With fall fast approaching, now’s a good time to start thinking about your annual camera equipment tune-up. Taking care of your system is like maintenance on your vehicle – if you take the time and effort to maintain your system, the longevity will be extended.
Some things to typically address include:
- Cleaning lenses/domes
- Checking system power supplies to ensure they are strong
- Ensuring that exposed camera cable lines aren’t damaged by sun or other exposure to the elements
- Verifying viewing images aren’t blurry, and are free from wavy lines
- Checking that cameras are working and recording properly
Where we’re headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, we’re ending our monsoon season, so now’s the time to start thinking about the damage that the wind, rain, and dust may have done to the camera equipment at your properties.
Keeping the lenses and domes clean should be a top priority, since a clean, crisp view from the camera to assess the condition of your environment is ideal for our technicians (or whomever is monitoring through your equipment) to successfully watch over your property.
This maintenance is especially important if you have an unmonitored camera system that isn’t checked/used regularly by a live person since damage that affects performance can go unnoticed for weeks, or even months, and you could find yourself unexpectedly without footage at a time when you need it most.
If you want to make sure your camera equipment is checked but have no idea where to begin and would like some assistance with this maintenance, we’re happy to assist. Although we are not an equipment company, we will gladly recommend a company to you who can perform this maintenance.