Does your burglar alarm go off whenever you have a power failure? Chances are the emergency standby battery in the control panel has failed.
There is nothing more annoying than a burglar alarm that constantly goes off for no reason, the end result is that people will just ignore it and that defeats the whole object and the purpose of having a burglar alarm in the first place. A common cause of false activations is a faulty emergency standby battery.
So what is the solution?
A burglar alarm system should be maintained and serviced on a regular basis (every twelve months, or every six months for a monitored system) and is often a condition of your insurers, on this maintenance and service visit the emergency standby battery will be checked and tested to show its current condition. If the battery is deemed insufficient then it will be changed. Rules and regulations state that a standby battery should be capable of powering the burglar alarm system for a minimum of 12 hours including a 15 minute full alarm period in the event of a power cut.
On average a standby battery will last between 3 – 5 years – when was the last time you had yours changed?
To arrange a service of your burglar alarm system or to discuss the various maintenance and monitoring options you have then please do not hesitate to contact us.