Ways to Prevent DVRs from Overheating

October 4th, 2019



When it comes to common DVR failures, you will often find that heat is one of the main problems. It is essential that you understand how you can prevent your DVRs from overheating to ensure that you don't miss out on any vital footage while also extending the life of your video surveillance system.

Below, you will find a few tips and ways to prevent your DVRs from overheating.

Temperature Control

You should always be well aware of the temperature of the system. You should also consider all internal and external factors as well which may result in heat complications for your system.

What is the temperature in the room that houses your DVR? You want to ensure that it is being held in a safe environment that is both cool and well-ventilated.

Electronic thermometers can also be used to monitor the ambient temperature in the room. However, many systems may also contain a built-in thermometer and reader you can refer to.

Also, you should never run any of your systems when they are not in use. The systems need some downtime to cool down on their own.

Proper Ventilation

Cooling and ventilation are also important to prevent overheating. To do this, install cabinet fans or coolers to help increase the ventilation. You should also refrain from moving DVRs when they are running and never stack any of your systems on top of each other or too close together.

An air-conditioned room is always ideal for your DVR setup as well as allowing easy access to more natural airflow.

Work with Vendors

The information contained in this article can definitely go a long way in helping to prevent DVRs from overheating while extending their life, but you also need to ensure that you are using reliable equipment from the beginning of your efforts may not be as worthwhile as expected.

Make sure that all updates are done on the equipment. You should also research any warranties that are attached to the equipment and see if the warranty will cover overheating issues.

If the DVR does still end up overheating, is there a facility nearby where you can take it to get any necessary repairs? What about the company you got it from? Do they offer professional installation of cooling equipment for the DVRs?

When purchasing your DVR, you also need to see if there is any kind of cool down mode for the device if it reaches a certain temperature. For all this, you need to discuss this information with your security vendor to see if the equipment you are purchasing is high-quality and reliable and if it is covered in case anything were to happen to it.

The DVR is one of the biggest components of your surveillance system, so it needs to remain in proper working order at all times.

For this, you need to get proper maintenance done, and the DVR needs to be cared for and stored the right way to ensure proper processing and video signals from your security cameras.

If you have any questions about your DVR, a new DVR, cool down methods, or proper installation, then contact Alt Security Solutions today for more information.