Maintaining your CCTV System

Daily CCTV operation check

Each day ensure there is movement for each camera and that the clock on the screen is advancing.

Weekly CCTV operation check

As above, plus perform playback from at least 1 period of the previous week.

Monthly CCTV operation check

As above, plus perform a DVD or USB back-up and check all devices are time sychronized.

Clean your Cameras on a regular basis

It's very important that you check how clean your cameras are by performing a playback from your cameras weekly, both at night and during the day.
The examples below show how dirty cameras effect your images

Maintaining your CCTV System

Benefits of keeping your CCTV cameras clean


6 Monthly CCTV operation Maintenance

Any filters inside recorders should be replaced and full parameter and diagnostic checks be performed in line with manufacturers’ specifications.
Accumulated dust and other particules should be removed from ventalation areas of head-end recorders, switches and other equipment.
Check batteries in UPS power supplies. These checks should be performed by a qualified CCTV technician.

Daylight Saving time check

After day light saving has started or ended check that the time on recorded footage is correct.

On Power spike or Power failure

When the power has been lost even if only for a few seconds you should check that all your cameras are up and the recorders are still recording.
This is best done about 10 minutes after the power has returned. For troubleshooting tips refer to Freedom VMS Troubleshooting Guide