How to Add Planned Preventative Maintenance to Your Building


If defence is the best form of attack, then in security, planned preventative maintenance is the best way to protect your business from harm. Also known as PPM, the service ensures that your security efforts are up to date and effective. At Elite Security, we are access control experts; our specialists have the experience and knowledge needed to set the standard for your security systems.

In our latest how-to guide, discover the benefits of planned preventative maintenance and learn how to add PPM to your building.

Quick-Fire FAQs: Planned Preventative Maintenance 
Below, we have answered some of our clients’ burning questions about planned preventative maintenance. If you would like to know more or have a specific query relating to your industry, contact our team

What is Planned Preventative Maintenance?

You have installed all of the necessary security measures for your business, now what? Planned preventative maintenance. The service preserves the quality of your security hardware, like CCTV and secure access points, through regular maintenance by a professional engineer. Without continued maintenance, your security assets are subject to degradation, which may weaken your defences and put your company at risk.

Why is Planned Preventative Maintenance Important? 

Planned preventative maintenance is important because it saves your company time, money and reduces the likelihood of a security breach. Security hardware requires an upfront investment, PPM maintains the quality of that investment so you can reap the long-term benefits. Planned maintenance, when compared to reactive maintenance, is more cost-effective, has minimal disruption, and safeguards your business.

What is Included in Planned Preventative Maintenance?

Planned preventative maintenance includes routinely inspecting, testing and, where necessary, solving any issues before they become a weakness in your security. Access control systems are integral to any business, they can include biometrics, lockdown systems and CCTV – they also require planned preventative maintenance. Elite Security has years of experience maintaining our clients’ access control systems, through our dedicated, customer-focused PPM service.

To learn more about planned preventative maintenance, read our blog post, The article, written by Elite Security founder Ben McCayna, deep dives into planned preventative maintenance and answers more of your frequently asked questions.

Now you know what planned preventative maintenance is and why it is important for your business, discover how to add PPM to your building.

How to Add Planned Preventative Maintenance to Your Building

Reap the rewards from your security systems with planned preventative maintenance. When added to your annual, bi-annual or quarterly to-do list, PPM ensures that your security is operating at the highest standard. It allows you to identify potential issues and solve them before they impact your day-to-day performance.

Find out how to add planned preventative maintenance to your building in our simple step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Identify Your Security Assets

Before you can protect and maintain your high-value security assets, you must first identify them. Each company will have different hardware requirements, so there is no ‘one size fits all’ checklist for planned preventative maintenance.

Start by taking a step back and asking yourself, what is essential for my business to operate securely? If your entrance keypads were to fail, for example, it may allow unauthorised personnel to enter your premises or prevent employees from accessing the office.

Step 2: Reflect on Requirements of Each Asset

Now you have identified which elements of your security need regular maintenance, you can decide how they need to be maintained. Your CCTV system will require different expertise from your biometric security systems or lockdown systems, making this stage arguably the most important.

After identifying how each asset must be maintained, your preventative maintenance plan will be cost-effective, time effective and optimised for your security systems.

Step 3: Create a Plan for Asset Maintenance

After identifying which aspects of your security systems need to be maintained and how to maintain them, you can create a plan for asset maintenance. This involves identifying how often your company requires preventative maintenance and when will create the least disturbance for your business.

You also need to assign someone to carry out the maintenance, who has the experience and knowledge to upkeep your security systems.

Outsourcing Your Planned Preventative Maintenance

Planned preventative maintenance requires training, experience and industry knowledge to optimise your security efforts. It can also be time-consuming, which leads many business owners to outsource their planned preventative maintenance to a company like Elite Security.

Our team of experienced professionals have spent years upkeeping our clients’ security systems. With extensive knowledge of industry standards and regulations, our clients receive high-quality preventative maintenance catered to their specific industry and security assets.

Access Control Systems

At Elite Security, we believe in the many advantages of access control systems . To compete in our fast-paced, high-tech world, modern companies must invest in their access control systems, as it allows business owners to control who can enter their premises, when and how. However, such technology requires scheduled maintenance to upkeep the hardware and ensure optimal security.

Access control systems include CCTV cameras, intruder alarms, identification systems and other high-level security systems. Security systems must operate efficiently, otherwise, your employees may not be able to access your premises or worse, unauthorised personnel may gain access.

Contact Elite Security to Find Out More

To learn how planned preventative maintenance would benefit your business, contact our experienced team by calling +44 (0)20 8534 1660 or completing our online enquiries form Simply include your company name, contact information and explain how Elite Security can help you, to receive a free consultation.

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