CheckMySystems to exhibit at Security TWENTY 18 Midlands

Security Twenty 18We will be showcasing our Award-Winning CheckMyCCTV™ maintenance monitoring solution at Security TWENTY 18 Midlands on Wednesday 21st February.

Set in the central location of the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, the Conference will bring together top security industry speakers, and is supported by a large exhibition of cutting edge security products and services from major manufacturers.

We will be providing live demonstrations of CheckMyCCTV™ on our stand, and Installers who visit us will get a voucher for a FREE CheckMyCCTV Starter Pack – so you can start offering your customers 24/7 CCTV checks as part of your maintenance service straight away.

For more information about the exhibition click HERE

If you register in advance, you will be able to attend the Conference for FREE and get a free breakfast bap, lunch, or both if you plan to spend the whole day there.

We hope you will be able to join us! To register click HERE 

CheckMyCCTV wins 2017 ASIAL Product of the Year Award

ASIAL 2017 WinnerWe are proud to announce that CheckMyCCTV has been named Product of the Year (CCTV IP System/Solution) at the 2017 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence.

In its 22nd year, the annual Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence – an ASIAL initiative, held its prestigious Ceremony & Dinner in front of a sell-out crowd at Crown Melbourne on 19 October.

An independent panel chaired by an ASIAL representative judged each nomination based on the criteria set out for each award category. The judges, all of whom have experience in security and or business, assessed each entry on its merits. (view their profiles here)

CheckMyCCTV was nominated for, and won, the highly coveted CCTV IP System/Solution category, which was contested by some of the largest industry players.

Luke Casey, Managing Director of Viasec Pty Ltd., and exclusive reseller partner for Australia and New Zealand commented “As part of a great partnership with CheckMySystems, we have worked hard to bring the innovative CheckMyCCTV Proactive Maintenance Monitoring solution to the Australian Security Market.”

“CheckMyCCTV re-invents the way integrators and service providers can deliver the highest level of support and customer service to their clients. To have these efforts recognised by winning the Product of the Year Award makes us very proud to be part of shaping the Australian Security Industry for the future.”

Darren Rewston, Founder of CheckMySystems Ltd., also added “CheckMyCCTV is changing the way CCTV systems are maintained in the UK, with over 14,000 systems now monitored for faults 24/7.”

“We are delighted to win this award, in partnership with Viasec, which recognises the positive changes that CheckMyCCTV has already made within the industry, and the direction it is heading as remote diagnostics and servicing become the standard for multi-site CCTV maintenance.”

For more information about CheckMyCCTV or to arrange a trial in Australia or New Zealand, visit Viasec at or contact

For more information about the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) visit 

Viasec to showcase CheckMyCCTV at the Australian Security Expo

Viasec Pty., our exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand, will be showcasing our innovative CheckMyCCTV Proactive Maintenance Monitoring solution at the Australian Security Expo on 26th – 28th  July at the ICC Sydney.

CheckMyCCTV allows any service provider to monitor the health and performance of any client’s surveillance installations 24/7. This allows the provider to proactively respond to any faults or failures and minimise system downtime or rectify issues before they become critical.

The software is subscription based with a license per recording device. CheckMyCCTV is available to any installer, integrator or service provider with deployment options to suit any size business from a sole trader to a large national integrator.

Viasec is also giving away a FREE CheckMyCCTV starter pack to every licensed security provider (one pack per company) who visits their stand at the Security Exhibition. This includes a copy of the software and 3 fully functional licenses.

For your chance to win, drop by the Viasec stand on B34 and speak to the team to enter the draw.

Can’t make the show? Visit Viasec at or contact for more information.

Win a drone this IFSEC with CheckMyCCTV

CheckMyCCTV DroneYou may have heard us droning on about the benefits of using CheckMyCCTV to offer a remotely monitored proactive CCTV maintenance service.

So in an obviously tenuous attempt to link remote CCTV checking with remote drones for the purpose of marketing, we are giving you the chance to win a fantastic Skyhunter remote drone.

The Skyhunter drone features 6-Axis Gyro Control System, giving it stable flight and easy operation, and real-time 720p video streaming.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below (there’s a clue in the website), and enter your details.


UK based security professionals only.
Only one entry per person.
Must be company email addresses (Not Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo etc.)
By entering, you will be automatically sign up to receive our newsletter, you can unsubscribe later.
The competition ends and the winners announced on Friday 23rd June at 12pm.

