Why is it important to get your intruder alarms serviced regularly?

One false alarm is annoying, but multiple false alarms, is not only infuriating, but it can put the security of your home and workplace at risk. This is especially true if you have a monitoring contract where the police are notified. Three false alarms in the UK can see you struck from the register and they won’t respond again.

An intruder alarm should be serviced once a year if it is a bells only and twice a year if it is monitored. Regular servicing and maintenance of your alarm is crucial for prevention of and correction of future faults, before the alarm stops working and puts your property at risk. Sophisticated diagnostic equipment allows our team to discover issues that could potentially cause problems from the battery life, to tamper circuits and general wear and tear from the great British weather!  

A service is important for any type of alarm system including:

  • Wired Alarms
  • Wireless Alarms
  • App-enabled Alarms
  • Unmonitored or Bells-only Alarms
  • 24/7 Monitored Alarms
  • Police Response Alarm Systems
  • Keyholder Response Alarm Systems
  • Redcare or Dualcom Alarm signalling Systems

Some of the handier of you may feel confident in diagnosing and fixing issues with alarms, however we cannot stress enough the importance of having a professional carry out any servicing or repairs to ensure the alarms are working to their full potential. Attempting to fix the alarm yourself or having an unregistered professional to service or repair an alarm could affect your insurance policy or void the warranty on the alarm. 

Ensure your service is carried out by an SSAIB certified Professional

For industrial and commercial premises, a working alarm is critical for protecting your assets but also for insurance purposes. The protection of your home and workplace should always be of the utmost importance, this is why we recommend making sure that any installations, servicing and repairs are carried out by a professional with an SSAIB accreditation.

Accreditation with the SSAIB is a mark of excellence. The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) is the leading certification body for organisations providing security systems and monitoring services.

All our works are SSAIB certified so you can be sure of compliance for your insurance needs.

Check it- Don’t Chance it

December is just around the corner and many of us are making our Christmas preparations. It’s an exciting time and for many businesses, they will be planning for closures across the festive period and individuals may be off to visit family and friends.

During these preparations, one of the most important checks on your list should be making sure that your intruder alarms are working properly ahead of the festive rush. While we are all celebrating time with loved ones, criminals celebrate Christmas with crime.  Those opportunistic burglars see Christmas and New Year as the perfect chance to steal unattended belongings. Keep them well hidden and make sure your alarms are in good working order!

Get in touch with BEBA for extra peace of mind this Christmas!