All security systems are going to need some regular maintenance to ensure that they continue to protect your home and your family. The main control panel of your security system should be helping you to keep track of how well your security system is functioning overall. However, you should also be performing a few inspections on your own that will help you to keep up with everything that your security system needs. Here are three regular maintenance tips that will help you to keep your home security in the best shape.
Weekly Perimeter Checks:
You want to check the locks on all of your windows and doors to be sure that they are functioning properly. Inspect your window and door frames to check for things such as rotting or warping, which can make breaking into your home without triggering the security alarm easier. Occasionally, the sensors on the doors and windows that work to trigger the security system will need to be readjusted since they are simply attached with adhesive. If you have a wireless security system, you also may need to change the batteries on these sensors.
Test Control Panel:
The control panel is what controls your entire security system. If there is something wrong with this, then the whole system is not functioning as it should normally be. Your control panel should have a test mode that you can turn on for testing. This is going to run a self-diagnostic test throughout the whole system to check that everything is in proper working order.
Be sure that you tell the monitoring company (if your security system is attached to one) that you are doing this beforehand to ensure that they are not notified of a potential emergency at your home. During this process, if the control panel malfunctions in any way, you want to inform your security company and have them make the repairs as soon as possible.
All security lights need to be checked as well. Sometimes they can shift and are then not aimed properly, which can prevent the motion detector from properly turning on. The motion sensor is important for home security since it can deter potential burglars from breaking into your home. If you have security cameras, security lighting can better capture an image of the potential criminal.
By knowing these three maintenance tips, you can be sure that you are keeping and maintaining your security system in the best way possible for the safety of your home and your family. For more information, contact a professional like those at Tim's Alarms Service.Share
10 July 2015
A couple of years ago, two men broke into three churches in my neighborhood one night. During their horrible escapade, they stole expensive cameras and musical instruments. They also committed thousands of dollars of vandalism damage at these three places of worship. After finding out about this unspeakable act, my whole community was shaken. Sadly, none of these churches had security systems on the night of this savage event. If you are the pastor of a place of worship, you should seriously consider installing a state-of-the-art security system at your church. On this blog, you will discover the best types of security systems to install at a place of worship.