Today video security systems have become critical to homes, business and public places around the world. To make sure it is operating correctly is an important factor. This requires routine system healthy check-ups and maintenance. So here are some tips for maintaining a well-functioning video security system.
TIP ONE: KEEP LENSES AND PROTECTIVE COVERS CLEAN.
It’s always a good idea to keep your CCTV camera lenses and protective glass/bubbles clean. Dirt can be a problem to your CCTV cameras, blocking it’s view and leaving it susceptible to further damage. At night this dirt on the lenses will reflect IR (infrared light) making night images blurred and hazy. Hence not having clear images. Our team at Phenom Electrotech (U) Ltd has all it takes to keep your CCTV camera lenses and bubbles clean, clear and giving you a sharp and clear image.
TIP TWO: CHECK THE SYSTEM TIME.
It is also important to keep the system’s time setting accurate because incorrect settings may cause trouble in finding and playing back recorded videos, matching the video to the actual occurrence time or even over-writing valuable video on the hard drive. Here are some time sync methods to always keep your system accurate. Network Time Protocol (NTP), Manual Time Sync, and finally sync camera time with NVR/DVR. For more info, contact Phenom Electrotech (U) Ltd.
TIP THREE: CHANGE PASSWORD REGULARLY.
Security systems hold a load of important data, keeping that data safe is a major priority. If a password does not get changed regularly, or if a user keeps using the default password, an unauthorized person may easily login to the system and gain access to your data. That’s why need to use strong passwords and change them regularly. If you forget your password, here are tips on how to reset your password explained in our “How to reset my password” blog.
TIP FOUR: HARD DRIVE DETECTION.
Our fourth tip is to point out that long-term read and write operation, unexpected power loss or vibrations may cause hard disk failures. Such a failure may endanger your video data. To prevent that from happening, there two steps that need to be taken. S.M.A.R.T SETTING & BAD SECTOR DETECTION. S.M.A.R.T information can help us get the hard drive’s health status and know when to replace it. A “Bad Sector” in computing refers to a sector on a disk storage unit that is permanently damaged. When damaged, all data stored on that sector will be lost. When such a sector in identified, it’s always best to replace the hard disk as soon as possible. At Phenom Electrotech (U) Ltd, we pride in providing you with the right and best solutions for your CCTV security system.
TIP FIVE: EMPLOYING MANAGED SERVICES
Our fifth and final tip is to mention that cloud-based service is a smart choice for maintaining system healthy for both service providers and end users. When authorized by the client, Phenom Electrotech (U) Ltd can be notified when your system fails in a timely manner and check and resolve problems remotely with Hikvision’s Hik-ProConnect platform. And the client can rely on Phenom Electrotech’s professional service to help keep their systems operating well by receiving system health monitoring services. It helps simplify the way clients comprehend and minimizes after sale costs.