Change Your Clocks and Check Your Security System

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Change Your Clocks and Check Your Security System

It’s that time of year to change your clocks! Make it a habit to test your security system twice a year by checking it when you change your clocks. Here are some ways you can check to make sure your security system provides the best protection.


Change the Time

If you have an older alarm system, you may need to change the time on your alarm keypad manually. Also, if you have a security camera system it is important to make sure the time is changed. In the event of a crime or emergency, having the correct time on your security system and security cameras can be crucial for evidence.

Test Life-Saving Devices

Making sure that your life-saving devices are working correctly is vital to your safety. With the hustle and bustle of life, it can be hard to remember to stop and check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Make it a habit to test both devices every six months by checking them when the time changes in the fall and spring.

Update Smart Home Schedules

With the time changes, you may need to update the schedules of your smart home devices. For example, the schedule of your smart lights may be dependent on when it gets dark outside. There are smart light schedule options to have your lights switch on and off at dusk and dawn for your outdoor lights. If instead, you choose to manually input a time you may want to adjust the schedule so that you don’t arrive home to a dark home.


With a properly maintained alarm system from ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm, you can be at ease knowing your home is protected. If you are interested in installing a residential security system, contact us to schedule a free consultation.