So you have installed a brand new, state of the art security system in your home or business. Great job! You've gone a long way to ensuring that the risk of theft, vandalism or break-in is greatly diminished.
However before you start patting yourself on the back, there are a few things you need to be aware of in order to ensure the long life and continued efficiency of your security solutions.
In order to make sure that your new alarm is operating correctly, you will want to make sure that all the batteries in your system are charged and operational
Wireless security systems are great for areas where it might be difficult or impossible to run a cable to, but it important that you change the batteries in these systems at least once every two years.
Bosch wireless is particularly reliable, and will send a message to your keypad whenever batteries are low and need replacing.
Your security control panel will also come equipped with a backup battery in the case of a power outage, to ensure your home or business remains secure.
These should be changed at least once a year if unused. If an outage does occur, and your system is required to utilise the backup battery for a significant period of time, then you will want to change the battery immediately afterwards.
Why is all of this so important? Well because without charged batteries, in the event of a security emergency your alarm system might not function correctly or it might fail completely and not go off at all!
You have paid good money to ensure the safety of your home or business, so don't allow yourself to get complacent, change your batteries regularly.
Another reason why this is important is that old batteries can cause false alarms, potentially causing distress to yourself and your loved ones and also irritating the neighbours.
This is no laughing matter, as a system which is regularly sounding false alarms could potentially result in a cry wolf situation.
This means that nearby residents will be less likely to intervene should there be a real intrusion if, greatly reducing the amount of security that your alarm system is providing.
A failed alarm system is as good as having no alarm system, so remember to change your batteries regularly to ensure that you are getting the safety and security that you and your family deserve.