Your electronic security provider should not be a one and done deal, it should be an investment. Your provider should be like the friend who is always there for you, even when you think you do not need them. You should hear from or have contact with your provider regularly to ensure that a problem does not arise. Preventative maintenance is essential and the key to preventing a problem from occurring.
Preventative maintenance is maintenance that is regularly performed on your security equipment to lessen the likelihood of it failing.
The company that you have hired to be your trusted electronic security provider should provide the following maintenance:
The powerful impact of video surveillance, enhanced by technological leaps in image quality and retention, has transformed it into a central function of almost every security system.
- Clean camera housings
- Check camera wiring connections
- Check all camera views for accuracy and clarity
- Vacuum out the back of the DVR
- Check DVR hard drives
Alarm monitoring is a fundamental component of any sound plan for ongoing security. Beyond the obvious need for state-of-the-art technology, a quality alarm monitoring service must include professionals who can handle and maintain order, provide assistance and possess the insight to get the job done when any critical incident or disaster unfolds.
- Check and replace all outdated batteries
- Check door contacts
- Test all keypads
- Check and clean all motion detectors
- Check all wiring and connections
- Check all monitoring signals to the central station if applicable
Visitor and personnel entry management is a core defense against theft, espionage, and loss of intellectual property, and is essential for employee safety.
- Check and clean all electrified door hardware
- Test all power supplies
- Clean access control card readers
- Test all request to exit devices
Are you receiving these services? The security of your institution is top priority. If your current provider is is not providing you with the preventative maintenance that your electronic security system requires, are you really secure?