If you want to make sure that your video surveillance camera is working at its optimum best you would need to perform regular maintenance. Ensuring that your camera is in proper working order is a great way of protecting your investment.
The following are some tips to ensure that your camera remains in mint condition:
Clip the landscaping
You have to make sure that the security camera should have an unobstructed view. If the landscaping is out of control, as a result of which you are unable to keep her look at the surroundings. The key is to neatly prune and clip all the wines and trees in the surrounding areas so that you can ensure an optimal viewing and prevent the view from becoming obstructed. Another benefit of trimming the landscape is that you would be able to get rid of the bird’s nest or wasp nets which may spring near your camera and create an obstruction in your view
Clean the CCTV security camera lens on a regular basis
The lens of the security cameras should be clear and shouldn’t have any specs of dirt and grime. If possible clean the lens to get rid of smudges and dust which may have settled on to it the dirty lens prevents you from getting a Clear View despite the fact that your camera might have a high resolution. Use a microfiber cloth to clean the lens and gently wipe it off.
Look at the camera enclosure
The camera enclosure should be free from any sort of moisture. You may need to check the cameras for any sort of condensation of water droplets. Make sure that the area is in closed properly so as to prevent the rainwater from getting onto the lens and obstructing the view.
Always take a look at the connection
Make sure that the camera is connected properly. If you see any corrosion around the connectors you may need to replace them immediately. If you do not change the corroded connectors it can have a negative impact on the surveillance system and cause a short circuit.
The cable should be connected properly to the video surveillance system
Take a close look at the cables which are connected to the surveillance cameras or the DVR. It is important for the cables to be connected in a secure way so as to ensure that the equipment is receiving the power. Be on the lookout for cables which look worn out or are splitting or cracking. If the wires of the cable are exposed they need to be replaced immediately. You need to ensure that the cable has a loop which you can create on your own by making a U shape with the cable to prevent the water from forming a pool and getting inside the CCTV camera.
Keeping all of these above mentioned things in mind would ensure that your CCTV security cameras are in proper working condition. The importance of security camera maintenance should not be ignored.