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The Common Culprits of Security Camera Interference

The Common Culprits of Security Camera Interference

In a world full of ever increasing-threats, you need a commercial security system you can count on. Your commercial video surveillance camera should have a clearly displayed image and no background noise so you can tell exactly what’s happening. If your image is grainy, dark, or has rolling lines, there’s likely interference. If you’re dealing with video interference, you need to figure out what’s causing it as well as how to prevent it from happening in the future. To determine the cause of interference, you might have to do some trouble shooting as it could be related to any of the issues listed below.

Possible Culprits Of Security Camera Interference 

  • Poor Power Supply. Check what voltage the manufacturer tells you to use and test the voltage that comes into the camera. While doing this, you can gradually increase the voltage for testing.
  • Improper Grounding. If you see bands rolling across the screen, your camera is not grounded properly. If this is happening, two points of the circuit, power source groundings, are placed at distinct points with different resistances when they need to have the same ground reference. You can fix this by grounding the equipment to a common point and then leaving the camera without contact to the ground.
  • Camera Heating. Lower quality cameras sometimes cannot dissipate the heat they create. Other cameras might overheat if they don’t have proper ventilation because they’re in an enclosed space or a hot environment.
  • Improper Installation. When you’re first installing your camera, take the time to do it properly. If you’re experiencing issues later, make sure everything is properly installed and check the coaxial cable and power supply connections.
  • Low Lighting. You can’t get a good image without decent lighting. Try to add a light to the area you want on camera.
  • Low Quality Cable. If you’re using low quality coaxial cables, they might not be correctly isolating the electromagnetic interference in place. If there’s not enough of a braid or if the cable is made of inexpensive materials, this will lead to poor image quality.
  • Low Quality Converters. Use the right converters for the tech you have: there are baluns specifically suited for AHD, HDTVI, and HDCVI. Make sure you read the manual of your camera and the balun.
  • Low Quality Cameras. A low quality camera will always produce low quality images. If you want better quality, you have to spend the money and go for a brand name camera that comes with a product manual and contact details for tech support.

Get Reliable Video Surveillance With Frontline Security In Calgary

If you want reliable video surveillance in Calgary, contact the team at Frontline Security. You won’t have to worry about your video being difficult to see and there won’t be any troubleshooting issues with our skilled and professional security company on your side. We have many different types of cameras to choose from so that you can find the right one for you and your surveillance video needs. If you’re ready for the peace of mind that comes with a top quality security system, contact our Calgary office in SE Calgary. You can also give us a call at 1-403-291-9311 or fill in our online contact form and we will get back to you right away.


Q: How much do alarm systems cost?
A: There are no set prices or packages as every house, family, and business and their corresponding needs are different. At Frontline Security, what you’re quoted is what you pay. We never come back with any extra or hidden fees once a project is completed. Our accurate quoting system is a result of our extensive security configuration experience and the in-depth field analysis we conduct prior to any project. Contact us to get a free quote.

Q: Do you provide a warranty on your commercial alarm systems?
A: Yes, we offer one-year warranties.

Q:  Does cold weather affect security cameras?
A: Security cameras in Calgary need some extra features and maintenance to ensure they can survive our long and chilly winters without issue. Choosing a camera with the correct IP rating, installing it to be protected from the elements (as much as possible), and adding a waterproof casing are some of the ways you can make sure your video surveillance system lasts through the coldest months of the year.

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Your First Line of Defence

In a world of ever-increasing threats, you need a security company you can count on. We’re that company. Our Calgary-based full-service security company specializes in commercial security solutions, providing large-scale properties and facilities with the protection they need to guard their valuable assets. We also provide residential alarm and video surveillance systems, giving homeowners the peace of mind they need to sleep soundly at night. 

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