The Importance of Maintaining your Security Systems

There are a number of reasons to ensure all your security devices and systems are regularly checked, with maintenance procedures carried out.

There are a number of reasons to ensure all your security devices and systems are regularly checked, with maintenance procedures carried out. Firstly, this can usually prevent those annoying and alarming breakdowns. And we all know that prevention is better than cure. It’s less costly too. 

Secondly, it is important to ensure continuity of your insurance compliance. If burglars managed to enter and ransack a building, making off with some valuable equipment, you would of course make a claim for your losses. But if your security systems, locks or doors had let you down because of poor maintenance, your insurers could be justified in not honouring the claim, leaving you to find another way to replace what had been lost.

Then there are fire regulations and health and safety legislation. Compliance with these can all be affected by poorly maintained systems. What if a fire broke out and your emergency exit button did not activate the door release? While doing what you can to keep people with malicious intent out of your premises, you have a responsibility to keep your staff safe while at work. If health and safety inspectors find something wrong they can charge you £120 an hour for the time they spend investigating and helping you to put things right. The risk of situations such as these becoming a reality are all minimised with full and regular maintenance checks.

Who Will Perform Necessary Maintenance?

If you have people on site qualified to maintain your systems, you need to have maintenance policies and procedures that are documented on an ongoing basis. If you don’t have the skills in-house, you need outsourced professionals to perform the tasks for you, providing you with a record of all the checks carried out and confirming all parts of the system are operating correctly.

We know how important it is to keep all your security systems and mechanical devices performing well, so we offer maintenance and servicing contracts that are tailored to suit your needs. We’ll take care of everything to do with your systems for intruder detection: CCTV surveillance; remote monitoring; access control; door entry, including electronic locking and operating. Our mechanical device maintenance service covers locks, door closers, hinges, floor springs, handles, emergency exit devices and the overall condition of the doors that may have an impact on security or health and safety.  As well as breakdown prevention, the service includes 24 hour telephone assistance and engineer response for fault diagnosis and repairs.

Keeping up to Date with Security

Are you making changes to your premises? You need to consider their impact on your security measures. When you take out one of our maintenance contracts we will also constantly monitor business developments that might put areas at risk, with advice on how to deal with any issues that arise.

If you have any concerns about how your security systems or mechanical devices are performing, or how to maintain them and prevent any breakdowns, for reliable and knowledgeable advice and assistance contact us to see how we can help.

How Can We Help?

Regardless of the type of premises you are looking to protect, Barry Bros Security has the solution. Contact us today for expert advice and the benefit of decades of experience in the security industry.