|A security management system’s account manager can help estimate maintenance costs to optimize your budget.|
In the first article of this series, we discussed utilizing a professional services team during the installation phase to maximize your investment and ensure your security management system is used to its fullest capacity. Once installed, taking advantage of a lifecycle management and system optimization program is critical. An account manager schedules team consultation meetings to provide clear project management and communication engagement, saving you money, time and headaches.
What else can a lifecycle management program do for you?
Plan for Maintenance
When you invest in a lifecycle management package, you will work with your account manager to plan for all security system maintenance. Your account manager will review your system and all components and provide an estimated cost for yearly maintenance. Predicting maintenance costs for the year will help you budget accordingly.
Proactive system support and corrective action ensure your system is always running at peak performance, minimizing downtime and reducing risk.
Continued team consultation calls will ensure that everyone is aware of your maintenance plan and schedules annual reviews of your system which may include the following:
- Complete server/operating system audit
- Database maintenance, backup and management review
- System software application
- Review of third-party components and customer integrations
Part of your lifecycle management program includes a detailed proactive plan and roadmap of what to do if your system fails. Implementing a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in the unfortunate event of a system failure retains the integrity of your system and ensures the safety of your people, assets and buildings.
You can rest easy knowing your property is safe.
Look for part three of Five Ways to Optimize your Security Management System in the next Security eNewsletter.