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4 Security System Mistakes to Avoid

by valsyste Feb 16, 2022

4 Security System Mistakes to Avoid

In our highly digitised landscape, one of the best ways to enhance security, be it a residential or commercial setting is through the use of security systems in Singapore. Gone are the days where security guards were required to oversee security. While security systems provide greater protection, it is common to make mistakes especially if you are a first time user, implementing these systems. When it comes to your office or home security system, such mistakes can create a great deal of risk. Afterall, a poorly secured environment increases the chance of a break-in or burglary. Therefore, here are some of the common security system mistakes you should avoid to ensure nothing less than peak security.


Neglecting Maintenance 

Think of your security system as a car. Just like how your car requires regular maintenance to function safely and effectively, so does your security system. Sometimes, even the most vigilant owners may overlook the security system maintenance required to keep them running properly. Although self-testing is a good practice, it is highly recommended for security equipment to also be professionally checked each year. With security technicians performing a more detailed diagnosis of your system, you can avoid potential costly repairs. In addition, Maintaining your security system will help preserve it and ensure that it does not fail when you need it most. 

Forgetting your Security System Credentials 

Are you one to forget passwords and credentials? If so, that puts you among one the many who are guilty of this. During installation of your security system, you will be required to key in login credentials. Login credentials not only enhance security, but also enable you to leverage remote capabilities and other important safety features your security system might offer. 


Ideally, you should record these credentials, preferably using a password manager from a secure provider and keep them in a safe place. Security technicians will also need your login credentials when maintaining and servicing your security system. Should you forget, then they will need to reset the ID and password. Hence, for a smooth and seamless maintenance process, you should always remember your login credentials.

Not Waterproofing Connections 

Weatherproofing is necessary on connections exposed to weather, humid or dusty environments. This includes your CCTV systems. A security system that is not properly weatherproofed (waterproofed) can eventually fail and cause irreversible damage. In most CCTV systems in Singapore, a waterproof connector is provided to waterproof the connection. While waterproofing your connections is vital, do also ensure that your security system itself is waterproofed as well. A waterproofed security system can provide surveillance in all weather conditions, making them more durable and reliable. At Valsys Technologies, we offer quality waterproofed security systems to improve your security.

CCTV System in Singapore

Forgetting to Arm your Security System 

Not arming your security system is equivalent to not having one at all! This mistake can be detrimental to your home or office’s security. While you may scoff at the idea of anyone possibly forgetting to arm their security system, this actually happens quite often among owners! In Singapore, the burglary rate is 3.5 cases per 100,000 population. Break-ins like this can be prevented with well-armed, properly functioning security systems. Understandably, it may take first time security system owners to develop the habit of arming their security systems frequently. If you find yourself prone to forgetting, it might be helpful to create reminders such as leaving notes around to prompt you to arm your security system.

These are just some of the many common security mistakes you should avoid. As security is highly integral in safeguarding you and your personal assets, it should not be taken lightly or overlooked. A quality security system should always come hand in hand with good practices to make them worth the investment.

Require a quality security system in Singapore for your home or office? We’re here to help. Valsys Technologies provides security systems including access control systems, CCTV systems, intrusion alarms and more. Contact us for more information today!           

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