Home Security System Maintenance Checklist

As a homeowner, the security and safety of your home should be one of your top priorities. With so many potential risks out there, it’s essential that you take steps toward protecting yourself and your loved ones from harm. A home security system can help mitigate those risks, but they must also be properly maintained to continue working properly. Discover everything you need to know about its maintenance by reading below.

Replace batteries and check expiration dates

Test and replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and check the expiration date on your fire extinguishers to confirm they’re ready in the event of an emergency.

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Wipe down dirt

There are a few home security devices that you need to clean to work properly. First, make sure to dust the control panel weekly to prevent dust bunnies and cobwebs from interfering with delicate inner workings.

Next, wipe down the lenses of security cameras around the house with a microfiber cloth spritzed with glass cleaner. After all, smudgy footage is useless footage.

Check latest updates

Make sure that your home security app is updated to prevent glitches when you’re using it and to prevent vulnerabilities that create loopholes for hackers.

How to update apps using the Apple Store:

  1. Open the App Store on your phone.
  2. Tap your profile icon.
  3. Find the app in the list.
  4. Tap the Update button next to the app name.

How to update apps using Google Play:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app.
  2. Tap your profile icon.
  3. Choose My apps & games option.
  4. Find the app in the list.
  5. Tap the Update button next to the app name. Source: Safewise

Do an annual inspection

Your own checks help prevent major malfunctions in your security system, but an annual inspection from a qualified technician helps ensure everything stays running optimally for years to come. An inspector performs a more thorough check on all the components, wiring, power supplies and sensors in the system and replaces or repairs anything that is not performing at 100 percent. Most companies offer annual inspections at relatively low cost, and many include it as a part of the initial installation agreement. This helps prevent more expensive repairs down the road and also reduces the risk of the system failing when you need it most.

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Published Date: June 7, 2023