Tips On Security System Maintenance During Winter

Posted by Global Vue on 04/02/2016 13:00:00

Although we've got through much of winter already, now isn't the time to neglect your security cameras! Whether you've still got any snow ahead, or you're dealing with the freezing rain that has pounded the country for the past few weeks, it is essential to remember that extremely cold temperatures can really make an impact on the performance of your security cameras and your system as a whole.

Every kind of camera, from IP to HD TVI CCTV is vulnerable to the damage that exceedingly cold and terrible weather conditions can cause. By following these tips, you can actively work to improve your CCTV system's condition throughout the next few weeks and into Spring.

Maintain Your HD TVI CCTV Systems In Cold And Adverse Weather

Check Your Video Security Camera Enclosures – A camera enclosure is your system's first line of defence against the potential damage caused by the weather. The climates of winter, later autumn and early spring can all be extremely harsh for your security cameras. You need to ensure that your external cameras' enclosures are effective at providing high levels of protection from the elements.

Remember to check, on a regular basis, to see if your external cameras have been damaged at all; any dents, gaps or cracks in the enclosure, or “shell", of your camera can quickly turn into a major problem.If applicable, remember to regularly clear away any snow or ice which accumulates on your camera enclosure throughout the entire season.

Inspect Camera Lenses – This is a tip that is applicable throughout the entire year. By ensuring that your camera's lens remains clean and undamaged, either from dust, dirt, snow, ice or water, you can make certain that your cameras continue to work as effectively as possible.

If you are making the most of HD TVI CCTV, it is extremely important that you regularly check the lenses, as a damaged lens can severely impact the quality of the pictures or video that you record.

To clean your camera, you can start by spraying a can of compressed air directly against the lens to blow away loose dirt and debris which often attaches itself to these lenses. If necessary, you can even use a smooth, damp cloth to bring your lens back up to its high-quality.

Take A Look At Camera Connectors – Even if your cameras make it through the winter season without developing any problems, there is no guarantee that your connection will have done. Many people are quick to replace their cameras if they aren't working, but it can often be much quicker and cheaper to trial different connectors before replacing anything.

Protecting Your Video Security Systems, With Global Vue

At Global Vue, we provide only the very best HD TVI CCTV and IP systems to our customers, but they are not invulnerable to the damaging effects of the weather. It is essential that you protect your investment by checking on your exterior cameras on a regular basis.

For more information on the best ways to protect your CCTV from the elements, or if you feel like it is time to upgrade to the very best in modern closed-circuit television, get in touch with our professional team today on 0844 544 3955. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us via email at

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