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CCTV Maintenance Checklists

Replace your CCTV logbooks with a digital record-keeping mobile app to track all repairs and support insurance claims

Published 16 Aug 2021

What is CCTV Maintenance?

Closed-circuit television or CCTV maintenance is a preventive measure to ensure that surveillance equipment is operational. It is performed by security and facility teams to pre-identify defects and damages to avoid substandard performance and expensive damage costs.

Featured CCTV Maintenance Checklists

This article briefly discusses:

  1. The importance of performing CCTV maintenance;
  2. How often CCTV maintenance checks should be conducted;
  3. Technology to help you conduct efficient CCTV maintenance checks; and
  4. Free downloadable CCTV maintenance checklist templates

Why Perform CCTV Maintenance?

CCTVs help keep businesses’ property and employees safe and secure, but they require regular maintenance to be effective. CCTV maintenance is performed to achieve three core objectives:

  1. Ensure surveillance equipment works: physical and visual checks are performed to identify operational defects. Early detection saves both time and money.
  2. Blind spots are identified: system setups should change as focus areas change. Regular checks can help identify blind spots and points of risk.
  3. Accurate recordkeeping: serves as a record to support insurance claims in the event of incident and damage.

How often should CCTV Maintenance be done?

In general, the frequency of CCTV maintenance activities are subject to the quality and age of the CCTV system, but it is often recommended that these be scheduled at least annually. Further, CCTV owners are also advised to consult with CCTV professionals on how they can perform monthly routine checks on their own to identify potential defects early on and minimize the risk of costly repairs or replacements; owners can use a customized CCTV maintenance checklist to help with their monthly checks and improve the lifespan of their CCTV units.

Using CCTV Maintenance Checklists and Logbooks

CCTV camera maintenance inspections are performed anywhere between daily and monthly, depending on specific security requirements.

CCTV maintenance checklists and logbooks are tools used to instruct and document these inspections. A CCTV maintenance checklist generally captures the following:

  • Visual and physical condition of the camera, wiring, and control equipment;
  • Any physical defects found;
  • Assessment of focus areas and blind spots; and
  • Signature, date, and time of inspection to verify maintenance checks

Using Mobile Applications to replace your CCTV Logbooks

Paper-based CCTV maintenance checklists and logs are burdensome for security teams to gather and keep records of. The inability to take photos makes identifying repair work challenging. Tracking completed inspections and repair work is painful and losing paperwork can place future insurance claims at risk.

iAuditor by SafetyCulture can replace your CCTV checklists and logbooks into one powerful mobile application. Perform paperless CCTV inspections, take unlimited photos of equipment and surrounding sites and automatically save all records securely online.

To save you time, we have built 3 CCTV Maintenance Checklist Templates you can download and use with the iAuditor mobile app. All templates are 100% customizable and free to use:

SafetyCulture Content Specialist

Jona Tarlengco

Jona Tarlengco is a content writer and researcher for SafetyCulture since 2018. She usually writes about safety and quality topics, contributing to the creation of well-researched articles. Her 5-year experience in one of the world’s leading business news organisations helps enrich the quality of the information in her work.

Jona Tarlengco is a content writer and researcher for SafetyCulture since 2018. She usually writes about safety and quality topics, contributing to the creation of well-researched articles. Her 5-year experience in one of the world’s leading business news organisations helps enrich the quality of the information in her work.