a month. Interior cameras can be done quarterly, bi annual, or annually. Depending on the location of the camera.
Preventative maintenance includes things such as cleaning the lens, making sure the camera enclosure is clean and dry, making sure the seals on the camera have not been damaged, clearing out dust that may obstruct your view, and so on. Some preventative maintenance can also include ensuring the cables have not been torn and still are in tack, the DVR/NVR is still working properly, the UPS Battery is still functioning, and your video recording still works.
Surveillance camera preventative maintenance ensures your security system is functioning at the BEST level. Just like a vehicle, a well-maintained security system will run smoothly for longer. Regular preventative maintenance highlights your system’s strengths and weaknesses, which directly benefits your business’s overall security.