How to Ensure the Longevity of Your Home Security System
By Rowan Barry
Nov 04, 2020
Your home security system has a vital job to do in protecting your property, your valuables and your loved ones. When investing in security systems, London homeowners know that the higher the quality, the longer they will continue to provide that much-needed protection. But what steps you can take to ensure your security measures go on to serve you well into the future? Let’s take a look at how to prolong the life of your home security system.
As with anything that involves moving, electrical or mechanical parts, regular servicing is vital. The likes of safes, electronic locking systems, automated gates, CCTV, intruder alarms and door entry systems all need to be thoroughly and professionally checked on a regular basis to ensure optimal performance.
Think of regular servicing as an investment, as it will get you the best value and performance out of your security measures.
Routine maintenance will improve the functionality, and lifespan, of any system, preventing technical malfunctions that could potentially leave you, your property and your family unprotected.
Security measures such as burglar alarm systems are engineered using a complex system of components. Regular checking is crucial to ensure all these components remain in working order. Faults can be prevented from occurring and, in the case of alarm systems, false alarms avoided.
The importance of safe servicing and maintenance cannot be over-emphasised. Combination locks are made of moving parts, which can become worn or dirty over time. It’s important to be aware that under-maintained locks of any kind, including door locks, can easily become unworkable. In the case of a safe, this could render the contents inaccessible.
A lock that fails when a safe is locked may result in a need to have it drilled open and then repaired. This is a job that can only be done by an experienced locksmith, and there is the chance that the lock may be damaged and need replacing. So, it’s clear to see how important regular safe servicing is if you are going to save time, money and hassle.
You can invest as much as you like in quality home security products, but if you don’t match the investment with a professional installation, in reality you may as well have gone for the lower cost option.
Professional installation of any security product will help to prolong its lifespan. What’s more, certain home security measures, such as intruder alarm systems and final exit door locks, are often required to be fitted professionally for insurance purposes, and for good reason. Professional installation is a guarantee of quality, and of safety. But how is ‘professional installation’ defined? It all boils down to accreditations and memberships of official industry bodies. Here’s a quick guide to what you should be looking for:
- National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold for alarms, CCTV and access control systems
- Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) for all locksmith services
- Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) for all ironmongery services
- Eurosafe for quality safe supply and installation
To prolong the lifespan of your home security system, it is necessary to take steps to ensure the longevity of its components.
So, consider the environment that the system will be installed in, and the resulting stresses that each measure will come up against. A company specialising in professional home security systems will ensure that the equipment chosen for your individual property will be able to stand up against the likes of extreme temperatures, wind, rain, salt, sand and pollutants. This will help to minimise wear and tear, and in turn increase the lifespan of the equipment.
For security systems London homeowners can rely on, choose Barry Bros Security
Barry Bros Security is an accredited, qualified insurance industry specialist. We are Master Locksmith Association certified and NSI Gold accredited, as well as members of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers.
For tailored advice on any security matter, you are welcome to get in touch, or visit us in person at our London security showroom where our experts will be able to help you select from a vast range of security equipment, as well as arrange regular servicing and maintenance and professional installation to help prolong the life of your home security system for the ultimate in value.