September 2021

It is far too common to have an intruder alarm installed and then believe that your property is forever protected.

When it comes to protecting your commercial or domestic property, peace of mind is the overall goal. To ensure that your intruder alarm is operating at its optimum potential and to avoid future faults in security, your system should be serviced regularly. In this list we explore 6 reasons why it is vital that your intruder alarm is serviced.

1. Protect Your Property – Ensure your System Functions Fully

The overall goal of having an intruder alarm system is to protect your building and they can prove one of the best deterrents you can implement to prevent break-ins to your domestic or commercial property. However, even with these systems installed, intruders may sill break-in, and if your systems fail to make a sound or alert an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) then you will be left in a situation where serious damage or loss occurs, emphasising the importance of making sure your intruder alarm system is maintained and 100% operational. It is important to note that systems are required to be serviced twice a year if signalling to an ARC.

2. Peace of Mind

Knowing that your intruder alarm system is working effectively is infinitely reassuring. Whether it is to protect your belongings or company tools and equipment, knowing that your alarm will identify intruders offers you that extra comfort that both people and possessions are protected. You will receive a Preventative Maintenance Report following a service that documents any findings, alterations or recommendations.

3. Prevent Future Faults

Not all faults are easily identifiable, and whilst your intruder alarm system may appear to be functioning at 100%, you could be deceived. If one aspect of you intruder alarm system fails, the rest can easily follow. This can be prevented by having your system serviced regularly.

4. No Nonsense with Insurance Providers

Having a fully operational intruder alarm system can sometimes save you money and time regarding insurance; some providers offer better premiums when your property is protected, and some may not even offer insurance without an intruder alarm system installed. Some insurance providers may require your alarm to be serviced at least once per year to retain your current premium.

5. Extend the Life of Your System

You should look at servicing your intruder alarm system similarly to servicing your car, if you didn’t service your car for years, eventually it would break down. The exact same can occur with your intruder alarm system, servicing can help to increase the lifespan of your system and help you save on future costs, and of course will consistently provide protection.

6. Professional Support 24/7

There can also be other short-term benefits to having your system serviced. Lynx Fire & Security provide access to an on-call Emergency Engineer during evenings and weekends for the following 12 months. They also provide callouts at a reduced rate for maintained customers if you need onsite support in-between services.

Overall, it is incredibly important to service your intruder alarm system at least once a year to ensure that your commercial or domestic property is fully protected and that it will respond accordingly to any situation to protect those around you as well as your valuable belongings.

If you have any other questions regarding your intruder alarm system or servicing, then please contact us here or visit our Support & Advice page for more information. At Lynx Fire & Security, we offer comprehensive servicing that ensures your property is protected 24/7 365 days a year.

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