CheckMySystems become a CSL Connected Partner

CSL Connected Partner

Following on from the launch of the CSL Router, we are delighted to announce that CheckMySystems are now a CSL Connected Partner.

The CSL Router offers a new rapid deployment opportunity for CheckMyCCTV customers, which are ideal for both permanent or semi-permanent installations where instant connectivity is essential.

Providing Installers with an easy to use solution when fixed line broadband is unavailable, too expensive, or inflexible.

Darren Rewston, Managing Director of CheckMySystems Ltd. commented on the partnership. “Our CheckMyCCTV maintenance checking solution is compatible with a wide range of CCTV products, allowing Installers and Monitoring Stations to offer 24/7 checking as part of their value added service.”

“Of course, this is only available if there is network connectivity to the customers’ site. We saw a huge opportunity with partnering with CSL to offer our customers managed and secure mobile broadband connectivity at a very competitive rate.”


One of the main reasons CheckMySystems became a CSL Connected Partner, and recommend the CSL Router solution to our customers, is simplicity.

The Installer orders the Router through CSL’s M2M Connect portal and it comes pre-configured for the site to gain instant Mobile Broadband access to the CCTV system, with CSL’s Support Team on hand to help resolve any issues.

Features and Benefits
• No over usage charges (subject to fair usage policy)
• Fast to install – Plug and Play
• Router comes pre-configured
• Ideal for applications with limited or no Broadband Connectivity
• Enhanced Security with Private APNs and 3G/4G Connectivity
• Fully Managed Service
• Permanent and Semi-Permanent Installation

For more information about CheckMyCCTV, contact +44 (0) 161 870 6137 or

For more information about the CSL Router, contact +44 (0) 1895 474 474 or

Milestone XProtect® support added to CheckMyCCTV™

Milestone Solution PartnerSupport for Milestone Systems XProtect® Video Management Software has been added into CheckMyCCTV™.

With many CheckMyCCTV™ users mixing brands and solutions to fulfil their customers’ needs, we’re seeing more uses of VMS software where traditional embedded DVRs and NVRs would normally be used.

The ethos of CheckMyCCTV™ is to enable system checks across a wide selection of leading brands, and as a Milestone Solution Partner, CCTV Installers, Maintainers, and Integrators are free to specify Milestone Systems XProtect® as their chosen solution.

Milestone’s VMS software is proven in more than 150,000 installations worldwide, and based on a true open platform opening up the potential to combine best-of-breed components to build new tailor-made solutions.

“We are delighted with the inclusion of the Milestone Systems XProtect® into CheckMyCCTV,” says Darren Rewston, Managing Director, CheckMySystems Ltd. “Milestone customers can now benefit from using CheckMyCCTV to offer their clients the advantages of having their systems checked for faults, tampering, and vandalism 24/7 as part of their maintenance service.”

For more information about CheckMyCCTV™, call +44 161 870 6137 or email

For more information about Milestone Systems XProtect® solution, visit

RESS Limited launches Proactive CCTV Support


UK based Russell Electronic Security Systems (RESS Ltd.) have launched Proactive CCTV Support for Installers and Monitoring Stations, providing first line technical support and 24/7 system checking and diagnostics.

The service is designed to reduce the clients’ risk of faulty CCTV systems missing vital evidence by detecting, reporting, and resolving issues as they happen.

Leroy Russell, Director of RESS Ltd., explains more about their service “Many CCTV installers and monitoring stations have no idea whether their systems are offering the 24/7 protection their customers require at any point in time, our service monitors the status of their CCTV systems and alerts us to issues as they happen, if we can’t fix them remotely, then we work with them to resolve the issues quickly and proactively.”

Adding “By providing a 24/7 CCTV checking service and first line technical support, we can provide a cost effective solution of proactive maintenance, rather than traditional ‘annual’ maintenance, which leaves clients at risk when an issue occurs between maintenance visits”.

