Like any system with electronic components and ever-changing technology, a video security system must be periodically maintained to ensure that it continues to function at peak efficiency. To keep your Chicago, IL home or business protected 24/7, periodic service and maintenance should be a part of your overall security plan. While the video security systems that Greatline Communications provides generally require minimal maintenance, we've encountered many homeowners and commercial business owners over the years who don't realize just how important it is to properly maintain and service their system, and that a “set it and forget it” approach is not the wisest choice – or the most cost effective.
Protecting your family, your home, and your business is incredibly important. If you’re reading this, you’ve taken the smart first step of having a video security system installed and configured to your specifications. But what happens once everything is in place?
While today’s video security technology is incredibly reliable, equipment failures can and do take place, due to weather, vandalism, heavy use, and other factors. Also, manufacturers periodically release firmware updates for video cameras and recorders, which are intended to fix bugs, address security issues, and ensure continued robust performance.
At Greatline Communications, we offer expert video security system maintenance services to residents and businesses throughout the Chicago, IL area. Our team of certified video security professionals is highly trained on all of the surveillance gear that we sell, and is dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of your video security system for years to come. When you arrange for us to visit your property to check on your security system on a routine basis, we'll perform a full inspection of your cameras, recorders, accessories and infrastructure, run diagnostics test, and recommend and make any upgrades or adjustments that are required to keep your system performing at optimal levels.
There are many benefits to periodic on-site service and maintenance for your video security system. These benefits include:
Setting up a regular on-site service and maintenance plan for your Chicago, IL video security system is easy, and represents a wise investment in your family’s or business’ security.
We provide expert onsite service and maintenance for your Chicago, IL video security system. Contact us today for a no-obligation security assessment.
On-site service and maintenance can encompass many different things, depending on the type and size of video security system that you have, and what type of property it is protecting. In general, a site visit from our team will involve a full check of your surveillance system. During this time, we will run tests to ensure that you're getting maximum resolution and coverage from your cameras, that your recorder’s hard drives are functioning properly, that any new firmware is installed, and that we address any additional security concerns you have regarding your Chicago, IL home or business.
All cameras, brackets, connectors, wiring, wireless transmitters and receivers, and other equipment will be checked to ensure that no issues exist. Any software, hardware, or firmware upgrades will be installed to ensure that your video security system is operating at its peak performance. With a minimal investment of your time, you’ll have the peace of mind that your people and property are protected going forward.
Instead of contacting us for a maintenance visit on an ad hoc basis, our Chicago, IL clients have found that it’s much more convenient to set up routine quarterly or annual inspections, depending on the size and complexity of their video security systems. Scheduling routine visits can help reduce maintenance costs and save you money in the long run.
Video security technology continues to evolve and change rapidly. So it’s wise to go beyond just waiting until you have an issue, and make sure you schedule periodic system maintenance to take advantage of firmware updates and manufacturer upgrades. Something as simple as adjusting the focus and aim of your cameras can make all the difference between crystal clear video and degraded images.
New hardware, software, and firmware can all have a major impact on your video security system’s performance and lead to big improvements. Perhaps you want to upgrade to higher megapixel cameras, switch from analog HD cameras to networked IP cameras, increase your storage capacity for video footage, or even add more cameras. During your site visit, your technician will be able to identify areas that can be improved, and provide an in depth explanation of all of your options to maximize your system’s performance.
The easiest way to ensure that your Chicago, IL property is protected is to schedule routine monthly or annual inspections with Greatline Communications. However, there are some signs to look for which indicate that you might need to contact us immediately for a system inspection and tune-up. You'll want to contact us if you notice any of the following:
Additionally, if it's been an extended period of time since your system was installed or last inspected, there is a good chance that it's time to schedule a service call. Doing so can help ensure that everything is working the way it should be. A brief visit from a Greatline Communications technician can bring your security system up to peak performance, to ensure that your Chicago, IL property is fully protected 24/7.
At Greatline Communications, our team of video security experts is committed to keeping Chicago, IL property owners fully protected. We offer a full range of on-site maintenance services including:
We’ll ensure optimal placement and viewing angle for your cameras, to maximize lines of sight, take advantage of the ambient lighting conditions, ensure that cameras are visible to all who enter your property, and ensure the correct angle for identifying facial features. We’ll also ensure that your cameras are positioned securely so that they are not able to be reached by thieves or vandals.
For your video security recorder(s), we may install additional hard drives, to ensure that you have the video data storage capacity that you need to fit your lifestyle, business or regulatory requirements.
When you’re relying upon your DVR or NVR to capture critical video footage, it’s very important that it is running the latest available version of the manufacturer’s firmware. During your maintenance visit, our technicians will ensure that all of your new hardware meets the latest firmware requirements.
If you're ready to get the most from your video security system, we're here to help. Contact us today to stay ahead of periodic maintenance issues and ensure that your Chicago, IL property will remain protected no matter what, giving you peace of mind.
At Greatline Communications, we install and maintain a wide variety of security cameras, digital video recorders (DVRs), networked video recorders (NVRs), complete security camera systems, video security accessories and more. Our surveillance system technicians can guide you through your options to ensure that your Chicago, IL home or business continues to be optimally protected 24/7.
Greatline Communications is proud of our local Chicago, IL security technicians, and the relationships that they’ve built with our customers in the surrounding community. By setting up a quarterly or annual routine service and maintenance schedule with us, you'll be able to rest easy knowing that every component of your video security system is working as it should. As new upgrades become available, you'll be able to make the changes to evolve your system into the future.
It's easier than you might realize to keep your security system working at its best. Routine inspections and maintenance calls from Greatline Communications can help you avoid unnecessary hassles in the future and ensure that you're always protected. Don't overlook how important this is, and don't hesitate to contact our team today to get the service and maintenance you need!