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Samsic, a facilities management provider, has released research showing that over 30% of callouts in the UK are caused by poorly maintained alarms and wireless home security camera systems.
The study, which analysed 968 callouts when the alarm was triggered, found that faulty detectors, panels, lines, and wiring caused a significant portion of callouts. Whilst other much more preventable factors, such as cobwebs, rodents and spiders, and human error made up the rest. Regularly maintaining your alarm system can save you in many ways whether that be in time, hassle, or money. In this blog, we have outlined some of the key reasons why it is wise to keep your security system in good shape throughout the year.
1. Preventing false alarms
A poorly maintained alarm system can often trigger false alarms, which can be frustrating for both you and your neighbours. These false alarms can also result in hefty fines, depending on local laws. Regular security alarm maintenance can help prevent these false alarms by ensuring that all sensors are functioning correctly and that the alarm is properly calibrated. This includes making sure that the area around the alarm is clean, and that there is nothing that could potentially set the alarm off unexpectedly, as well as having it professionally serviced regularly.
2. Identify potential security weaknesses
During maintenance checks, a technician can identify potential security flaws and recommend additional measures to improve your wireless security system. This could include upgrading your sensors or adding new security features to your system, such as video surveillance or motion detectors, indoor cameras even solar panels.
3. Maintaining insurance compliance
Many insurance companies require proof of a well-maintained home security system for home insurance policies. Keeping your alarm system in good working order not only ensures your home is safe but also helps you meet these insurance requirements. Regular maintenance records can provide the necessary proof that your system is functioning as it should. Additionally, some insurance providers even offer discounts for homes equipped with advanced systems such as Ajax wireless alarms, making regular maintenance an even more financially savvy move.
4. Extending the lifespan of your alarm system
Just like any electronic device, regular maintenance of your alarm system can drastically prolong its lifespan. A well-maintained security system can function effectively for many years, ensuring that your investment is well worth the money. By detecting and fixing minor issues early, you can prevent them from escalating into major problems that could potentially require a complete system replacement. Furthermore, with an Ajax wireless alarm system, any software updates can be managed efficiently through the app, ensuring that your system is always up-to-date with the latest features.
5. Enhancing the efficiency of emergency response
Regular maintenance of your alarm system ensures that in the event of a real emergency, the correct signals will be sent to the appropriate authorities swiftly and accurately. Faulty systems may result in delayed signals or, worse, no signal at all, potentially compromising the safety of your home. Alarm systems, like the Ajax wireless alarms, have features that allow you to test the system regularly and ensure the communication path to the emergency response centre is functioning correctly. Through the Ajax smartphone app, you can run tests, ensuring your system is primed for action when it matters most, and further fortifying the safety net around your home.
Stay protected today and every day with Fairlea Wireless Alarm Systems
Keeping your home security system maintained is essential. Thankfully with Fairlea as a registered official installer of Ajax alarms, you can guarantee your property is in safe hands. As part of our high-quality security alarm installation service in Maidenhead and the surrounding areas, we can set up, configure, and maintain your system for you. Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote today and let us manage the upkeep of your security system.
Since the global pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, holidaying to sunnier climbs has recently been re-evaluated by us Brits. Hilton’s 2022 Trends report showed that last year, 77% of contributors said spending time with their family was the most important thing to them post-covid, with holidaymakers going on an average of three trips in 2022, 49% of travellers taking their kids, 46% with partners, 23% with parents and 11% with grandparents. This trend looks to be here for a few years due to the ongoing high cost of living, as many families may not be able to afford an international trip this year.
On average, in 2022, there were 7,000 monthly Google searches for ‘cheap holidays’, showing a clear desire for affordable getaways. With that in mind, in 2023, it is predicted that those who go on their holidays will be looking to save costs in other areas to make their trips more affordable overall.
However, for some, the pandemic was seen as an opportunity to explore the possibility of purchasing a second or holiday home. It is estimated that an impressive 772,000 households own a second home or holiday home in the UK, according to the English Housing Survey, a rise of 40% in the past three years. Pretty impressive, right?
Keep your holiday home safe through the seasons
Owning a holiday home is a great way to generate a passive income and spend quality time with family and friends but it doesn’t come without its headaches. When it comes to the upkeep of any second property, the list can be quite comprehensive regarding keeping the property in order; you need to consider any renovations and repairs, cleaning, and maintenance, and especially keeping it safe and secure when it isn’t being lived in or occupied for any specified period.
