Regulations of video surveillance maintenance: 14 types of work

Similar to any technical equipment, the video surveillance system needs equipment maintenance. How often is it better to carry out technical maintenance of video surveillance systems? What are the maintenance regulations? Read about it further in this article.

What are the maintenance regulations of video surveillance?

For effective work of a large monitoring system, it is necessary to perform maintenance once in a while. High-quality, timely maintenance with observance of regulations will help to avoid the whole list of system operation failures during video recording, signal transmission from cameras, operation without electricity, and other processes.   

The maintenance regulations define the operations which must be included in the maintenance process of the equipment. Usually, the regulations consist of a whole list of operations. Each item of the regulations is repeated with its own frequency, depending on the degree of exposure to wear and tear, contamination of the equipment, and the amount of operating life of the parts.  

Do not forget about the fact that initially incorrect mounting and installation of video surveillance will eventually lead to the failure of the entire security system. There will be no point in it. Timely maintenance will help to identify and correct errors in the installation of equipment.

14 types of work and frequency

How often is it necessary to carry out maintenance? It depends on the desire and finances of the user. Just keep in mind that a certain frequency of the procedure is necessary for smooth operation and extension of the service life of the equipment. 

The passport to the equipment usually indicates the desirable terms for each type of maintenance according to the regulations. 

One way to comply with the frequency is to tie up a contract with a special service for monthly or trimestrial maintenance. Another option is to buy one-time maintenance for preventive maintenance or in case of a real failure or breakdown. 

It is necessary to carry out maintenance of the video surveillance system at least once a year. Otherwise,  an expensive video monitoring system will just break down at some point. This in turn will require more serious investment to restore the system. 

Don’t you agree that it is much more expensive than periodic preventive maintenance? It is maintenance that will eventually save a considerable amount of money on the operation of the service.  

What types of work are carried out during maintenance? Let’s highlight 14 main types: 

  1. Checking for damage, determining the strength of all parts and fasteners of the system. 
  2. Work suitability control.
  3. Work with elements that have failed: restoration, replacement, cleaning.
  4. Mechanical cleaning of dirt from video cameras.
  5. Mechanical cleaning of dirt from the outdoor housings.
  6. Cleaning the inside of the DVR unit.
  7. Checking software settings and parameters.
  8. Adjusting the cameras’ focus.
  9. Working with ventilation and cooling systems: repair, cleaning, diagnostic operation.  
  10.  Checking voltage levels in all system components.
  11.  Checking voltage levels in the uninterruptible power supply unit.
  12.  The setting of winter and summertime.
  13.  Monitor the battery.
  14.  Insulation check of electrical circuits.

Maintenance of Faceter surveillance systems

When you choose a cloud-based video surveillance service Faceter for using it on your smartphone, you do not need to think about the maintenance of the video surveillance system and the regulations of work. 

The main thing is that the camera, the charger, and the screen of the gadget work. For the successful operation of the service, you need only two smartphones and the installation of a special mobile application. The system is updated automatically, and the data storage is the responsibility of the provider, not the user. 

Only in the case of the presence of video cameras in the surveillance system, you will need standard regulations and compliance with the time requirements of the maintenance service.     


The possibilities of modern video surveillance have been constantly improving. Costly equipment is not always a synonym for the efficient operation of video surveillance systems. It’s enough to have a couple of inexpensive smartphones and turn to a professional provider. Faceter is a reliable partner that works smoothly in 24/7 mode.  

Александр Вебер

Alexander Weber

Specialist in video surveillance, video analytics, cloud storage systems. Consultant on the integration of video surveillance systems and tools in various business sectors. Over 10 years of industry experience.

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