Loadshedding has become a part of our lives, impacting various aspects such as daily routines, shopping habits, and even holiday plans. Amidst these challenges, B & L Services is here to assist you in navigating through this difficult situation. In this article, we present a comprehensive guide on how to keep your security systems operational during a power blackout, making your adjustments a little easier.

Back-up Power Options

Having a reliable back-up power solution is crucial for uninterrupted security system operation. Invest in battery backup systems or generators to ensure continuous power supply during loadshedding. This way, you can maintain the functionality of essential components like CCTV monitors or access the system through your mobile device.

7 top tips to hel p your alarm system handle blackouts or loadshedding

Prioritize Essential Components

valuate the necessity of each component on your security system. Determine whether the CCTV monitor needs to be continuously powered or if accessing the system remotely via mobile devices is a viable alternative. This allows you to optimize power usage and maintain critical security functions.

Energy-Efficient Lighting

Consider replacing traditional light bulbs in your home or business with energy-efficient alternatives. Look for lights that include a built-in battery, which can provide illumination during nighttime power outages. This not only serves as a deterrent to potential intruders but also ensures visibility around your premises.

7 top tips to hel p your alarm system handle blackouts or loadshedding

Dedicated UPS for Routers/Modems

Ensure uninterrupted internet connectivity during loadshedding by connecting your routers and modems to a dedicated Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS). This safeguards your communication channels and allows you to stay connected to your security system and online resources.

Alternative Communication Channels

Collaborate with B & L Services to install or set up alternative communication channels for your alarms to transmit signals to armed response control centers. This ensures that even during power outages, your security system can effectively communicate and receive prompt assistance when needed.

Regular Maintenance

Schedule routine maintenance with our excellent maintenance team to ensure optimal performance of your security systems. Our professionals will check battery levels, replace failing components, and ensure outdoor detector sensors are clean and operational. Regular maintenance minimizes the risk of system failures during loadshedding.

7 top tips to hel p your alarm system handle blackouts or loadshedding

Security Systems Monitoring

Consider enrolling in security system monitoring services provided by our trusted partners. This additional layer of protection ensures that any security breaches or alarm triggers are promptly communicated to the appropriate authorities, even when you are unable to monitor the system personally.

As loadshedding continues to pose challenges to our daily lives, it is essential to take proactive measures to ensure the continuous operation of our security systems. By following the steps outlined in this guide and seeking tailored recommendations from B & L Services, you can effectively handle loadshedding conditions and maintain the safety and security of your premises. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for expert advice on expanding or downsizing your security setup to match the loadshedding conditions in your area. Stay prepared, stay secure!

Contact us today for an assessment of your security systems by calling Bradley on 0823766043 or email to brad@blserv.co.za