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Maintenance Tips for Your Home Security Systems

A home security system is a sound investment, and just like any other investment, it needs to be looked after to ensure that it is effective. Create a habit of maintaining your home security system and you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that you’ve created a safe environment for your family.

Here are the key maintenance tips to ensure that your home security system remains effective:

Inspect

All parts of your home security system need to be inspected routinely. Go through the list of security measures installed in your home and ensure that every part is in working order. Test the equipment, fix anything that is broken and make a note of any concerns to discuss with your local residential security services.

For your convenience, here is a checklist that will help you with inspections:

ItemStatusDate inspected
Access gates  
Access permissions
Alarms  
Beams and sensors  
Burglar Bars  
Electric fencing  
Glass break detectors  
Locks  
Panic buttons  
Security cameras  
Security gates  
Walls  

Update

Establishing the status of your home’s security system is only half of the process. Once you know your status, you need to go about updating the security measures, so you’re covered for any possible incident. 

    • Start with updating access permissions to remove or add access for staff members and other authorised persons to visit your home. 
    • Change any locks or access methods that may have been compromised by staff leaving your employment. 
    • Next, update and improve outdated measures by upgrading equipment. 
    • Finally, ensure you have the latest contact details for all emergency services. Emergency numbers should not only always be visible in case of an emergency, but also always easy to find! So, storing these contact details on your phone as well could save valuable seconds when they count the most. 

Keep in Contact

Always keep in contact with your residential security services to stay updated on any potential threats, changes in contact details or developments in security measures that might be necessary to keep your home safe.  

Whether you have questions on any of these tips or you’re in need of residential security services, contact TRSS Reaction for advice and/or a quote on updating the security of your home. 

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Why You Need Predictive Residential Security Services – Not Reactive

Criminals are becoming smarter. They are coming up with new ways to gain access to homes and cause harm. If you want to secure your property and ensure the safety of your household, you’ll need to be a step ahead of these intruders. This is where predictive residential security services come in.

Predictive residential security services go beyond simply installing home alarm systems or an electric fence. These services work to better understand your security needs and vulnerabilities. They rely on years of security data to respond to events and, therefore, ensure the safety of your property.

For example, off-site security personnel monitoring your property are trained to spot specific conditions such as the same car parked outside your home or a person with suspicious behaviour walking by your home. This ensures that security personnel is able to respond faster and thus prevent damage or injury.

Predictive residential security services also ensure that areas of vulnerability are prioritised in the design of home alarm systems. These services do not apply a one-size-fits-all model to the installation of the security system. They design the system based on your specific needs following an inspection of your property. This ensures greater security for your household.

Bespoke security systems ensure more efficient use of resources. They also improve the chances of intercepting criminals. These systems reduce the chances of false alarms and, therefore, ensure that security personnel is available to respond to actual emergency situations.

If you’re looking to secure your property, contact us, TRSS. We’ll provide you with bespoke security services to meet your specific needs.