How Often Should I Update the Surveillance Cameras and Monitors?
When installing surveillance cameras into a home, most people expect the equipment they install to last forever. If properly maintained, your surveillance and monitoring equipment can last several years. However, this false sense of security may leave you exposed.
While it is true that the main infrastructure can last a long time, it is important to realize that equipment can break down over time. When this happens, it becomes obsolete and ineffective. As a result, you may need to clean or update your equipment. Here is a general guideline for how often you should update your equipment.
When Your Technology Is Lacking
As technology continues to change, you want to stay up to date with the latest or most up-to-date technology. Modern security systems go beyond intruder alarms and fire detection. The use of smart security equipment will help to monitor your home for water leaks, breakdowns in your heating system or furnace, and CO2 levels.
The biggest benefit of updating your equipment will help to ensure that everything is working. This will give you peace of mind knowing the equipment is doing its job and will protect your family and property effectively.
When The Equipment is Old and Ignored
Neglected electronic equipment tends to be less efficient over time. Therefore, surveillance cameras and monitoring equipment will need to be maintained regularly. Regular maintenance will allow the experts to detect any issues with the ULC monitoring security equipment.
Maintenance will help to ensure that you have an uninterrupted feed and clear images from the surveillance cameras. This can be done through software updates, physical cleaning, running tests, and other miscellaneous means.
To Improve Quality of Life
It is time to update if you want to use your smartphone to control your monitoring equipment. With modern security equipment, your smartphone can do everything. For instance, you can lock your house from miles away, monitor all of your security cameras remotely, and turn the lights off from anywhere.
It is important to remember that outdated technology can hamper your security efforts. If you have an old system in place, consider having it updated. As a general rule of thumb, security equipment that is ten or more years old should be replaced. Also, if your system still relies on a landline, it is time to update to cellular monitoring. If you have any questions, contact the experts at ScanTech.
For over 25 years, Marc and Jacqueline Cyr of Scan-Tech Alarm Systems Ltd. have helped to keep people and properties safe in Prince Albert and its surrounding areas.
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