Prevent system malfunction & failure to deter theft
As the term implies, CCTV preventative maintenance involves regularly testing the functionality of CCTV surveillance equipment to reduce the probability of a malfunction or failure.
Maintaining systems regularly will ensure CCTV systems are working to their optimum performance and that images recorded and stored are fit for purpose, are of evidence quality and could be used as admissible evidence for purposes of investigation or for use in courts of law.
Preventative maintenance is an essential part of ensuring continuous surveillance and helps to deter break-ins, theft and the overall security of the area(s) being monitored.
To avoid any lapses in surveillance monitoring, CCTV system maintenance is usually carried out whilst all devices are still in operation. This regular inspection should be planned as part of the overall security system maintenance checklist requirements of the business.
It is also a good idea to organise the inspection date so that any spare parts that may be needed are readily available.
In summary, preventative maintenance increases confidence in the entire security scheme, and is often a written legal requirement as well as a condition of commercial building insurance.