5 Spring Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Your Business Security System
As we enter spring, countless people are taking the opportunity to clean their homes in preparation for the new season. Yet spring cleaning doesn’t just need to apply to households – businesses should also take advantage and get things cleaned!
One vital part of a business is its security system, but it’s not the first thing you think about during a spring clean, which is a shame as it will likely keep the system working optimally while ensuring it lasts for much longer.
Check out five spring cleaning and maintenance tips for your business security system:
1. Clean all camera lenses
Perhaps the most important cleaning you can do for your security system is the camera lens. Both indoor and outdoor cameras are susceptible to dirt and grime, so you want to remove any signs of these to keep the camera functioning at its best.
So, inspect all your cameras, keeping an eye out for dust, dirty streaks, and water spots. If spotted, gently clean the lenses with a special camera lens cleaning solution. The video feed should now be perfectly clear to protect your business.
2. Dust DVRs
The digital video recorder is an important component of a security system. It records all camera footage, allowing it to be reviewed or used for evidence, so you want it to always be working. A quick dusting is usually more than enough.
Dust the top using a microfiber cloth, and possibly consider using an electric computer blower to remove any internal dust build-ups.
3. Check fittings to ensure cameras are secure
Camera positions are very important for providing an appropriate live feed, so you want to make sure every camera is sitting in the right position. Furthermore, check the fittings to ensure that all cameras are not slack and free from vibrations.
Try to shake the camera to see how secure it is, checking to see there are no signs of vibration that may ruin the camera feed.
4. Inspect landscaping
Over the year, there is a chance that landscape features have become overgrown and block camera views. So, if you have any bushes, trees, vines, and other forms of plants and foliage surrounding your premises, check to see they haven’t impaired the camera feed.
If so, set out to cut away any overgrown areas to ensure the cameras have an unobstructed view of the outside area. Also, look around for signs of animal nests (e.g. birds, bees, squirrels) near the cameras that may prove a nuisance.
5. Examine wiring
Loose or damaged wiring is a bad sign for any security system, typically being the leading cause for faulty cameras. Examine all wiring connections to cameras and the DVR, checking for wear and tear and ensuring everything is securely in place.
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