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Why should my business have security systems maintained?

Importance of Security system maintenance

Faulty security systems can be an opportunity for burglars to break-in and steal expensive office equipment, stock and important files and records. Before it happens to you, a regular security system service should be conducted to ensure your valuables and people are well protected.

Regular maintenance of your security alarm system is essential to ensure that it is capable of detecting unwanted entry to your premises. Poorly maintained equipment can cause false alarms which are annoying and costly. More significant consequences can arise from lack of maintenance if your security system fails to detect unwanted intrusions.

Preventative Maintenance ensures the following:

  • Saves money over the life of your security systems
  • Minimises the risk that your Insurance Cover might be compromised
  • Minimises the risk that your Quality Accreditation might be compromised
  • Minimises the risk to your Business Continuity

CCTV engineers from Advanced Overwatch Northern Ireland

If your alarms were to fail during a break-in, you would regret not having a regular security system maintenance carried out at your premises.

If a break-in occurs you will likely need to make a claim via your insurance company. If it emerges that you had not maintained your security systems, insurers may be less willing to provide you with a pay-out for damages and losses.

As time progresses, so too will your premises. Perhaps you will move a cash register or change the access point, making the setup of your security systems no longer as efficient as they once were. They will need to be reviewed and altered accordingly.

How often should a maintenance take place?

Periodic alarm system maintenance is necessary to ensure the alarm runs and functions correctly. It is recommended that alarm systems should be maintained at least once or twice a year, in order to prevent any problems occurring. Alarms can be checked on-site, or even remotely if your business has a monitoring contract.

Maintenance of an alarm system may involve replacing parts. If the infrastructure is old, it may involve replacing wiring. Alarm maintenance plans are available which will cover you in the event of a parts failure.

Importance of Security systems

Intruder Alarms

A burglar alarm or intruder alarm system is designed to serve a very important purpose; which is to deter people from breaking into a property. Whether it is installed in a commercial or domestic property, the purpose of the alarm remains the same.

Intruder Alarm Systems should be regularly serviced to check all detection devices perform as required, warning devices operate correctly, communications devices signal and are received correctly by the Alarm Receiving Centre, and that batteries and power supplies are measured for operation and efficiency.

CCTV Cameras

Having a CCTV System installed at your premises will act as a serious deterrent to criminals and anyone carrying out illegal activities. The sight of a CCTV camera infers an air of danger and the presence of the law, deterring anyone planning to carry out a crime from doing so.

CCTV systems keep track of what is happening at the premises where they are installed. By monitoring the activity of workers and visitors at your business’ site, you and your workforce can have total peace of mind about exactly what is going on under your roof.

In the unfortunate event of a crime occurring at your premises, having a CCTV system really does pay dividends as it provides a way of collecting evidence to help find out exactly what had happened. Crimes can be solved far more easily with additional evidence from a CCTV camera, helping place times, locations and, most importantly, suspects.

When it comes to settling disputes, footage from security cameras can be incredibly important. This applies to both domestic and commercial scenarios.

It also helps keep records of when your staff are coming into and checking out of your site, as well as when deliveries are made or visitors enter the building, so you can ensure everything’s running smoothly.

 

It gives you peace of mind that your system will react

Knowing that a professionally accredited alarm company carries out a regular security system service at your premises will give you peace of mind that whenever it is required to react, it’ll activate and alert the necessary authorities.

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