Keeping safe and secure
Leaving your home vacant for long periods during the low season or over winter months can be a worry especially if it is in an idyllic/remote location, it can leave your property vulnerable to potential thieves. Ensuring peace of mind that your property is secure is paramount whether it’s a holiday park home, flat or house.
In most cases, simple precautions can be enough to keep your property safe through the winter. Ensuring all doors and windows are locked, cancelling any regular deliveries, alerting the local neighbourhood watch, turning the water off, and unplugging appliances are usually sufficient to keep your property safe and sound until the holiday season.
Unfortunately, these are only sometimes completed or thought of, especially when letting it out to short-term tenants or Airbnb guests.
Holiday home alarm systems
To reduce this risk, it’s a good idea to install some level of home security. The Ajax wireless alarm home security system ensures peace of mind that your holiday home is fully protected when not in use.
Ajax wireless systems offer a high level of security that ensure that your holiday home is not only protected against intruders but also against fire and water leaks which may occur when you least expect them.
These super savvy state-of-the-art smart wireless alarms offer the following intrusion detection benefits:
- Smart device connectivity and wireless installation for all sensors
- 24/7 smoke, heat and leak detectors
- Humidity and temperature sensors
- Automated home smart plugs
- Panic buttons
- 24/7 monitoring, motion sensors with 4G Backup
- Battery backup for the central hub.
In addition, the inclusion of the Ajax Mobile App gives you complete control and visibility of your holiday home, regardless of where you are in the world, all with the touch of a button. What’s more, you can check for any anomalies and react or alert the relevant emergency services just by logging into the app. The wonders of smartphones and modern technology!
Owners instantly benefit from the many features with a user-friendly design and easy-to-view settings, such as:
- Remote arm and disarm functionality
- Full and descriptive notifications
- Detailed device status and health
- Scenarios settings to switch off appliances on arming.
As well as protecting your holiday home with an installed Ajax wireless alarm system, you will receive instant fire, carbon dioxide and leak detection notifications, eradicating all concerns over the safety and security of your holiday property. What a cinch!
Protecting your Home away from Home with Fairlea Wireless Alarm Systems
With staycations a firm favourite for holidays for years to come and a potential investment for many for the future, be sure to protect your holiday home investment with a wireless security alarm that you can trust.
For further information on how Fairlea Wireless Alarm Systems can install a home alarm system or a bespoke Ajax wireless smart security system into your property then please get in touch with our security specialists at 01628 564 640 or email [email protected]. Trust Fairlea Wireless Alarm Systems to keep your holiday home safe throughout the off-season and all year through.
As the Ajax alarm installation experts across the South East of England, Fairlea understands the importance of what matters most; security and peace of mind and with Ajax wireless alarm systems you get just that.
These smart security systems offer full control at the click of a button, with fully integrated alarm, fire, and flood protection. You are always in control with real-time monitoring and notifications to your smartphone. So, no matter where you are, you can monitor who comes and goes at your home or business, 365 days a year, through the swipe of a finger on your smartphone; it couldn’t be simpler.
Alarm – Protect
Intelligent smart wireless hubs are at the core of all Ajax alarm systems with alerts via indoor and outdoor sirens, push notifications, SMS or a phone call and secure connection to each detector via the Ajax fully-encrypted jeweller radio protocol.
The Ajax family of indoor detectors monitor for door or window movement, motion and the breaking of glass through the following products:
Key features across the Ajax Protect security alarm system range of products include:
- Up to 7 years of battery life
- Tamper resistant with alarm notifications
- Encrypted radio communication
- Anti-jamming and forgery systems
Fire – Protect
The Ajax FireProtect wireless smart fire detectors use temperature sensors to monitor for smoke and sharp increases in temperature 24/7 with immediate notifications. We all know how deep we can sleep therefore, we guarantee that the Ajax sirens can wake you from your REM slumber, no matter the time, getting you safe and sound and out of harm’s way.
Key features include:
- Smoke and temperature monitoring
- Operates independently of the Ajax Hub with a built-in siren
- Self-tests smoke chambers periodically and notifies if cleaning is required
These smart alarms are fuss free providing you with a professional installation by our engineers at Fairlea reducing your overall cost. Super simple mounting means no disassembly, simple! What’s more, this sleek and incredibly professional-looking product has a battery life you could only dream of, four years! No more, changing batteries and worrying about the ifs and buts!
