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.