Access Control & CCTV Systems

Alarm Repairs – Access Control Systems

Alarm systems are commonplace within offices, industrial facilities and homes, and they’ve been used over the past few decades to help to deter criminal activity and even prevent crimes from taking place at all. Keeping an alarm system in working order can take a bit of work, and it’s best left to the professionals, but knowing the sort of problems that you’re most likely to face can make a lot of difference.
Faulty Cables
Cables are responsible for transferring a lot of data between a camera and recording system, and they are often more than capable of lasting for years and years without interruption. There are times where a fault in a cable may occur, and this is often the easiest problem to deal with. As with all electrical repairs; it’s a good idea to call in a professional repair specialist. They’ll check out the length of the cable, locate the area that has suffered damage or fault, and then replace it as necessary.
Blurring Lens
A common problem with CCTV cameras relates to the loss of focus, and this typically occurs if the receptor suffers damage from debris or liquid. If either of these events have happened, then the interior of the camera will need to be accessed. As there are dozens of small components present, it’s never a good idea to try the repair yourself (unless the blur is being caused by an external piece of debris that can be wiped from the lens). Once the debris or liquid has been sufficiently removed, then the focus should be able to adjust automatically.
Time Delay
Depending on the type of security system installed, there may be a time delay between recording and play back. This is most common with older alarm systems, or those that use an excessive amount of cabling. The best way to reduce the amount of time between recordings and play back, is to reduce the length that the data has to travel. This can be done by eliminating the distance between the recorder and the cameras, or by shortening the length by running the cable along a different route.
For wireless systems, the only way to improve the time delay is to reduce the distance between the Wi-Fi receiver and the connected devices. Consider reducing clutter between the pair, and closed doors/ windows can also take their toll, so always bear these factors in mind.
Power Cuts
There are times where an alarm system can suffer with power cuts, and the first thing to investigate is the power source itself. If the alarm system is connected to a mains power supply, then the chances are that it will lose power if a power cut occurs. For this reason, many people opt to install a dedicated power supply for the security alarm system. This can be via battery, or separate cabling that directs to a backup power source, and as long as this source is allowed to run uninterrupted; there’s no reason that the system should suffer with any loss of power.