We cant express enough on the importance of at least getting your alarm system checked over and serviced every year (most home insurance companies require evidence that your alarm is maintained), If its been regularly serviced and maintained then your system should give you many trouble free years of service, but I would suggest you still think about getting it fully upgraded every 10 years or so.
Getting your alarm serviced and fully tested on a regular basis is a wise investment in your alarm system, an annually maintained system is proven to be much more reliable than one which isn''t, we don''t understand why but so many people have an alarm installed and then expect it to run trouble free for the rest of its lifetime, it just doesn''t work that way and this catches so many out.
The average house alarm system takes under an hour to service, the engineer will check the control panel, detectors, bellbox and battery supply voltages and current draws, backup batteries (to ensure a minimum 12 hour backup capacity, these are recommended to be replaced every 3 years), and walk test all the detectors, test bell boxes, sirens and speakers, and finally test the alarm system is functioning correctly. You of course would be advised of any faults found, and be given suggestions for remedies or replacement parts as required.
Areas covered: Greater Manchester, Lancashire