Why security system check-ups are essential

Any security system is a collection of specifically built electronic components and software, installed and configured in a certain way to protect your business or home. Add some AI capabilities to that and you have a smart home or business security system that can be enhanced even further with the addition of CCTV-systems, an audio or audio and video intercom, electrified fence and access control in the form a gate and door opening operators. All accessible with the latest technology from your mobile device.

Just like your vehicle, it become essential to ensure the security systems are maintained with physical check-up of the components and software updates for the software.

At B & L Services we understand how important it is to stay a step ahead of anything that can endanger your property or family. We recommend a 6 or 12-monthly security system maintenance plan.


We’ve made a list of the important reasons why it’s necessary to have a regular maintenance schedule in place:

  1. Deterrence of Potential Threats: Regular maintenance ensures that all security components, such as alarms and surveillance cameras, are functioning optimally, deterring potential intruders or threats.
  2. Reliability in Emergency Situations: Timely maintenance ensures that security systems are reliable during emergencies, providing swift response and assistance when needed.
  3. Extended Lifespan of Equipment: Regular upkeep can identify and address minor issues before they escalate, leading to a longer lifespan for security equipment and preventing premature failure.
  4. Optimal Performance: Regular checks and updates guarantee that security systems perform at their best, minimizing false alarms and ensuring accurate detection of security breaches.
  5. Software and Firmware Updates: Security systems often require software or firmware updates to address vulnerabilities and enhance performance, reducing the risk of exploitation by hackers or malfunctions.
  6. Cost Savings: Proactive maintenance can prevent major issues that may be expensive to fix, helping to save money in the long run by avoiding the need for extensive repairs or replacements.
  7. Insurance Premium Reduction: Some insurance providers offer reduced premiums for properties with well-maintained security systems, recognizing the decreased risk of incidents and potential losses.
  8. Integration Optimization: If your security system is integrated with other smart technologies, regular maintenance ensures seamless integration and compatibility, maximizing the overall efficiency of your home or business automation.
  9. Legal Compliance: Regular maintenance helps ensure that your security system complies with local laws and regulations, avoiding potential fines or penalties associated with non-compliance.
  10. Peace of Mind: Knowing that your security systems are regularly maintained provides peace of mind for homeowners and business owners, allowing them to focus on their daily activities without worrying about the integrity of their security measures.