CCTV interferences vary from mild static to total power loss. Unfortunately, even minor, insignificant issues may already compromise your home’s security. As a homeowner, you should strive to maintain a well-functioning security camera system all day, every day. FBI statistics even show that burglars attack every 30 seconds.
What causes interferences on security cameras? The most common causes include improper camera configuration, poor lighting, power supply issues, shielding damage on cables, flimsy cable installation, improperly terminated output, LED damage, and electrical configuration mismatch.
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Common Security Camera Interferences
Knowing the causes of CCTV interferences is one thing, but knowing how to spot them right from the get-go is another. Check your security cameras right away if you notice any of the following:
- Black screen CCTV
- Color CCTV footage appearing in black and white
- Flickering live footage
- Horizontal lines of static on the screen
- Image deterioration
- Loss of signal
- Noisy CCTV footage
- Strange, unusual color streaks
Overall, the key to a properly functioning security camera system is routine maintenance. Inspect your cameras at least once a week. Address all internal and external issues preventing the system from recording live feedback promptly. Remember: security cameras have to be live 24/7.
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