If your alarm is nearing the ten year mark, then it may be time to replace the system. Older alarms are not as technically efficient as newer models, and they can be difficult to maintain. A dated alarm system can cause a number of problems for a household or business, so it is worth assessing whether it’s time for an upgrade.
If a part breaks and needs replacing in your old alarm system, you could find that it isn’t a simple fix. Replacement parts can be more difficult to source for older alarm systems, with some no longer manufactured. Should you find that your system is faulty because of a broken part, then you may need to replace the entire system anyway.
New systems often provide better security, as technological advances have improved the overall quality and detection abilities of burglar alarms. While intruders may be able to disable or restrict an older alarm, newer systems often are better quality and prevent tampering.
If you have a device that is linked to CCTV systems, then it may be that your cameras need an upgrade. The introduction of HD cameras for home and business security allows for better quality footage to be captured.
Easier to manage
A new alarm system can be easier to manage than an older system. Many newer systems can have software integrated with them that allows for management by smartphones, so you can control your alarm systems outside of the home.
Is maintenance the answer?
The solution may not always be to replace your system. Instead, bi-annual maintenance can mean that your older alarm system is working effectively and efficiently.