Burglar and intruder alarms should be serviced at least once a year, whether in a domestic or commercial setting. Systems with Police response – need to be serviced twice a year. An alarm system service ensures that everything is in working order and can pick up any potential faults before they become a problem. During a typical service, all components of the system are tested and adjustments made if necessary, so keeping a regular service schedule ensures that you have peace of mind regarding the operating status of your NSI or NACOSS approved system.
We all have our cars serviced every year, because if a niggling problem is undetected or left to worsen, it could cause a failure or potentially a serious accident. While an alarm system failure may not lead to an injurious accident, the consequences of an ineffective alarm system on your building and contents in the event of a break in, is similarly devastating to the home or business owner. If your buildings and contents insurance has clauses or discounts for the presence of an NSI approved alarm system, it is vital to check the schedule of insurance for their requirements regarding system servicing – some companies require annual servicing as part of the agreement and if you cannot prove that a service has been carried out and any repairs identified carried out promptly in the last twelve months then your insurance may be void, putting an immediate stop to any claims you may need to make.
If your NSI approved alarm system is not due for a service, but there are fault warnings on the control panel, low battery notifications or prolonged flashing of LEDs on sensors, this indicates a problem that needs addressing by a professional technician, and you should bring your scheduled service forward or call out an engineer immediately.
P&R Alarms offer a range of servicing options for domestic and commercial clients alike, and we can offer maintenance contracts on older alarm systems and those which we have not installed. Our commercial and domestic maintenance contracts include a 24 hour call out option, giving you the ability to speak to and call out an engineer at any time, should there be a problem with your alarm system. This means that even if something fails at entirely the wrong moment, (and let’s face it, system failures rarely happen at a convenient time), you will have a resolution the same day, often within a couple of hours of making the call.
Our maintenance services cover the testing of NSI gold alarm systems including: the batteries, sensors, cables and wireless components, as well as any manual parts, such as panic and emergency buttons, manual overrides and other person-operated features of your alarm system. We also remind you when the next service is due, so there is no worry that you may forget to book your appointment in. Even if you already have an intruder alarm, you can still avail yourself of our expertise by taking out an alarm system maintenance contract from us, an NSI NACOSS Gold standard holder. Call us today on 01905 799949.