Home » Blog » Why maintain a commercial CCTV system?

Why maintain a commercial CCTV system?

Imagine there has been a break-in at your commercial premises or some malicious damage has been done to property or vehicles. You may be thinking great, I’ll have the culprits filmed on CCTV and at least I can try to seek a prosecution!

However, now imagine the disappointment when you access your system and rewind to watch the recording only to find that the scenes have either failed to record, or the images are too obscured by dirt or overgrown trees to be admissible in court?

How gutted will feel that your chances of delivering high definition quality images as evidence to the Police to secure a prosecution have been hampered?

Also, very often the presence of a well maintained CCTV system is also a condition laid down by an insurer before commercial insurance protection is valid. Therefore, another consequence is that your insurance could be invalidated for failure to maintain your CCTV system properly.

These scenario’s are far more likely to happen if the maintenance of your commercial CCTV systemand equipment is neglected and you have failed to have it regularly serviced and inspected.

Security and the provision of evidence are just two of many benefits to installing a CCTV system and ensuring it is regularly maintained. Other advantages include cost reduction. CCTV camera’s can be monitored from one remote location and used to monitor multiple sites, reducing the need for a physical manned security presence at each site. CCTV can also help with marketing, dishonesty and loss prevention.

One way to ensure CCTV maintenance is carried out regularly is to appoint a quality assured company like Tecserv UK who offer CCTV maintenance agreements. A CCTV maintenance agreement helps to maintain the reliability of your system and minimise the occurrence of emergency called outs to repair faulty equipment. This also helps to plan finance control budgets.

During these inspection our qualified and trained engineers will test and inspect all equipment to ensure it is functioning as intended. Tecserv is accredited by the Security Systems and Inspections Board (SSAIB) to design, install and maintain CCTV systems in accordance to the SSAIB code of practice SS2003.

If you are considering installing CCTV in your business premises or would like to discuss how Tecserv UK can help to maintain your current CCTV system, why not call us for a free, no obligation discussion. We will help you review your risks and suggest the most cost-effective surveillance solution.




Steve Ellis

Steve has worked in the Fire and Security industry for over 15 years in a variety of roles; beginning as a service engineer and progressing through to managerial positions. He has an extensive knowledge of different alarm systems and is very customer focused.

Posted on: 1 May 2019
Posted in: Advice, CCTV, News