- Design Considerations
- Location Considerations when Designing a Security or Fire Alarm System
- Physical Devices
- Configuration and Settings
- Device Connectivity
- In-house Services
- External Services
- Industry Standards for Home Security and Surveillance Systems
- Installation Plans
- Maintenance Plans and Procedures
- Exam Prep Questions
- Need to Know More?
Maintenance Plans and Procedures
The final step of an actual installation is to test the system to ensure that it is working properly. When you document the testing procedures, include which devices you tested, how you tested each device, the results from the tests, who tested them, and the date the tests were performed. Always test the system and each individual device to ensure that all devices are working properly.
Troubleshooting can be made a lot easier by keeping good, detailed notes on what the problem is, what the system or device is doing, and what you did to correct the problem. If you or another installer run into the same problem later, fixing it the second time around will be easier if you documented exactly what you did the first time.