Darren Rewston, Managing Director of CheckMySystems Ltd. comments, “Over the past few years we have seen a shift away from comprehensive CCTV maintenance contracts, and towards pay as you go based maintenance. CheckMyCCTV has allowed our customers to provide a proactive and targeted maintenance solution by monitoring sites for faults, tampering, vandalism, and operational issues”

Adding, “The launch of Proactive CCTV Support from RESS Ltd. provides Installers and Monitoring Stations with managed 24/7 system checks which includes first line technical support, so issues can be detected, diagnosed, and resolved quickly and effectively”

For more information of the Proactive CCTV Support service, contact RESS Ltd. on 01384 621211 or visit

Airport Retailer takes off with CheckMyCCTV


Australia’s leading airport retailer is using CheckMyCCTV to ensure that CCTV issues across their stores are proactively detected, reported, and rectified.

awpl is a leading airport retailer with over 50 stores in both Australia and New Zealand’s International and Domestic Airport terminals. Catering to such a high traffic market, it is vital that they have confidence in their surveillance solutions at all times.

Traditional annual CCTV maintenance did not offer 24/7 reassurance that issues were detected and rectified in a timely manner. It took a huge amount of resource and manpower to check, log, and report system faults manually on a daily basis, so they looked for a solution to rectify this.

Viasec Pty Ltd., our Sales Partner for Australia and New Zealand, provided awpl with CheckMyCCTV. Their CCTV systems are now automatically monitored ensure full functionality every hour of every day.

Luke Casey, Managing Director of Viasec Pty Ltd., comments “The CheckMyCCTV system is managed by awpl’s support team, and is used to report faults and tampering across all their estate so issues cab be resolved in a timely manner” adding “This has helped them by targeting only stores which have issues, reducing their maintenance costs and system downtime”.

Darren Rewston, Managing Director of CheckMySystems Ltd. adds “This is a perfect example of where CheckMyCCTV has improved the effectiveness of CCTV across retail stores with a wide geographic area. These systems are often costly and time consuming to maintain, but by using CheckMyCCTV the process is managed automatically and efficiently”.

CheckMyCCTV is used to monitor over 12,000 CCTV systems across retailers, restaurants, utilities, hotels, schools, nightclubs, food production and anywhere where operational CCTV is required.

To find out more about CheckMyCCTV or request a demonstration, contact us at or +44 161 8706137. Alternatively, customers in Australia and New Zealand can contact Viasec directly at or 02 4017 1180.

Why CCTV firmware upgrades must be part of your maintenance service.

Mirai BotAs more CCTV systems are connected to the Internet or on internal company LANs, CCTV vulnerabilities can be an easy way in for hackers to install bots or trojans on your customers’ systems. Upgrading the firmware of your CCTV devices should not be overlooked to reduce this risk.

Upgrading the firmware of CCTV systems is often overlooked when a maintenance service takes place, often due to a misconception that if the current firmware is working then there’s no need to upgrade.

This may have been the case with ‘stand-alone’ analogue CCTV systems from years gone by, but as more and more systems are connected online (or onto a company network), they can pose a significant risk to your customer if the firmware has network or password vulnerabilities.

It’s worth remembering that most CCTV systems are based on Windows or Linux operating systems which can be susceptible to network attacks if they are not updated, and the CCTV cameras or recorders can have their own vulnerabilities, which may be fixed in updated firmware.

Hackers are targeting vulnerable IP devices, and CCTV systems are seen as an easy target as many of them are untouched after they are installed, so they could have multiple vulnerabilities ready to exploit.

So the next time your engineers visit a site for a maintenance service, ensure they check and update the firmware of every network connected CCTV device – it is in the interest of you and your customers.

Check your CCTV systems for faults, tampering and vandalism 24/7 using CheckMyCCTV. Register for a 30-day free trial today.

Free CCTV Vulnerability Checking Tool

Mirai BotThere have been widespread reports of large numbers of IP Cameras and CCTV systems being hacked to launch large scale DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks using the Mirai bot. Your customer’s CCTV systems may have already been compromised or is vulnerable to attack.

The Mirai bot infects Linux based CCTV devices that have port 23 open and are using default login credentials. By scanning for open ports and using brute force to log in using default usernames and passwords, they can load the Bot onto the device to carry out the attacks.

Over 145,000 CCTV cameras and systems are currently being used to carry out the attacks.

Download and run our Vulnerability Checking Tool to check if your customers’ CCTV systems are affected.

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Simply enter the IP address, or Hostname of the device, or paste in a comma delimited list of the IP devices and click the ‘Check’ button.

What to do if your CCTV systems are affected:

  1. Ensure all unnecessary IP ports are closed on the router or firewall, i.e. port 21 and 23.
  2. Change the Username and Password.
  3. Update the Device’s firmware.
  4. Reboot the Device.

To check the status of your CCTV systems 24/7 for other issues, register to download our Free CheckMyCCTV Trial.