How to Maintain a Commercial Security System

Nov 09, 2021

With the latest advances in security technology, it’s becoming easier for small businesses to find a security system that works for their needs. Whether you’re new to your commercial security system or have been utilizing security measures for some time, proper maintenance will increase the life of your system and provide greater overall protection from potential threats.

Common Issues with Commercial Security Systems


There are a variety of issues that can arise with commercial security systems. Some of the most common include:

  • Sensor calibration issues

  • Incorrect programming

  • Not arming or disarming correctly

  • False alarms

  • Non-functioning security locks

While some of these issues require a service technician, proper maintenance can help to avoid them, or at least prolong their life. Be sure to consult with a professional on any needed inspections or repairs that might be beyond an amateur’s scope.

Ways to Help Maintain Your System


Maintaining a commercial security system is typically something left to professionals, but there are ways that you can help contribute to your security system’s health. 

  • Ensure door locks are clean and can function properly and smoothly

  • Cameras should be clear of obstructions, and lenses and connections should be clean

  • Check battery levels within all devices that require them

  • Routinely check with your manufacturer or service provider to ensure that your system’s software and firmware are updated to reduce vulnerability

Regular Inspections Matter


While these efforts will greatly increase the likelihood of your system lasting, the best way to maintain your commercial security system is by partnering with a professional security team to provide regular inspections. At a minimum, you should plan to have your system inspected on an annual basis. More inspections could be needed if you are dealing with an older system. Professional inspections for commercial systems should include:

  • Visual inspection and any necessary cleaning of devices and electronics

  • Verification of all communication links, including to the monitoring station

  • Performance of a “walk-test”: walking around the secure area to intentionally set off the system and know that signals are being properly received

  • Any needed software updates or data backups

When partnering with FSS Technologies, customers can rest easy knowing they’re in great hands when it comes to securing their business. Our certified security professionals can easily inspect your current system, perform service, and advise you on any security questions or concerns.


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