Welcome to 2013! Since we have entered a new year, it is a good time to evaluate your plans for maintaining your security systems. As with any electronic systems, security systems need care and attention to stay in good working order. Here are some questions you should answer as you think about your systems:
When was the last time you checked and replaced the back-up batteries in your burglar alarm system, fire alarm system, or access control system? Batteries should be tested at least once a year to ensure that they are in good working condition.
Have you checked your Digital Video Recorder or Network Video Recorder recently to ensure that video is recording properly and that all of your cameras are working properly? This type of testing should be done weekly.
Have you updated the holiday schedule in your access control system for the new year?
Have you backed up your access control system database recently? Depending on the number of changes you make, this should be done weekly or monthly.
Checking and testing your systems regularly will extend the lives of those systems. Now that we are in a new year, it is time to set up a program to take care of your security systems.
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-Scott Hightower, Verified Security