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7 Regular Maintenance For Your Home Security Cameras

July 13, 2018

Regular maintenance for your home security cameras will keep your cameras up and running.

 

You can count on them to be operational when you need them. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your cameras are always working properly.

At ICU Protection we offer maintenance to all our camera customers. Ask a member of our team for more information.

 

1. Trim your landscaping.

Nature has a habit of growing and changing as seasons change and years go by. The foliage that once provided a convenient hiding place for your camera has now obstructed the camera’s view of your property.

With a little work, your home security cameras and landscaping can live in harmony once again.

 

2. Deal with critters.

Arkansans know how to deal with critters. Bugs make their home in the hidden corners of the exterior of your house. These hidden corners also offer great spots for exterior home security cameras. Make sure no critters have damaged or built their home around your cameras.

If a dangerous critter has made their home around your camera—say a hornet’s nest—call a professional exterminator.

 

3. Check on the data being recorded.

If data is not being recorded, there is something wrong with your cameras and you should give Billy Mac a call at 501-205-1333.

It is best to fix an issue with your camera before footage is lost. However, checking your home security camera footage every once and a while is essential to keeping your system up and running. Look for poor image quality or missing data to determine if there is a problem.

 

4. Check the digital recording device.

Dust the DVR that is collecting the data from your home security cameras often. DVR have cooling fans just like a computer. If too much dust collects on the DVR, the cooling fans won’t function properly, putting your DVR and the data being recorded at risk.

Depending on how your system is set up, you may need to download the data from the hard drive every once and awhile. Even with motion activated cameras, the data collection builds up over time.

 

5. Look for corrosion.

Inspect the wires connected to your home security cameras. If you notice any wear, contact Billy Mac. It is much better to replace a wire before it is no longer functioning.

 

6. Look for moisture problems with the camera housing.

Are your cameras protected by housing? Make sure there is no moisture in the housing. Moisture indicates that the housing is not waterproof and your camera risks being damaged by rain.

 

7. Clean the lenses of your cameras.

This is one of the more frequent maintenance needs your home security cameras have. Your lenses should be cleaned at least twice a year. We recommend making this easier by making or buying a cleaning tool that will reach your lense while you are still on the ground.