Have you ever wondered what to do when the security system that keeps you safe is vandalized? Well for one, there’s no need to panic, but immediate actions should be taken in order to correct the damage. In this article we’ll be looking at the steps that need to be taken if your security system is vandalized.
1. Alert law enforcement
The first step to dealing with the vandalism of your security system is informing law enforcement. Any form of vandalism to one’s property is a serious crime and could put people at risk. Law enforcement will want to review your security footage for evidence against the culprit involved. It is likely that one of your cameras caught the culprits on film and can help lead to arrests being made.
Even if the culprit isn’t immediately caught, law enforcement will at least be on the lookout for vandals after your report.
2. Report the damage
Repairs to the damaged security camera system should be made immediately in order to keep your home or business safe. Vandalism doesn’t have to just be the complete destruction of your CCTV system; it can also be obstructed by graffiti. Luckily, vandalism of any kind is usually covered by insurance.
If your CCTV camera was vandalized by graffiti then removing it can easily be done with some lens cleaning solution. Another way of removing paint from camera lenses is to use white vinegar or nail polish remover (do not use on any plastic parts of the camera). These systems run for 24/7 and need to have regular maintenance in order to keep things up to standards. If the cameras happen to be destroyed and need repairs then we offer emergency security services even outside of business hours. There is no need to wait when it comes to contacting us for help, we’ll be there in order to make sure everything is secure once more.
3. Avoid further vandalism
In some cases it is possible to avoid the vandalism of security cameras or at least make it more difficult for the culprits. Some may wish to invest in vandal-proof camera housings. These vandal domes are proven to be strong enough to defend against the most common tactics of vandals. Some are even made to be bulletproof.
Another way of protecting your security cameras is to place fake ones in more obvious places. These fake cameras can act as decoys and protect your real cameras from harm if they are out of sight. Hiding your real cameras will definitely save you money on maintenance costs.
Protecting your home and business is very important and shouldn’t be taken lightly. By maintaining a working security camera system, you can be sure to keep your property safe from crime. Keeping yourself safe from harm could be one of the best investments that one makes in their lifetime. Contact TC Tech Systems today to get started at protecting your business.