CCTV maintenance

CCTV maintenance

CCTV Preventative maintenance tasks.

it’s important to remember you are supposed to regularly carry CCTV maintenance. Every premise is susceptible to the possibility of a break-in, and CCTV is an important safeguard that cannot be undervalued. A surveillance system is only as good as the CCTV maintenance and upkeep it is given.

Prevention is better than cure and it’s always best to frequently monitor the functionality of your cameras. If they were to fail during a break-in, you would regret not taking these steps. Over time the layout of your building can change, along with locations of desirable items. Therefore the current setup of your camera system may not be as useful as it once was, and will need to be reviewed or adjusted.

As part of carrying out a preventative maintenance of your CCTV equipment, our technician will conduct the following tasks:

  • CCTV Preventative maintenance tasks. Visually inspect all major components and connections for signs of deterioration or damage.
  • Inspect all control equipment (DVR, NVR, multiplexer, video switcher, telemetry units etc) for correct operation.
  • Check mains & power supplies and stand-by batteries including charging rates.
  • Visual inspection of environmental conditions for adverse effects, including growth or shrubbery obscuring camera views.
  • Check time and date settings in equipment and update the settings as appropriate.
  • Inspect the integrity of all cabling and sample check external insulation for damage.
  • Clean cable fixings for security.
  • Check auxiliary lighting equipment, infra-red units and photocells (if any) for correct operation.
  • Visual inspection of air vents are clear in all control equipment including PCs.
  • Clean cameras, lenses and housing surfaces as necessary.
  • Check all glands and seals on external equipment.
  • Clean control equipment surfaces including PC (if applicable).
  • Establish regular back-ups are taken.
  • Check camera is aligned to user specification, pictures for correct field of view and adjust as necessary.
  • Inspect brackets, towers and fixings for corrosion or damage. Check clamping bolts/brackets are tightened correctly.
  • Check wash/wipe units and wiper blades (if any) for correct operation and fill washer reservoir where necessary.
  • Inspect the quality of recording during day time and night time modes.
  • Check pan and tilt assembly (if any) including fixings, electrical connections and functions.
  • Test the satisfactory CCTV transmission of images to remote site (if applicable).
  • Endure warning signs are in place

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