How to get the most from your security solutions

Monday, 30th October, 2017

Are your buildings and security solutions in need of a little tender love and care? The importance of maintaining your security solutions is not something you can ignore, so with this in mind we have put together a few tips for you to ensure your building’s security is feeling the love, taking care of your business and keeping you safe.

CCTV - When it comes to CCTV it’s important to check the system when regularly. This gives you the opportunity to check recordings and all the functionality of your cameras is working. This gives you the peace of mind that the full system is working correctly, you’re recording the correct areas and the lighting is ok.

Intruder Alarm - It’s important to conduct visual check of your alarms when you can. This way you can ensure sensors are not obstructed by objects or trees etc. If you do notice sensors are obstructed it’s important you deal with this as if you don’t it may restrict the detectors ability to pick up any intruders.

Access control – For your access control solution to be at its most efficient it’s extremely important to keep your database up to date. You need to clean your database regularly by removing old visitors, staff or students who have left and remove any lost or stolen ID’s that may still be in your database. It’s also a great idea to try and do a walk round when you can to ensure your door furniture, readers and controllers are all working as they should.

ID solution – If you print your own ID cards in house it’s recommended that you clean and change the ribbons in your printers every so often. By doing this, you are not only increasing the life of the printer but you will also benefit from smooth card printing. If you fail to maintain your ID solution, it could lead to printer head damage resulting in a poor quality ID card.  

Taking care of your security solutions not only ensures the safety of your people, buildings and assets but it also means that you are getting the best possible return on your investment. By keeping it well maintained and showing it the love and care it deserves, will provide the ultimate security for many years without costing you the earth in repairs. But, if this all seems a little too much effort for you, AIT are here to help you care for your security solutions.

AIT offer much more than just a state of the art security solution, all our installations come with a maintenance contract included for the first year. This contract provides you with preventative maintain visits to make sure that issues are spotted before they become critical problem, as well as remote or onsite support for any software issues. After the first year you can, of course, renew your maintenance contract – or do as many customers do, price protect their maintenance costs by buying 3 or 5 years in advance.

Don’t let an unmaintained security system be a point of weakness, after all, you wouldn’t you buy an expensive car and not get it serviced! Here at AIT, we think same should apply to your security solutions.

If you would like to find out more about what security solutions we offer click here or our maintenance cover click here. Alternatively why not give us a call on 0113 273 0300 or email solutions@ait.co.uk. Keep safe and not sorry.