Flood – Protect
Only Ajax wireless systems produce cutting-edge flood prevention technology this good and with the team at Fairlea to identify the best places to install your Ajax LeaksProtect monitored alarm system, you have an unbeatable combination. Our team then connect the device to an anti-flooding system to prevent a leak from becoming a flood. This LeakProtect Miniature device ensures you can locate floods in hard-to-reach places without any installation or maintenance required.
Key features include:
- Up to 5 years of battery life
- 24/7 monitoring for leaks
- Only 14mm clearance space required
The compact Miniature LeakProtect smart detectors can be installed in various domestic and commercial applications such as under domestic appliances of washing machines and adjacent to key areas of large boiler rooms. These smart devices will fit anywhere. Think of a place for a nightmare water leak and the Miniature LeakProtect can be placed in there!
Cloud – Protect
The powerful Ajax cloud server connects your hub to your smartphone. It allows the Ajax system to deliver instantaneous alarm notifications, be configured with ease and receive internet updates that continue to make the system more secure. Protect your business and professionally monitor your security 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Key features include:
- Push notifications to your smartphone
- Real-time system monitoring
- Automatic software update
Finding you a tailored security solution
With a range of innovative and state-of-the-art products that can secure your home and business both inside and out, you can rely on Fairlea to install, certify and maintain your Ajax security solutions year after year. Being NSI registered and an official authorised dealer for Ajax products, we are your local alarm experts that care about your home and business – you are our priority. Let us help you find a security solution that is tailored to your specification by contacting our team of experts today. We look forward to hearing from you.
Ajax wireless alarms keep Brighton Barkery safe and hound.
Brighton is well known for its quirky and unique shops and open-minded attitudes to retail. Brighton Barkery is no exception to the rule, with many shops down by the sea entertaining the most eclectic of tastes.
This fantastic new concept and retail outlet opened its doors on the Sussex Coast in 2021. Supplying rawsome eats and tasty treats for a more discerning dog.
Brighton Barkery promises to offer only the ingredients that they would feed their dogs. With carefully handpicked companies, brands and feeds that have met with their four-legged board members’ approval!
In recent months, Brighton Barkery has undergone an extensive refurbishment and improvement of its shop front and storage facilities.
The 1,800 sqft space required 12 months of hard work, dedication and a vision for the end product.
Furthermore, Brighton Barkery wanted to heighten security to complement the renovations and required an intelligent, simple wireless security alarm system. That was functional, reliable, accessible 24/7, and unseen to the general public.
Choosing the award-winning Ajax wireless alarms system was an easy decision. It offered all the security solutions required and looked sleek and modern with key features, including motion sensors and motion detectors.
Brighton Barkery appointed Fairlea Online Ltd specialists to install the Ajax wireless Alarms system, as the products perfectly fit their brief.
Ajax MotionProtect Curtain
The sizeable windowed front left the shop considered vulnerable to potential break-ins or damage. So a suitable burglar alarm was required to keep the shop safe.
Moreover, the Ajax MotionProtect Curtain is a suitable solution. It gives full coverage as well as detects motion with a range of up to 15 meters, covering the entire plate glass shop frontage.
In addition, Fairlea Online had to secure all openings and strike areas. Fairlea Online Ltd installed the Ajax DoorProtect Plus system and also the MotionProtect devices to protect all other secondary spaces.
Ajax Wireless Alarms – Leaks Protect
Even the smallest leak could cause thousands of pounds of damage and stock loss. So Fairlea Online Ltd implemented a system that included the LeaksProtect system for all the freezers and kitchen areas.
Furthermore, the LeaksProtect system gives Brighton Barkery an early warning system if a freezer malfunctions or detects a leak. Protecting a vital aspect of the business.
Ajax Wireless Alarms – Siren Systems
As well as a bespoke and suitable fire security system, Fairlea Online Ltd installed Ajax StreetSiren, an internal HomeSiren. An Ajax Relay to integrate into the fire alarm system for complete fire security and safety notifications.
Ajax Wireless Alarms – KeyPad 24/7 Access
For remote access, Fairlea Online Ltd installed the Ajax KeyPad. Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones for remote arming, disarming and full notification of all events.
Brighton Barkley now has absolute security using the Ajax wireless system alarm range. Access and visibility of its alarm system and complete control with notifications and transparency of all events 24/7.
For further information on how Fairlea Online Ltd can help install a home alarm system or bespoke Ajax wireless alarms.
Then contact one of our security specialists at 01628 564 640 or email [email protected] to help secure your home.