All security systems will require maintenance and inspection at some point, and the ones in commercial settings are no exception. While choosing the best equipment for your security needs, as well as hiring expert installation and setup services, puts you in a better position to keep your building safe, security system maintenance keeps it in top-performing condition. Therefore, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is overlooking the importance of security system maintenance. Be sure not to leave out any of these critical steps during your next commercial security system maintenance check.
Check System Status Frequently
Regular self-conducted inspections put preventative maintenance measures in your control. This way, you can more quickly identify any areas that need your attention and fix them before anything significant can slip past your commercial security system. Your system’s central controls should be able to perform system status checks. The checks immediately run a report of all connected devices and any applicable software updates.
Conduct Physical Inspection and Cleaning of Hardware
You can’t rely solely on the status reports when conducting more thorough inspections during the security system maintenance check. It’s best to physically inspect all devices, sensors, and cameras throughout your secured facility to check for damaged equipment, structural weaknesses (like a cracked or broken window), and clear away environmental obstructions. Clean off the device lenses and sensors, as dust can trigger false alarms or cause them to become unresponsive completely.
Perform Alarm and Communication Tests
There are two “parts” to performing tests during security system maintenance. Firstly, you need to be sure that each connected device in your facility-wide system is responsive to triggers and will sound the right alarms and alerts. Secondly, you need to be sure these alerts are also being communicated and received promptly at your security monitoring service’s site. Their station keeps your system under surveillance for activity. They are the ones that both call you when alarms go off and alert local authorities.
Don’t Forget Your Fire Alarm Systems
Your fire alarm systems and other life safety systems also need regular inspection and maintenance. These systems are just as crucial to keeping your building and building tenants safe. Additionally, local laws and regulations should have guidelines for scheduled performance checks or necessary upgrades.
Set Up Servicing and Maintenance Schedule with Security Provider
Simplify the whole security system maintenance process by working with your security provider to formulate a servicing schedule. This takes some of the pressure off yourself to remember when to inspect your commercial security system. Plus, a professional security provider is more likely to identify and fix any problems that may go unnoticed to most other building owners. They can run more thorough tests and bring to your attention any changes that can improve your system’s performance.
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