Test Your System

The Importance of Testing Your System

Imagine a car sitting idle for three years or a home left vacant for five – would you expect everything to work perfectly? This analogy perfectly illustrates the importance of testing your home security system regularly. In emergencies, there are no second chances; your security system must function flawlessly.

Why Test Your Home Security System?

Just like any mechanical equipment, your home security system needs periodic testing to ensure optimal performance. This video will guide you through the process of testing your system effectively, ensuring it works when you need it most.

How to Test Your Home Security System

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Step #1

Contact our monitoring station at 1-800-381-2693 to put your system in ‘Test’ mode.

Step #2

Arm the system, then open connected doors/windows and wait for the alarm.

Step #3

Disarm and call back the alarm station to confirm signal receipt and exit ‘Test’ mode.

Sensor & Motion Detector Testing:

  • Ensure your system is in ‘Ready’ mode.
  • Test each sensor and motion detector individually, checking the panel’s response.
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Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Testing:

  • Regular monthly testing is crucial.
  • Use the ‘test’ button, and if unresponsive, change batteries or contact the provider.
  • Consider using canned smoke for a more thorough test.

Stay Safe and Secure with Boyd & Associates!

At Boyd & Associates, we stress the importance of preventative maintenance for your safety. Test your system every 30 days to ensure reliability. For more security tips and solutions, explore our range of home security and automation services. Contact us for custom solutions and be prepared for what’s next.

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“I just recently had a residential security system installed by Boyd & Associates in Ventura. I looked into different companies and Boyd (previously Draganchuk) were very helpful through the process of customizing a system that works for me. I think the level of Service is great and a good value for the price.”

Ventura CA

“Boyd & Associates went beyond our expectations installing a state of the art  alarm and surveillance system. The coverage is excellent, and very user friendly. Hank our Sales Consultant was very knowledgeable and planned out an excellent system.  John and Ray the installers were obviously very experienced and installed the equipment quickly and the devices were placed in just the right locations. We highly recommend this Company to homeowners wanting a Business they can trust and be comfortable with.”

Ventura CA

“We moved into a new office space and discovered some of the security equipment left behind by a prior tenant. Called Boyd & Associates and met with AL Felix who did a great job walking me through what was needed get the system back up and running. Called him again for a second location and again he was courteous and professional as was Sean who installed a new system. Definitely recommended.”

Camarillo, CA