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Necessary Alarm System Maintenance
Here are some maintenance considerations for any fire, security and gas detection systems in Arizona:
Regular Inspection and Testing
Alarm systems must be inspected, tested, and maintained regularly by qualified personnel. This involves checking the system’s components, such as detectors, cameras, control panels, and alarm devices, to ensure they are functioning correctly. Testing may include simulated events to ensure the system responds appropriately.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Systems can become contaminated by dust, dirt, and other debris, which can affect their sensitivity and trigger false alarms. Cameras and detectors should be cleaned regularly to remove any debris and ensure they are operating correctly.
Battery Backup Maintenance
Alarm systems should have a backup power source, typically a battery, in case of a power outage. These batteries should be checked regularly and replaced every two to five years, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendation. Testing the battery backup system is also critical to ensure that it can operate the alarm system for the required duration in the event of a power outage.
Upgrades and System Modifications
Alarm systems can become outdated or require modifications due to changes in building use or layout. Any upgrades or modifications must comply with Arizona state and local regulations and be completed by qualified professionals. Failure to obtain the proper permits and approvals can result in costly fines and potential legal liability.