Are you a business or homeowner with a security system? Are you getting your equipment serviced regularly? If you aren’t, you may be incurring future costs, hassle and potentially be putting yourself in a vulnerable situation. Let’s explore what a security service and maintenance check involves.
Why is it important to maintain your security equipment?
Security maintenance is important as equipment that is faulty, damaged or broken cannot serve its purpose. Not only can a faulty system fail to engage when needed, it can also fail to deter burglars, if the fault is visible. Burglar alarms are one of the best intruder deterrents as 90% of burglars have been found to target homes without a system in place. This is also the case for commercial premises.
Security service checks are also important as systems can be susceptible to faults due to the number of complex components built in. Faults are not always noticeable; however security servicing is designed to find and correct them to avoid any potential of your system failing when you need it most. It will also help prevent future faults from occurring, keeping you safe and making sure you aren’t left in a vulnerable position.
Additionally, regular security maintenance can save you a lot of money, potentially fixing issues before they are exacerbated.
What is a security and maintenance check and how is it carried out?
Security maintenance is the process periodically checking all aspects of your security system. It is undertaken by a trained engineer, who will ensure your system still works perfectly and offers the maximum level of protection possible. This involves checking each part is working correctly as well as cleaning the equipment – which is particularly important for parts such as sensors and cameras.
The control panel of your security system stores an electronic report containing information such as malfunctions, replacements, faults, and times the alarm was engaged or triggered. This log guides your engineer with regards to existing faults and issues to pay particular attention to.
In addition to solving problems recorded in the control panel, a routine check is carried out around all components, including the following:
· On-site paperwork
· Location of equipment against specification/drawing
· Zone descriptions
· Cleanliness and operation of detection equipment
· Operation of door contacts
· Operation of hold up equipment
· Wear and tear of cables and connections
· Sound and physical fixing of equipment
· Operation of power supplies
· Operation of control equipment
· Operation of keypads
· Operation of signalling equipment
· Data/telephone lines
· Logs for setting and un-setting
· Set/unset functions
It is recommended that you carry out a security service check every 12 months to ensure your system is functioning correctly.
Bee Tee Alarms – Security Maintenance
Ensure that your security system remains reliable with the help of the specialist team at Bee Tee Alarms.