Home » Blog » Fire & Security: The Power of Proactive Protection with Planned Preventative Maintenance

Fire & Security: The Power of Proactive Protection with Planned Preventative Maintenance

The age old debate as to whether paying an alarm servicing company a retainer fee for regular proactive preventative maintenance is more cost effective versus a ‘pay as you go’ approach continues to rage.

On one side, there’s the reactive approach which basically means waiting for something to break before taking action, and on the other side lies the proactive solution – Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM).

In this article we explain why in our opinion PPM holds the key to ensuring your fire and security systems deliver optimum performance and protect your people, processes and property.

Let’s delve into the benefits of PPM versus reactive maintenance and explain why proactive protection reigns supreme.

First and foremost, let’s address the elephant in the room – downtime. Reactive maintenance may seem like the simpler option, but it comes with many disadvantages:

  • Compliance and health & safety risk
  • Cost of downtime
  • Damage to property and theft
  • Reputational damage

When critical fire and security alarm systems fail unexpectedly, it can disrupt operations, compromise safety, and even result in costly damages. On the flip side, PPM allows for scheduled maintenance and inspections, minimising the risk of unexpected failures and keeping systems running smoothly.

But it’s not just about avoiding downtime – it’s about maximising efficiency and effectiveness. With PPM, fire and security alarm systems undergo regular inspections, testing, and maintenance to ensure they’re operating at peak performance. This proactive approach not only enhances the reliability of the systems but also extends their lifespan, ultimately saving time and money in the long run.

Furthermore, PPM offers peace of mind – a priceless commodity when it comes to safety and security. Knowing that your fire and security alarm systems are being diligently maintained and monitored provides a sense of reassurance that reactive maintenance simply can’t match. It’s like having a dedicated guardian watching over your premises, ready to spring into action at the first sign of trouble.

In addition to improve reliability and peace of mind, PPM also enhances safety compliance. With regular inspections and maintenance checks, organisations can ensure that their fire and security alarm systems meet regulatory standards and requirements. This not only mitigates the risk of fines and penalties but, more importantly, safeguards the well-being of employees, customers, and assets.

But perhaps the most compelling benefit of PPM is its potential to prevent disasters before they occur. By proactively identifying and addressing issues early on, PPM can nip potential problems in the bud, preventing minor issues from snowballing into major emergencies.

Whether it’s detecting faulty wiring, replacing aging components, or recalibrating sensors, PPM empowers organisations to stay one step ahead of potential threats.

In summary, whilst reactive maintenance may offer a quick fix and may cost less in monetary terms, the advantages pales in comparison to the comprehensive protection provided by Planned Preventative Maintenance.

From minimising downtime and maximising efficiency to enhancing safety compliance and preventing disasters, PPM is the ultimate safeguard for fire and security alarm systems. By embracing the power of proactive protection with PPM you will have so much more assurance that the safety and security of your premises can be relied upon.

If you would like further advice regarding the right fire and security alarm systems to install in your office please get in touch.

Colin Milligan

Colin joined Tecserv UK Ltd in 2010. He has been in the fire and security industry for 30 years + and in that time has held a number of senior positions. His experience helps to bring focus and growth to our sales and marketing strategy by being objective driven and KPI measured.