5 Tips to Maintain Your Video Surveillance System

With more than 20 years in the security industry, South Florida-based P&O Global Technologies is a leader in surveillance camera system installations, using the latest closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems that the industry has to offer. But what good is a top-of-the-line product if you aren’t maintaining it? By maintaining your surveillance equipment properly, you are not only improving its longevity but also increasing its efficiency. P&O shares quick tips on how to maintain your security surveillance systems.

Check your exterior cameras and weatherproofing.

Have your cameras checked for collected water, condensation and dirt, to confirm that the camera enclosures are still protecting the units from the elements. Too much sunlight or water exposure can damage your cameras. If you like your exterior cameras but think they need more protection to increase their longevity, you may want to consider covering them with an additional protective casing.

Check the power supply.

Check the power supplies to your CCTV security systems to ensure that there is no loss of power due to thunderstorms, tampering or other unwanted events. You may also want to check that your surveillance cameras are receiving their recommended power requirements using a voltmeter. Otherwise, the camera may fail, and it is always less expensive to replace the power supply than buy a new security camera.

Change the backup battery frequently.

Having a battery backup for your surveillance camera can help you keep your monitoring system running during short-term power outages. If you don’t have a battery backup, your camera system will shut off instantly when there is a power surge. It’s important to change this battery backup frequently or check the storage. The length of the life of the battery depends on the power stored. If the backup battery runs out of stored power, it will no longer function.

Check your landscape or surroundings.

Addressing any landscaping issues may be one of the first ways you can maintain your CCTV system on your own. Look at the area where the cameras have been placed to check for any obstructions. Trim back any branches or overgrown hedges to make sure the camera’s views aren’t blocked.

Schedule routine maintenance.

Have your lenses cleaned regularly. You can check the lenses for dust, smudges, water spots and other issues from time to time. Specifically, dirty lenses affect the image and video quality of the camera. Be sure to have any any connectors that show signs of corrosion replaced, because this kind of deterioration can cause your equipment to short.

The frequency of CCTV maintenance and CCTV repair can vary greatly depending upon the manufacturer, condition and location of the equipment. In Florida, there are all sorts of weather conditions that you need to protect your outdoor cameras from (rain, high temperatures, etc.). Contact us today for questions on maintenance solutions, to schedule routine system upkeep to protect your investment and ensure that you’re getting the best performance out of your security system. Call us at 954-616-0600 or email info@pogt.net.

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