Spring is here! Not only is the weather warmer but the countdown to summer and the year-end holidays has begun. It’s also an opportunity for residents to emerge from their winter cocoons and do a spring clean. Make sure your security system is on the list.
Just like any other appliance, a security system will experience wear and tear and needs to be maintained regularly to ensure it works optimally. What’s most important is that you test your system. With life as busy as it is, it may have been some time since you last did a check so now would be a great time to ensure that your security system is working properly.
If the system is not functioning properly it could mean that the alarm activation signal may not reach our Fidelity ADT control room in the event that there is an emergency.
Testing your alarm can be done remotely over the phone. If anything out of the ordinary is noted, a technician can be dispatched to sort out the problem. Testing should please be done at non-peak times at least once a month.
Over time home security needs can change. Spring is also a good time for you to re-assess your overall security needs.
This can be done during a walk around the property and asking yourself whether there is a need for additional- or motion-sensing lights or outdoor beams. Make sure your gate is secured and can’t be lifted off the rails. Trim back foliage which may interfere with your electric fence. Remember, your security service provider can offer advice if there is any uncertainty on how to identify security needs.