Why is maintenance of your CCTV so important?


Why is maintenance of CCTV so important?

Businesses may be targeted by criminals in a whole range of ways. Therefore, a range of protective measures may need to be deployed, to mitigate the risks posed by breaches of security or the devastating impact of fire.

The correct choice of a combination of systems is vital – as is the correct choice of provider(s).

Business owners and managers are increasingly responsible for determining and managing the risk of fire and security – not just to the business premises and continuity, but also to personnel employed. Owners and managers must demonstrate that they have taken all reasonable precautions to mitigated risk and/or ensure the safety or personnel within the workplace.

Using SSAIB-certificated providers will demonstrate that you have endeavoured to meet or exceed your insurer’s requirements.

Every business and home is susceptible to the possibility of a break-in, and CCTV is an important safeguard that cannot be undervalued. But a surveillance system is only as good as the maintenance and upkeep it is given:

7 Tips to Maintain Your Video Surveillance System:

1. Prune and Clip Landscaping. Look around. …
2. Clean Lenses. Inspect all of your outdoor and indoor security camera lenses. …
3. Inspect Camera Housing. …
4. Check Connectors for Corrosion. …
5. Ensure Cabling is Securely Connected to Your Video Surveillance System. …
6. Remove Dust from Your DVR or NVR. …
7. Examine Your Power Supplies.

As well as your personal checks, it’s also wise to get trained professionals to conduct an assessment at least once a year to carry out a more comprehensive review of your system with an expert’s eye. Having a security systems provider that you can trust will ensure peace of mind for you – as well as demonstrating to your insurer that you have acted responsibility to protect your business.

This decision need not be left down to luck; it can be an informed choice, if you select an SSAIB-certificated company. Here at Select 1, not only can we supply and install CCTV we also offer maintenance packages to ensure the longevity of your system.

 

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