Prepare your CCTV system for Autumn & Winter
While there’s no shame in forgetting to tend to your CCTV, it remains the case that your system is likely to suffer without regular checks. In anticipation of the shortening days, lengthening nights and cooling temperatures, PSM have a few tips to help you minimise the false alarms and keep your cameras and detectors operating smoothly throughout the Autumn and Winter months.
Why not give yourself peace of mind and take care of things before it gets too cold?
Please check all lights are working. Operators can identify activity and detect threats much easier when the site is properly illuminated.
Please ensure camera lenses are free from cobwebs, condensation and other obstructions.
Loose debris / litter
Wind and rain can cause excessive activations by disturbing debris, litter, unsecure parasols or tarps, loose coverings and more. Proper housekeeping can lessen the number of false alarms, so please secure anything that might come loose.
Detector / beam equipment
Please ensure the detectors and beams are free of leaves, dirt, etc, as these can cause excessive false alarms.
Just like a car or boiler, remotely monitored CCTV systems require regular servicing. We suggest contacting your installer to arrange a service visit every 12 months as a minimum. If you do not have a regular installer, please contact us and we would be more than happy to introduce you to one of our approved companies.
It is worth remembering that the more your system is subjected to false alarms, the more your security is compromised, hence the importance of these simple checks.
Wishing you a lovely Autumn and Winter.
For further information, please email Kerry Jones at email@example.com
I’m co-founder of Professional Surveillance Management (PSM) Ltd. PSM has reinvented remote monitoring, allowing us to offer you unique and tailored CCTV solutions.