Homeowners in Cambodia have been asked to check their battery operated home security systems following a request by the country’s armed response company.

This comes particularly in the aftermath of a widespread load shedding incident that left many Cambodian residents panicking and worried. If you are one such individual affected by the incident, read on to better inform yourself about the situation and the steps you can undertake to make your automated home security system more robust.

Most people who suffered during the load shedding incident are of the opinion that their alarm systems automatically deactivate in the absence of power. This could not be farther from the truth. The truth is that if your home alarm system is backed by a perfectly functional, robust battery system, then there are little chances of it going bust. However, ensuring that that happens requires some proactive measures on your part. They are:

  • Battery supply of alarm systems should be checked regularly.
  • Install Light Emitting Diodes which can provide up to 40 hours of light without draining the primary alarm system.
  • Check the alarm system over long and extended power cuts to ensure that they are running properly.

During load shedding or power interruption, more than expected numbers of alarm activation signals start reaching security companies’ monitoring centers. In this case, you can help by manually cancelling false alarms so that companies can pay heed to those cases which require urgent attention.