Alarm Maintenance: Servicing & Maintaining Your Alarm System

Regular alarm maintenance is important, to ensure that you, your family, and your valuables are always protected. Maintaining your alarm system will give you continued peace of mind and even save you from expensive repair costs.

Installing a burglar alarm system is the first step in protecting your home from theft. Regular alarm maintenance will ensure that it functions when you need it the most.

Read more below about why burglar alarms need servicing, how long burglar alarms last, and how often you should service your alarm system.

How often should burglar alarms be serviced?

Though alarm systems vary, all burglar alarms do need to be maintained. We recommend servicing your burglar alarms at least once a year even if it’s just a check for peace of mind. Inspect equipment like the sensors, control panel, keypad, speakers, and batteries for broken down parts.

Things to look for include corroded wires or damages to the plastic exteriors. In addition, batteries should be recharged or replaced.

Systems with a police response alarm should be serviced annually. This yearly alarm maintenance will stop your system from detecting faults that could falsely trigger the alarm. False alarms cause you and your family unnecessary fear and cause frequent annoyance.

The great thing about our system is that you can service your alarm yourself. This means that while hiring a professional to service your alarm system ensures your alarm is up-to-standard, you can perform simple checks yourself.

Boundary is a smart home security choice that makes alarm maintenance effortless. If you want a security system that performs remote alarm maintenance to save you time, reduce false alarms, and keep you feeling safe, Boundary has flexible options for all types of homes.

How long do burglar alarms last?

How long your burglar alarm system will last depends on several things. The quality of its installation, how often alarm maintenance is done, and advances in technology for home security.

The longevity of your burglar alarm system has a lot to do with whether or not it was installed professionally. Poor installation could falsely trigger your alarm or increase the likelihood of damages from the weather. We recommend using Boundary’s Pro Installation to ensure everything is set up to perfection.

Performing checkups to the system throughout its lifespan will make your home security system last longer as these checks prevent wear and tear. For example, if your control panel has a keypad and you notice a number being worn down, consider changing the password every year or two.

On average, people tend to update their burglar alarm systems every seven years. However, with annual alarm maintenance, your security system should last you well over ten years.

It’s important to note that home technology has advanced considerably over the last two decades. If your system is over ten years old, it’s likely the technology in your security system is out of date. While many providers implement regular firmware and software updates, not all do. Boundary is subscribed to the IoT Best Practice recommendations and do this regularly, so your system will last as long as possible.

Upgrading to an intelligent and wireless home security system like Boundary is an easy and flexible way to protect your home with up-to-date technology.

With Boundary, all Smart and Pro members receive a three-year warranty on our wireless home security systems. Lite and Smart members receive a twelve-month warranty and the option to upgrade to SmartPlus or Pro within their first year to receive a three-year extended warranty.

Checking your batteries

Low batteries can trigger false alarms so it’s important to check and replace them regularly. Always check your batteries after power outages and at least once a year on your burglar alarm system.

There are several ways to know when you should change your batteries. Look for a change of colour in the lights on your system, an alert on the control panel, or an alert on your smartphone notifying you if any batteries may be ready to swap out for fresh ones.

The equipment in your Boundary burglar alarm system comes with fully charged long-life lithium batteries. The Boundary Door and Window contact sensors, PIR motion sensors, and Outdoor Siren have batteries that last around twelve months but should they need changing sooner, Boundary’s regular system checks will alert your phone when any of the contact sensors, motion sensors, or sirens need a battery change.

The Boundary alarm hub is mains powered, for extra peace of mind, comes equipped with a twelve-hour backup battery should the power be disconnected for any reason. The alarm hub will recharge itself once the power is back up and running.

Read our post for more about how often should you change your house alarm battery?

Keep your burglar alarm system in tip-top shape with Boundary

Boundary makes alarm maintenance easy. Our intelligent home burglar system detects break-ins without the use of cameras for smart protection that respects your privacy.

We help you keep your Boundary system working without interruption by performing regular remote checks, like checking your sensors and battery life.

When we finish an inspection, you can conveniently receive notifications on your phone so that you can go on relaxing in your home knowing everything is safe.

Avoid poor installation with Boundary’s easy self-installation and additional support. All parts, batteries, and easy-to-follow instructions needed for you to protect your home are included right in the box.

For extra peace of mind, we can send one of our approved professionals to set up your system for you and schedule the service whenever it works best for you.

For even more security, our Pro-plan with 24/7 police monitoring includes annual maintenance checks for general wear and tear and replace all batteries so you can keep on enjoying the safety and zen of your home.

Let Boundary be vigilant so you can relax. Sign up for a monthly plan today that best fits your lifestyle. Boundary’s smart system constantly self-services itself and updates to keep you up to date and flag any problems immediately, so you don’t have to worry about constant manual maintenance checks.