The Importance of Regular Security System Maintenance
Bathrooms. HVAC units. Fire alarms. What do they all have in common? They’re business areas that require routine maintenance. But one of the more overlooked business elements you need to maintain may surprise you. Specifically, we’re talking about your security system.
Let’s discuss why it’s important to add your security system to your building’s regular maintenance repertoire.
Seeing What You Need To See
First, revisit why you got your security system in the first place. Wasn’t it to monitor every area of your business? If your cameras are out, there are blind spots or the entire security system is down, your business is at risk. These are after-the-fact problems, however. To prevent them from happening in the first place, it’s important to be proactive.
We recommend regularly scheduling security system inspections and audits for any signs of trouble (e.g. loose wires, blank screens, etc.) and be sure to take both internal and external criminal activities into account. Also, make sure you have enough cameras and that they capture vulnerable areas like the entrance, exit and security or safe room.
Second, routine security system maintenance ensures there is a quick response for any irregularities or concerning behavior. By regularly maintaining and inspecting your security system, you can quickly find out if any cameras are not functioning, if they’ve been tampered with and if there are any gaps in the feed. These are all warning signs that indicate you either need to upgrade your security system, maintain them more regularly or have another security issue. (The latest security systems will let you monitor them remotely adding convenience to routine recording auditing.)
A Professional’s Opinion
Lastly, a discussion with a professional locksmith / security expert can give you more confidence about the security system maintenance your business requires. Even better, you can get a commercial security inspection to more thoroughly and accurately diagnose your security system (and building security in general).
Commercial locksmiths have the training and experience to identify issues that might go unnoticed by you and your staff. They are also aware of the latest security equipment, standards and features you can benefit from just by obtaining this expert consultation. Whatever you do, at least give your security system a once-over to replace any cameras or parts that need it—or to see if a new security system is in order.
If you’d like additional security tips specific to your business including the aforementioned comprehensive security inspections, contact A-1 Locksmith today!Back to Blog