CheckMyCCTV™ Monitoring Partner scheme launched

Given the unprecedented lock down in many countries following the corona virus outbreak, many CCTV Installers have found themselves unable to attend sites to perform their planned CCTV maintenance visits through no fault of their own.

This is leaving end-users at risk of faulty CCTV systems leaving their sites at risk, at a time where crime rates are increasing and properties are being left unoccupied. To counter this, we are launching the CheckMyCCTV™ Monitoring Partner scheme.

As many CCTV monitoring stations already have connectivity into their customers sites, they are able to perform automated remote maintenance checks 24/7 using our award-winning CheckMyCCTV™, with no on-site setup required.

The checks include:

Connection Issues
Reports when the connection to the CCTV system fails or the system goes offline.
Camera Failures
Detects if a camera has developed a fault or is tampered with.
Image Integrity
Detects if the camera images are too bright or dark, out of focus, or out of alignment.
Hard Disk Failures
Detects hard disks failures or if it stops recording.
Recording Issues
Reports if the system is recording for less than the expected duration.
Time & Date Inaccuracy
Reports when the time is incorrect or tampered with.

Installers will receive a scheduled daily status report email from our monitoring partners, and a live web status link showing sites will issues, so they can target only sites with issues.

To see a list of CheckMyCCTV™ Monitoring Partners, or to join the scheme free of charge, click THIS LINK

Support for Axis cameras added to CheckMyCCTV™

Were delighted to announce that Axis cameras are now compatible with our award-wining CheckMyCCTV™ maintenance monitoring solution.

CheckMyCCTV™ has traditionally been used to monitor multi-site static CCTV systems, such as retailers, hotel chains, car dealerships, and bookmakers etc.

We’re now seeing an increase in demand to support rapid deployment and CCTV towers with recording directly to SD Cards on the camera, and connected via mobile networks.

In these high-risk environments, it’s more important than ever to ensure that the CCTV systems are operational and fit for purpose 24/7.

One constraint when monitoring the status of mobile connected systems is the the amount of data passing to and from the device.

By signing up to the Axis Application Development Partner programme, we have been able to optimise the data requirement for mobile connectivity. The checks are quick and require very little bandwidth, and no CheckMyCCTV™ functionality is lost.

Darren Rewston, Managing Director of CheckMySystems Ltd. comments “The Axis cameras is a great fit for our customers utilising mobile connectivity and rapid deployment of cameras. Integration of Axis cameras into CheckMyCCTV™ has been optimised for that environment.

Adding “The built-in SD Card makes it an economical and efficient way to record locally at the camera without requiring additional equipment. Our CheckMyCCTV™ solution integrates seamlessly, seeing it as a single channel NVR”.

CheckMyCCTV™ is compatible with Axis Cameras and Encoders using API version 2.0 and above. For more information about Axis products, visit

Contact us for more information about CheckMyCCTV™, or click HERE to activate your free trial.

Cathexis VMS integration added to CheckMyCCTV™

Extending our support for the supported CCTV brands, were delighted to announce that Cathexis VMS systems are now compatible with CheckMyCCTV™.

CheckMyCCTV™ is a brand-agnostic solution, allowing our customers to use whichever suppliers they see fit for their application.

Cathexis joins supported brands such as Hikvision, Dahua, Hanwha, as well as VMS solutions from Avigilon, Nework Optix, Milestone, and Digifort.

When an existing customer contacted us requesting support for CathexisVision for a supermarket chain they monitor, the wheels went into motion, and we had a new driver ready to test within a week.

Darren Rewston, Managing Director of CheckMySystems Ltd. comments “CheckMyCCTV™ customers often have a mix of brands that they monitor or maintain. The beauty of CheckMyCCTV™ is that when we add support for new devices, they can be seamlessly added to the software with the same look and feel”

CheckMyCCTV™ is compatible with Cathexis CathexisVision version 2018 and above. For more information about Cathexis products, visit

To register for a CheckMyCCTV™ trial, click HERE

Hosted CheckMyCCTV™ to be demonstrated at the North West Fire & Security exhibition

We’re exhibiting at the North West Fire & Security Exhibition on Wednesday 11th September, at the DW Stadium in Wigan.

We’ll be running live demonstrations of our Hosted CheckMyCCTV™ solution throughout the day, showing how easy it is for CCTV Installers and Monitoring Stations to offer 24/7 checking as part of their service.

The North West Fire & Security Exhibition is an excellent opportunity to find out more about the latest products and services available to you and your customer’s. Other exhibitors include:

  • Ajax Systems
  • BT Redcare
  • COP Security
  • CSL Group
  • Hikvision
  • Orisec
  • Vicon, and more.

