Common CCTV Problems

Common CCTV Problems

Poor Video Quality


One of the most common issues faced by a large proportion of CCTV systems is poor video quality. This can manifest itself as blurry images, or ineffective viewing quality in the dark.


To combat this, consider adjusting the camera focus, or upgrading to a higher-resolution, better-quality camera. 


For example, a 5MP CCTV camera with full-colour night vision will ensure great picture quality in both daytime and nighttime. 

Camera Not Recording


Sometimes, you could experience issues when your CCTV cameras aren’t recording as expected.


To ensure the camera keeps rolling, you’ll need to ensure that you have enough storage and that your recording settings are correctly optimised.


If you’re capturing and keeping a large amount of footage, it could be beneficial to purchase a hard drive for your CCTV recordings, to ensure that it’s all safe and stored correctly.

Connectivity Issues


Another common CCTV issue is connectivity problems. A strong, stable connection is absolutely essential for effective surveillance.


If you’re experiencing any kind of signal dropouts or lag, you’ll need to ensure that your WiFi signal is strong enough, or even consider using a wired connection.


To help boost the signal, wireless access points could be used to extend your existing Wi-Fi coverage and limit weak coverage.

Inaccurate Motion Detection


Sometimes, you could experience false alarms or missing alerts due to inaccurate motion detection.


It’s important to ensure that your motion detection settings are configured properly or that you’re using a system with advanced detection capabilities to ensure you’re getting notified at the right time!

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Traditionally, CCTV cameras had a fairly limited field of view, and this may be an issue if you’re using an older system.


To ensure you’re capturing everything and not missing important areas, it’s recommended to use wide-angle lenses or PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) cameras to cover a larger area.

Conclusion


In conclusion, CCTV systems are becoming increasingly important for the protection of businesses and residential properties.


However, opting for low-quality, unoptimised systems can lead to issues and you might not be as protected as you think.


Here at Blake UK, we provide a wealth of top-quality CCTV products and accessories. So whether you’re looking to upgrade your current system, or are starting from scratch, we’ve got you covered.


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