- Inspect Cameras for Any Signs of Corrosion or Damage
Make sure to carefully check all your surveillance cameras both inside and outside of your establishment to see whether any of its parts are damaged or rusting. If there are signs of corrosion or damage, it is best to have the faulty parts replaced immediately to avoid further problems in the future.
- Clean Camera Lenses to Capture Clear Images
Cleaning camera lenses are a basic requirement in surveillance security system maintenance, considering that dirty and dusty lenses result in blurred and indistinguishable images. Use a microfiber cloth or any cleaning material that is made specifically for cleaning camera lenses without scratching or damaging its surface.
- Clean Your Network Video Recorder (NVR) or Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
The NVR or DVR will gather dust and dirt after a period of time and this should be cleaned regularly to keep it in good running condition. Do not use a damp rag cloth to wipe it clean but use a dry microfiber cloth instead to effectively gather dust and dirt.
- Inspect the Position of the Camera
Check the position of all your surveillance cameras to ensure that they are still responsive to your needs. Adjust the camera position if needed to address your immediate security concerns. Moreover, make sure that the cameras are all still firmly in place and not loose.
- Inspect Your Camera Housing
While your exterior camera housing is weatherproof and meant to protect your camera, it does not mean that you can just leave it alone. Carefully inspect your camera housing for signs of corrosion, dirt, and possible leaks so you can replace it immediately. Also, clean the clear glass or plastic dome with the appropriate cleaner to keep the image sharp.
- Inspect Your Cable Connections
Make sure that your security cables are connected properly so that your surveillance camera will continue working without a hitch. Check for any signs of deterioration as well so you can readily replace them before they are no longer serviceable.
- Check Video Recordings Regularly
Make sure to regularly check if your surveillance cameras are still recording properly so that you can fix it immediately. Otherwise, something might happen and you would be surprised to find that you do not have any recordings of the incident.