The doors will be open to visitors from 10am with tea/coffee and breakfast rolls, and a light lunch will be served from 1pm with tea/coffee available. Doors close at 4pm.

A business card raffle will take place on the day so don’t forget your business cards. The prizes are 3 pairs of tickets to a football match at the DW with a meal in Rigalettos before the game

CLICK HERE to register to attend the event. See you there.

AxxonSoft support added to CheckMyCCTV™

AxxonSoft support added to CheckMyCCTV™

AxxonSoft’s state-of-the-art open-platform Axxon Next solution has been added to CheckMyCCTV™

As part of our commitment to expand the list of supported CCTV systems, AxxonSoft’s Axxon Next solution joins the growing list of systems compatible with CheckMyCCTV™.

CheckMyCCTV™ is traditionally used to monitor DVR and NVR systems, but as Installers and Monitoring Stations extend their product mix, VMS systems are seen as cost effective and flexible solutions for end-users.

CheckMyCCTV™ automatically runs a comprehensive list of checks on the Axxon Next platform, including:

Network Status – Ensures connectivity to the system.
Camera Status – Checks the status of the cameras connected to the system.
Image Check – Analyses if images have lost alignment, are too bright or dark, or out of focus.
Record Duration – Ensures the system is recording for the correct user-defined time period.
Recording Check  – Checks if the system is recording correctly.
Time Accuracy – Ensures the time and date on the device is accurate. …and more

These checks ensure that your customers’ systems are working and operating as expected in a fraction of the time it takes to manually check them.

For more information about AxxonSoft or Axxon Next, visit

To try CheckMyCCTV™ for yourself, and see how you can offer 24/7 CCTV checking for your customers, click HERE to register for a trial.

Volant Security Systems add CheckMyCCTV™ to their service

Kilmarnock based Volant Security Systems, are now offering their customers 24/7 CCTV system checks as part of their service using CheckMyCCTV™.

Volant provides protect & prevent security systems using CCTV, access control, and intruder alarms to businesses in the Kilmarnock and Glasgow area, and now provide their customers with optional 24/7 system checks using CheckMyCCTV™.

CheckMyCCTV™ checks and reports CCTV faults, tampering, vandalism, and operation issues automatically, ensuring they are working when they are needed most.

The core checks include:

  • Network Connectivity
  • Camera Status
  • Recording Status
  • Record Duration
  • Time Accuracy
  • Image Integrity

CheckMyCCTV™ checks and reports these and more, every hour of every day, so issues can be resolved in a timely manner.

Richard Gibbs, Managing Director, Volant Security Systems Ltd. comments “We aim to provide the best possible service to our customers, and using CheckMyCCTV™ to monitor for on-site CCTV issues, helps us to achieve this in a cost effective and simple way”

Darren Rewston, Managing Director, CheckMySystems Ltd. adds “It’s great to work with forward thinking CCTV installers like Volant Security Systems, who are using technology to create their own value added solution, which increases their service levels and revenue streams.”

Continuing, “Volant are utilising our Hosted CheckMyCCTV™ service, which requires no hardware setup or up-front costs, and the pay-as-you-go subscription billing means you only pay for the connections you use”.

For more information about Volant Security Systems and the services they offer, visit their website at, email, or call 01563 370711

If you want to try CheckMyCCTV™ in your business, click HERE to register for a FREE Trial.

Envision-IS choose CheckMyCCTV™ for 24/7 CCTV checking and reporting

Across the UK, premises are regularly affected by various forms of crime and intrusion. With Envision-IS’s close protection, no security threats will go unseen.

Envision-IS strives to detect and prevent crime to the highest standards for you. Protecting sites when needed most.

In addition to this, Envision understand that when customers’ CCTV equipment fails, productivity and risk levels suffer. By utilising CheckMyCCTV™, defective equipment is identified quickly and restored as efficiently as possible.

Darren Rewston, Managing Director of CheckMySystems Ltd., commented: “By adding CheckMyCCTV™ to their service, Envision-IS can automatically detect sites which are not protected due to faults, tampering, or vandalism, and report them to the maintenance team for remedial work to be carried out.”

Graeme McCandless, Operations Director of Envision-IS Ltd., adds “Our customers rely on their CCTV systems to be working 24/7, our automated CCTV checking using CheckMyCCTV™ gives them, and us, the reassurance that it is working and fit for purpose.”

For more information about Envision-IS and the services they offer, visit their website,, email, or call +44 28 3834 7055