Home Security Camera Maintenance Guide – 5 Care Tips

Installing a security camera system is regarded as one of the most effective ways to reduce crime. However, it will require some effort to maintain it active and operational; a video surveillance system maintenance regimen is required. This article will go over our top duties for keeping video surveillance systems in good operating shape.

Basic maintenance routines for your outdoor security cameras can help to extend their lifespan. Given that so many small things may go wrong, maintenance is one of the most effective ways to keep your security camera up and operating and protecting your property. Let us look at some ways to get started. 


1. Clean The Lenses

Cleaning the lenses is an important element of any security camera maintenance. Keep rain, dust, and other environmental debris from harming the lens of the camera and its ability to record quality video feeds. Make cleaning each video lens a monthly ritual. When it comes to video camera lenses, birds and insects are a specific environmental concern. Burglars will occasionally use spray paint to obscure a camera lens. Examine the camera lens if the video coverage reveals a dark screen. 

Keep a professional camera lens kit available for cleaning the video camera lenses. These are inexpensive and come with everything you need to clean the lens securely and without damaging it.


2. Examine the Lens for Damage

Inspect the video camera lens for damage while cleaning it. Insects, such as mud daubers, may construct mud nests inside the lens housing, causing damage to the lens’s protective screen. If birds notice their reflections, they will peck at the glass. Certain bird species are extremely territorial and may attack their reflections in glass, mirrors, and other reflective surfaces. Wasps, like paper wasps or mud daubers, are also known to make nests in the lens cavity. Wasps can make excellent use of those limited areas.


3. Examine the Camera Housing

Water can harm the camera, fog lenses, and cause the video camera to stop working if it gets inside the housing. As a result, inspect the home at least seasonally and after big weather occurrences such as heavy winds, lightning, and so on.

If the camera pans, make sure the unit can move back and forth freely. If animals have been interfering with the box, consider erecting a wire enclosure around it to prevent them from accessing the chest. 

Check the wire connections if the housing is damaged. Wires can be chewed by animals, and rain can corrode wire connections. Both of these scenarios can render the video camera useless. The casing around the cameras is generally fairly durable, however, weather events might cause damage. 

Since foliage in landscaping grows regularly it can easily obscure the camera’s vision. Trim back bushes and tree limbs to allow the video camera an unobstructed shot of the landscape—review video feed footage to identify the probable line of sight objects. It is not uncommon for newly installed objects or items temporarily put in the camera’s range of vision to obstruct the view of a video camera. Examining the feed also aids in identifying these impediments.


4. Examine the Power Supply Components

Sometimes the problem with video surveillance systems is not with the parts but with the power source. Check that the power supply boxes are securely plugged in and in good operating order. They should not be placed in an area where they can overheat, as this can cause them to shut down or even spark a fire. When power is restored after a power loss, always check the power supply boxes. The shock of losing control and then regaining it might cause power supply boxes to fail.


5. Examine Power Strips and Wall Outlets

Power strips and wall plugs are also important components of video surveillance system maintenance. Many power strips include fuse circuits that trip if there is a power surge. It is critical to check these devices every time there is a power loss and regularly to ensure they are still operational. Check the connectivity of the power strips if any part of your video surveillance system loses power. Check the breaker fuse in addition to the wall socket. 




These five recommendations can assist you in keeping your video surveillance system operating at full performance. A crime scene video is only useful if it contains clear details. The video will be useless if segments are missing or the image is unclear. Keeping your system in peak form takes little time and has a huge payback.



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