4 Maintenance Tips For Your Home Security System

Frontline Security Calgary 4 Maintenance Tips For Your Home Security System

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A home security system is one of the best investments you can make when it comes to the safety of your family and home. However, an old or faulty system that doesn’t work as it is supposed to can have many serious consequences, including:

  • Failure to detect unwanted intrusions
  • Frequent and costly false alarms
  • Invalidation of your insurance
  • Puts the lives of you and your family at risk

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4 Home Security System Maintenance Tips

A home automation system needs regular maintenance to make sure that it functions optimally. While your main control pad and monitoring service can help you keep track of your home security system, you should conduct your own weekly/monthly inspection as well.

1. Perform Weekly Perimeter Checks

It is important to walk around your home every 1-2 weeks to inspect the various aspects of your security system and ensure they are working well. Some of the things you should look at include:

  • The locks on all the doors and windows
  • Rotting on any door/window frames
  • Loosening of any motion detectors you have
  • Batteries on your wireless sensors

REMEMBER: Your home automation/security system is only as strong as its weakest component so it’s crucial to take the time to double-check that all aspects are working well.

 

2. Examine Your Lights

You must check all your exterior lights monthly to ensure that they are working properly and have functioning light bulbs. This is important because poorly lit spaces after dark will:

  • Invite crime
  • Increase the likelihood of accidents
  • Make it difficult for you to identify strangers outside your home
  • Make you and your family feel vulnerable and unsafe in your home

NOTE: The wind can sometimes cause security lighting to shift slightly so that they won’t be aimed properly. Remember to readjust them as needed to maximize their effectiveness.

3. Inspect All Your IP Cameras

If you have cameras included in your home automation system, examine them daily to make sure that they have power, are aimed properly, and have not been vandalized. Remember to check your monitoring and recording devices as well to verify that each camera is getting an image and is recording appropriately.

 

4. Request Annual Inspections

Your own checks are important to prevent major malfunctions in your home security system, but an annual inspection from a qualified technician can help ensure that everything stays running optimally for years to come.

Such a professional can:

  • Perform a thorough check on all home automation components, power supplies, wires and sensors
  • Repair or replace anything that is not performing at 100%
  • Suggest any software updates that you may need

Most security companies offer annual inspections and it’s important to use these as they will prevent more expensive repairs down the road and reduce the risk of the system failing when you need it most.

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our custom home and business security systems, as well as our home automation maintenance services, contact our Calgary office at 403-291-9311 or fill in our online contact form.


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