Every home and business owner is fully aware of the need to protect their home or business from potential intruders and the vast majority have some sort of security system installed. However, many people overlook one crucial element as alarm system owners, namely the need to regularly test their system to ensure it is working properly.
Please see below for a brief rundown on the reasons why testing your alarm system should be incorporated as a regular function rather than occasional testing when you think of it. Most alarm systems have a test mode where you can check all the major functions but our experienced alarm security system specialists in Perth recommend testing all window and door sensors as well as motion detectors individually to ensure every element of your system is operating as it should.
Your security – This is, of course, obvious, and probably why you had the alarm system installed in the first place, but it still needs mentioning. As well as protecting all your worldly goods, a decent alarm system will also reassure the occupants of the building that they are safe from intruders, at home or their place of work. Of all the benefits of regularly testing your alarm system, your personal safety is placed firmly at number one.
Protecting your assets – Another point that goes without saying really but the risks of not regularly testing your alarm system in commercial premises include the potential to ruin your business or at least set you back by weeks if not months. Although your insurance may cover any losses in the event of a break-in, waiting for the claim resolution could take time and would mean taking cash from your business capital which again would disrupt cash flow and productivity. One measure you can take to avoid this type of scenario is simple, never forget the importance of regularly checking your alarm system.
A Deterrent – Although a fully comprehensive alarm system will alert you to any criminal activity and any footage captured helps secure a conviction, we think we can all agree that it’s better if it doesn’t happen in the first place. If you asked any potential criminal whether they’d prefer to break into commercial premises with or without an alarm system, you can guarantee they’d say without, and even visible evidence of an alarm system would be enough for them to move on but this does not mean you should ignore the risks of not regularly checking your alarm system. There is always a chance that potential criminals will try their luck in hoping you haven’t tested your alarm system and attempt a break-in. Modern alarm systems generally operate in the background and provide years of trouble-free service but that doesn’t mean the system can be ignored completely, regular testing is essential.
We hope the reasons regarding the importance of regularly checking your alarm system detailed above have given you some food for thought. The testing process for most alarm systems is a simple task and one that can be performed by almost anyone, at home or on business premises.
Whether you’re looking for a new alarm system, need your current alarm system serviced or want to find out more about the testing process for your particular system, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our service area extends throughout the city of Perth and surrounding areas, and we help both domestic and commercial customers find the right security system for their needs. For more information or to book a consultation with one of our Perth alarm security specialists, please contact us.