Security System Maintenance
Why is it required?
As with everything in life, regular maintenance is required to achieve optimum performance.
If you don't have your security system maintained, it may not work properly and as such leave you and your premises,
Therefore, security system maintenance should be considered a fundamental part of your overall investment in a security system.
Any professional security provider will provide a well trained security engineer to carry out an annual service of your system, whether single or multi - layered.
But what does this mean?
Each element of a security system needs reviewing to ensure there are no faults and only a security engineer with the right experience, will understand how to rectify these and order replacement parts, if necessary.
At STS, with any new installation your system will be covered by a parts warranty for the first year and we'll provide 24/7 telephone support should you require it.
Customers will also then benefit from discounted pricing for any future call out/labour requirements, outside of our service agreement.
Security Camera Maintenance
If you have security cameras, they'll need cleaning and are often in hard to reach places, and the cabling will need reviewing also to check they've not been adversely affected by weather or perhaps animals/insects. If this isn't done, the picture could be effected and should you need to retrieve footage, it may be distorted.
This negates the purpose of having cameras and could be quite detrimental if you require footage for any insurance purposes or criminal proceedings.
Unwanted visitors can also identify from experience which systems are being maintained and ideally you want your cameras to do their primary job, which is to act as a deterrent.
Cobwebs across the screen...
Clear camera lens after cleaning...
Spider and it's web obstructing the view!
Intruder Alarm Maintenance
If you have an intruder alarm or multiple intruder alarm systems, then a regular health check by a professional is a requirement to ensure the system(s) continues to work effectively. Batteries are required for wired and wireless systems as either their primary source of power or as a back up in the event of a power outage.
Every system will feature a number of devices, including sensors, door contacts and a bell box, and these all need checking and again batteries replaced. Any professional security engineer should carry out a full walk test to ensure all devices are working effectively, and as with cameras these devices can often be in hard to reach places.
It takes just one faulty sensor for a system to become ineffective in stopping unwanted visitors to your property.
If you can't set your alarm, because your sensors aren't all working, your insurance company is very unlikely to pay out, but most importantly your premises and you are not protected.