These Commons CCTV Mistakes Can Make Your System Worthless!

Posted by on 23/12/2015 07:19:00

Every day, businesses are failing to catch shoplifters or effectively capture records of antisocial behaviour. For the most part, this is because their surveillance systems are configured or installed incorrectly or not working at all. One of the major reasons for this is simply because taking thetime to ensure that your security systems are working can seem like a waste of time.

Here at Global Vue, we have helped a range of businesses to improve their security with the latest CCTV systems in Reading, and we have seen a range of issues which have made video surveillance security systems absolutely worthless.

Security System Mistakes That Could Really Cost You!

  • Working Cameras – It may sound obvious, but cameras which aren't actually working are a real issue for many businesses. It could be anything from an old power outage, old models not running as they should or even a result of user error, but you need to ensure that your cameras are working as often as possible.

    We'd recommend checking them at least once every quarter and more often than that if possible! Cameras of all kinds, from the cheapest version to the high-quality models that we provide, can hang, lose focus or end up getting fried by a power surge or outage, and if you don't check on them routinely, it is likely that you'll only realise that they haven't been working when you actually need them.
  • Is The System Actually Recording? – This is a surprisingly common issue aswell; sure, the cameras might be working and everything looks fine, but when you come to recover CCTV footage you'll realise that there's nothing there.When you make any configuration changes, the power source cuts out or if anyoneelse has been playing around with the system, then there is a chance that thesystem will not automatically start to record again.

    After anything like those we've listed, take the time to double check whether the system is actually recording.
  • Is Everything Plugged In? – This is particularly common in the service industry, particularly in bars and restaurants. Often, these establishments will go through a few owners and have renovation take place on the property. Cameras are often left unplugged from the DVR itself, meaningthat they could be turned on, but not actually transmitting the informationanywhere.
  • Do You Have Enough Space? – This is one of the worst case scenarios for many businesses; everything was working just like it should – the DVR was recording, the cameras were in their perfect position, but when you come to pick up the recording something's missing.

    Many systems, when they run out of space, will simply start overwriting the videos they have already recorded, which can be devastating if your needed video was one of those that were deleted.

Choose A Reliable Provider Of CCTV Systems In Reading; Choose Global Vue

Here at Global Vue, we can provide a diverse range of CCTV systems in Reading for businesses and homeowners of all kinds. There are a range of other questions that you need to ask yourself when it comes to creating a truly effective CCTV system in Reading which will help you to protect your property from criminal or antisocial behaviour, including whether your security cameras are actually in the right place, or are the right models for their requirements.


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