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Alarm SystemsFebruary 2, 2021

4 Things You Should Do For Your Security Systems Right Now!

Start the new year off right…

Start exercising.

Get back into routine.

Eat healthy.

But most importantly… keep your home, family, and/or business safe, sound and secure!

We may not be the experts in providing a 2021 fitness program, but what we can provide are specialist tips on keeping the things important to you safe!

You may have an alarm system, camera system or maybe even both which is fantastic (if you have neither, give us a call on 1300 73 83 93 to get personalised advice!). And while they should be something you set and forget, there are some simple things you should do to ensure you’re getting the most out of your system each year.

 

1. Update your code

This is a simple one, and one that you can do all by yourself. Regardless of whether you’ve had tradesmen working on your property, or shared it with a friend or ex-employee, changing your alarm system code regularly is heavily advised.

(Similar to occasionally updating your email password)

By doing this, you’re ensuring that your system is less susceptible to being broken into or falsely activated/deactivated.

See our new resources page to find your user manual.

 

2. Check to see whether your CCTV system is still recording and saving footage

Picture this…

Your property has been broken into. The alarm has gone off. The intruder has been scared off. They haven’t managed to take anything of real value because of your preventative alarm measures, but you want to try and identify who broke in.

So you access your camera system, but can’t seem to retrieve any footage! Looks like your camera system hasn’t been recording for a while, and you can’t find any footage of the intruder.

Believe it or not, this can happen, and there have been numerous occasions where homeowners and businesses have called us asking for help. While this mostly occurs with cheaper DIY camera systems, we recommend checking even the best CCTV security systems to see if they are recording as they should be, ensuring that they are going to be working in times of need.

 

3. Get your alarm system professionally maintained (we have some monitoring plans that provide FREE annual maintenance checks)

Similar to a car, an alarm system is only in its best condition if it is regularly serviced. We advise having a professional service (or what we like to call a maintenance check) once per year to ensure that your alarm system will work in times of need.

An annual maintenance check will usually involve a range of different procedures and include tasks such as checking your system’s battery health and ensuring detectors are working to their full ability.

Call our friendly Customer Experience team on 1300 73 83 93 to organise your annual maintenance check today!

 

4. Change the batteries in your sensors

Homes and businesses with wireless alarm systems will have wireless sensors and devices. This means that these devices are battery powered, and despite the extended life that these tend to have, it is always important to get the batteries replaced every few years – similar to a smoke alarm.

This can be done yourself or included in your annual maintenance check.

Why do you need to change them?

Like with an annual system service, it makes sure that your system and its components are all going to be operational in times of need. Making sure that your system is going to give you every chance to deter theft and harm is essential.

We like to think that your security should be something you can set and forget, however there is always going to be the element of maintenance.

Simple yet effective, our professional advice and tips are here for you to be able to get the most out of your system.

If you have any questions, feel free to visit our new resources page or call our Technical team on 1300 73 83 93.

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