Onsite Service and Maintenance for Your Video Security System

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 Houston, TX 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 DWS Technology 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.

The Importance of Video Surveillance System Maintenance

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 DWS Technology, we offer expert video security system maintenance services to residents and businesses throughout the Houston, TX 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:

  • Peace of mind that comes from knowing your video security system is performing at its best
  • Ability to take advantage of manufacturer upgrades and updates as they become available
  • Reduced chance of system failure, keeping your property safe no matter what
  • Full compliance with applicable regulations or insurance policy requirements
  • Cost savings by avoiding high cost repairs
  • Reliable daily operation

Setting up a regular on-site service and maintenance plan for your Houston, TX video security system is easy, and represents a wise investment in your family’s or business’ security.

Keep Your Video Security System Optimized with DWS Technology

We provide expert onsite service and maintenance for your Houston, TX video security system. Contact us today for a no-obligation security assessment.

Schedule A Needs 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 Houston, TX 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.

Routine Visits

Instead of contacting us for a maintenance visit on an ad hoc basis, our Houston, TX 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.

System Upgrades or Updates

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.

Do I Need an Onsite Visit Now?

The easiest way to ensure that your Houston, TX property is protected is to schedule routine monthly or annual inspections with DWS Technology. 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:

  • Nonfunctioning camera(s)
  • Bright spots or dark spots in your cameras’ views
  • Delays in upload or signal refresh
  • Insufficient night vision
  • Hard drive full on your DVR or NVR
  • Increase in criminal activity in your area

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 DWS Technology technician can bring your security system up to peak performance, to ensure that your Houston, TX property is fully protected 24/7.

At DWS Technology, our team of video security experts is committed to keeping Houston, TX property owners fully protected. We offer a full range of on-site maintenance services including:

  • Video security system inspection and maintenance
  • On-site repairs
  • Replacement of video security equipment
  • Fine tuning and recalibration of video security equipment
  • Full system upgrades when needed
  • Quarterly or annual inspections
  • Addressing questions and concerns related to your video security system

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 Houston, TX property will remain protected no matter what, giving you peace of mind.

At DWS Technology, 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 Houston, TX home or business continues to be optimally protected 24/7.

DWS Technology is proud of our local Houston, TX 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 DWS Technology 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!


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"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

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