Wireless Surveillance Maintenance Guidelines

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 05, 2012

Maintenance for wireless surveillance is critical, far more so than for wired ones. If you install a wireless surveillance system and forget about it, it will soon be completely broken. In this note, we examine the most common problems and best maintenance techniques for dealing with wireless surveillance.

Top 4 Problems

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Antenna ******

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Obstructions - ********

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Monitoring ****** *** ***** ******

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Establishing * ****** **********

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Wireless ******** *****

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