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Commercial alarm systems are crucial components in protecting assets and personnel from intrusion. Regular maintenance and testing are vital for these systems to function optimally. 

Robinsons Facilities Services offers trained and accredited professionals who excel in conducting thorough maintenance checks and rigorous testing across Yorkshire and UK-wide. Our expertise ensures your commercial intruder alarm system is always operating at its best, providing you with peace of mind and swift response in emergencies.

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Alternatively, you can learn more about commercial alarm system maintenance and our approach from our experts below.

Are Commercial Alarm Systems a Legal Requirement?

Businesses aren’t legally obligated to have a commercial intruder alarm system. However, depending on your commercial insurance policy, you may find that having an alarm system in place could lower your insurance premium.

Talk to your commercial insurer about the security measures you have in place and see if installing a commercial intruder alarm could give you a discount on your business insurance policy.

If your insurance policy already accounts for the security measures on your premises, it is even more vital that you keep the alarm systems in an excellent state of repair.

Types of Commercial Alarm Systems UK

There are a few different types of alarm systems, ranging from simple systems that sound a bell to more complex systems with smart technology.

The most common commercial intruder alarm systems are

Bells-Only Alarms

A bells-only commercial alarm system is the most basic type of commercial alarm system. It will make a loud noise if the sensors are triggered, but it won’t notify anyone else unless someone at the premises hears it.

Monitored Alarm Systems

A monitored commercial alarm system is one where the security company receives an immediate notification if the alarm is triggered.

Smart Alarm Systems

A smart commercial alarm system will immediately contact you or your security company if there is a sign of a break-in. Some smart alarm systems can also collect footage or even contact the police directly.

What Are the Benefits of a Commercial Alarm System?

Even if you don’t have to put an alarm system in place, there are many reasons why they are so popular and commonly used.

  • Deterrence: A visible alarm system can deter potential intruders from attempting to break into the premises.
  • Early Detection: An alarm system can detect and alert authorities of a break-in or attempted break-in at the earliest possible moment, reducing the amount of time intruders have to cause damage or steal property.
  • Emergency Response: A commercial alarm system can automatically notify the authorities, such as the police or fire service, in the event of an emergency or break-in.
  • Peace of mind: Business owners and managers can have peace of mind knowing that their premises are protected and monitored, even when they are not physically present.
  • Insurance Benefits: Many insurance providers offer better rates for businesses that have a commercial alarm system installed, as it reduces the risk of theft and damage to the property.
  • Remote Monitoring: Many commercial alarm systems offer remote monitoring capabilities, allowing business owners and managers to monitor their premises from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Customisable: Commercial alarm systems can be altered to meet the specific needs of each business, whether it’s a small retail store or a large office building.
  • Integration: Modern commercial alarm systems can integrate with other security systems, such as access control systems and CCTV cameras, providing an excellent security solution for the premises.

Commercial Alarm System Maintenance

We recommend that your commercial alarm system be closely monitored for any issues. As well as performing some simple checks and tests yourself, regular planned preventative maintenance will ensure it’s always working at peak efficiency. 

Annual testing and maintenance of commercial alarm systems makes good business sense and may also be required within your insurance policy.

A commercial alarm system test may include

  • A visual check of the system and its condition
  • A check of the power supply, batteries, and cabling
  • An operational test of the system

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Commercial Burglar Alarm Maintenance With Robinsons Facilities Services

If you run commercial premises with commercial alarm systems Yorkshire or across the UK, get in touch with Robinsons Facilities Services. We’ll make sure that your commercial alarm system is professionally maintained and in good working order all year round.

Commercial alarm systems can save your business in the event of a break-in, but only if they are properly maintained. Smart features like alerts and footage collection can also help to improve your business’ security.

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Talk to us today about business burglar alarm maintenance and servicing and see how we can help you keep your property safe. We also offer an emergency repairs service and 24/7 call-outs in case you need help at short notice.

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Commercial Alarm Systems FAQs

Burglar or intruder alarms are not a legal requirement. However, it makes sense to protect your investment and stock and also may be a condition of certain warranties and insurances.

Yes, visible alarms are a proven deterrent in pretty much every study about the subject. They are one of the best ways to make sure that unlawful activity doesn’t take place on your premises, by employees or members of the public.

A monitored system is a way to make sure that if the alarm goes off, it is always responded to. These systems have 24/7 employees who can check on the footage and why alarms have gone off, but they do come with an extra cost.

Regular maintenance keeps your alarm systems in optimal working condition, reducing the risk of malfunctions and ensuring prompt response during emergencies.

It’s recommended to schedule maintenance at least once a year to ensure continuous functionality and optimal performance.

Maintenance typically includes inspecting components, testing functionality, updating software, and replacing batteries if necessary.

While basic tasks like replacing batteries may be possible, it’s advisable to have maintenance conducted by trained professionals to ensure thorough checks.

Neglecting maintenance can lead to system failures, false alarms, increased vulnerability to security breaches, and potential non-compliance with insurance requirements.

Signs such as false alarms, unusual sounds or lights, or irregular system behaviour may indicate the need for maintenance.

Yes, we provide 24/7/365 emergency repair services to quickly address any issues that may arise with your commercial alarm systems outside of scheduled maintenance visits.

The cost of commercial alarm system maintenance can start from as little as €250+VAT per annum with a Planned Preventative Maintenance contract from Robinsons Facilities Services. Costs may vary depending on factors like the size of the system, the level of service required, and any additional components needed. Contact us for a tailored quote based on your specific needs.

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