We are all aware that business premises are targets for burglaries, with expensive equipment and stock being vulnerable from a security point of view. This is one of the main reasons that businesses are investing in security systems.

If you have a CCTV system at your business, it is very important to ensure your system is regularly and correctly maintained.

Why is CCTV maintenance so important?

Every business is vulnerable to the possibility of a break-in. CCTV is an important deterrent but having a good security system installed is only as good as the maintenance and upkeep it is given. With most security systems installed nowadays are of high quality, they still can be liable to suffer the occasional issue or glitch, which can compromise the effectiveness of the system.  Regular maintenance checks of your CCTV systems can identify any technical problems which can then be addressed in a timely way.

The best ways to maintain a CCTV system

Taking the time every few months to do some general maintenance checks on your CCTV system could save you a lot of time, hassle and expense in the future. Focus on three main areas – the camera lens, wiring and the monitors.

Camera Lens

  • Check the lens is adjusted correctly and in focus
  • Clean any dust or marks from the camera lens
  • Trim back any trees or plants that may be obstructing the view
  • If you have motion detector sensors, check they are working correctly

Wiring

  • Check for any wear and tear or exposed wires
  • Check for any wiring that has become loose

Monitors

  • Check the monitors are showing a clear picture
  • Clean all monitors of dust and grime
  • Check the correct date and time stamp is set

Why is it so important to have a fully operational security system?

Having a fully working CCTV system is a crucial part of helping to protect your business for many different reasons including:

Deterring any criminal activity

The sight of a CCTV camera on business premises straight away acts as a visual deterrent to any criminals.

Reduces theft from retails business

Installing a CCTV system on your premises can help to reduce the risk of shoplifting and theft from retail stores.

Provide staff protection

A CCTV system can keep a record of any deliveries or visitors entering the building, which is essential for staff safety and protection. CCTV can also help with any false claims against members of your staff as visual evidence of any situation can easily be viewed again.

Our expert team at Glevum Security can always keep watch when you can’t with our state-of-the-art control centre, assessing and analysing each situation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Contact our team today to find out more: 01452 729713.