The periodical maintenance of an alarm system is so much important so that the alarm system may work properly when it is needed. It is necessary to maintain your alarm system at least once a month and once a year by a professional so that they can work at their full potential.
Check Control panel Diagnostics
The basic step for the maintenance of an alarm system can be done by starting the diagnostic test from the control panel. Advanced control panels can check the connections, performance of the sensors and if there occurs any kind of problem, it will inform you.
Different alarm systems may have different ways to start this test but in most cases, it is displayed as “test” mode. You should go through the manual first before starting such a test and in the case of a monitored alarm system, you might inform the monitoring service.
Check the Batteries
Always check the batteries of your alarm system because an alarm system with dead batteries is useless. So it is smart to change the dead or low batteries for avoiding security risks.
The control panel basically indicates the low battery issue through its display(screen panel) or by making a beep sound(keypad panel).
Generally, the batteries of the alarm systems last from three to five years and a maximum of seven years.
Always clean the dust and dirt from your system because they can affect the performance of your system. They can clog the detectors, gum up keyboards and so on. So it is always safe to remove them properly from your system.
Advanced alarm systems come with detectors that can detect smoke, carbon monoxide etc. But it requires proper airflow for quick response. If the detectors are messed up with dust, lint, pet hairs, it can reduce the performance level. So always clean the dust and other contaminants and cover the openings of sensors properly.
The working principle of door and window sensors is based on electrical contact. The sensors are in touch with each other when the door or window is closed. This informs the system that everything is normal and safe. But if the connection breaks, the system knows about the event.
Dust and debris can limit the connectivity between the components of the system. So make sure that each part of the system, especially the sensors are cleaned properly.
It is important to clean your control panel and keypads of your alarm system properly because the dirt and grease from your fingers can be stored inside the keys of the keypad.
With your alarm system, the other integrated equipment like cameras, access control equipment or intercoms are parallelly ensuring the security of your property. So maintain them properly.
Test the System
After finishing your regular maintenance, you just run your system on the test mode and then start the “chime” feature( if available). This feature will help you to identify if the sensors are working properly or not. If any problem is found, you can reset the sensor and fix the problem.
Also, check the external communication by calling your alarm monitoring service.
It is always better to have the maintenance for your alarm system from an expert technician. With their years of experience, they know what to do and execute the proper maintenance for your alarm system.
Maintain Your Alarm System With Expert Security Service
If you have any problem with your security system or with the maintenance of it, then simply go to a security expert service. This ensures that your system will work properly in time of emergency.