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Effective Tips for Maintaining your CCTV System

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cctvMost of us are aware of how CCTV cameras can help us feel more secure. They act as a deterrent to would-offenders and also provide some comfort and evidence in case the worst happens. For CCTV cameras to work, they must be properly configured. If the cameras are badly configured and positioned ineffectively, they may not be able results. You do not want your investment in security cameras to go down the drain, hence there is a need to ensure the cameras are properly fixed.

Here are simple things you can do to ensure that your surveillance security system is running smoothly and without trouble.


Camera Inspection

You need to inspect the cameras for any signs of damage or corrosion. Ensure that you carefully these security cameras both inside and outside to ensure that no parts are damaged or have dust. When you notice there are some signs of corrosion or damage, have these parts replaced immediately to avoid the occurrence of future problems.


Clean Camera Lenses

Clean the lenses of your camera to ensure that they capture clear images. It is a basic requirement to clean these lenses of your surveillance security systems during routine maintenance. You need to know that dirt and dusty lenses produce blurred images which are indistinguishable. When cleaning these lenses, use a microfiber cloth or any other recommended cleaning material that is specially made for cleaning camera lenses. If you find that the lenses need to be replaced, do not hesitate to replace them.


Network Video Recorder

RecordingThe network video recorder or the digital video recorder needs to be cleaned. This area gathers dust and dirt within a short period of time. It should be occasionally cleaned to be in an optimum working condition. When cleaning this part, avoid using damp rag cloth. Make use of a fine dry microfiber cloth which has the ability to effectively gather dirt and dust.


Camera Inspection

You need to inspect the position of your cameras. Check the position of these cameras to ensure that they can respond to your needs. When the need is, adjust their positions and make sure that they are firmly in place. You should also inspect your camera housing. Though the exterior of the camera is weatherproof, it doesn’t mean you should entirely leave it unattended.  You should inspect the housing for any signs of corrosion, possible leaks and dirt. During your inspection work, also ensure that the cables are properly connected.

Quick and Easy Tips to Build Your Fence

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fenceSo you’re pressed for money, but you still need to build your fence? No problem! We’re here to teach you how to do it yourself; it isn’t as hard as some people may think. And after all, you know the old saying “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself?”

There are more than one type of fence you can create, so we’ll look to go through the necessary steps that one needs to follow to build the right fence for their needs. Apparently, before starting out, you should have an idea in your head about the look and design of the wall. For this article, we’ll go with a classic wooden fence as that is usually the most popular option, and the one you’ll be most able to build on your own.


Do the Correct Measurements

We’re going to do this professionally. You need to correctly measure the area your fence will cover so you can first and foremost determine precisely how much material you’ll need. Don’t go by the eye test, as this can and will end up costing you money. Knowing the exact area will allow you to know exactly how much wood you’ll need, how big of a gate etc.


Get Your Hands on The Right Materials

Now that you know your measurements and the exact space you’ll be building your fence on, you can determine how many posts and what amount of fencing you need. The primary materials you should be looking for are cement, 1 or 2 shovels (if you have helped), post digger, nail gun, a string line, a level and two saws – a circular one and a chop saw. Once you gather all of these (you should have some of them available to you already), we can get to the building part.


Installing The Fence Posts

Every hole should be dug 18 inches deep, and for this, you’ll use your post digger. Each post should have a 6 feet distance from other posts for the entire area you are covering. Once you have your posts in the ground, it’s time to mix cement and pour it in, to secure the posts. Always make sure they are level with the ground, and allow it to dry out for 24 hours. After that time has passed, you can move on with the installation.


 Installing Fence Rails

You will need two rails that should be attached at the top and bottom of the posts, no more than 4 feet away from one another. The fencing planks will come onto these, so it is essential that the distances are perfectly balanced.

Installing Wooden Planks

Next up it’s time to place all the wooden planks onto the fence rails. You need to do this plank by plank until you are done with your fence. If the planks are of good quality, they should go correctly one next to each other, without leaving any space in between. It’s important when buying your fence planks to make sure they are of good quality. Of course, you could intentionally leave small equal spaces in between each plank if that’s the design and look you are going for.


Install Your Gate

If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can build your wooden gate, or if that’s too much for you to handle, you can always go for a prefabricated one, as they come in all shapes and sizes. You’ll have to attach this to the fence post by the use of a hinge. The gate closure needs to be connected to the other fence post, and voila, you’re done!