Reducing interruption

Feb 1, 2023 | Commercial Security, Office Security

One of the key areas some organisations mention to us is interruption; having anything fire and security related installed into a building and onto premises where daily activities go on means disturbance.

It’s a real concern

How can you carry on your day to day work if something is unsecure, alarms are going off, electricity needs to be switched off, drills are being used, every room needs to be accessed and barriers are left raised?

There will definitely need to be a risk assessment in place for the day our engineers are on site.

One thing that JKE have worked hard on is commissioning our equipment offsite.

It’s been a case of having too; one of our major clients is a multi-site NHS trust.

Doors can’t be left swinging open, and people can’t be tripping over engineering kit.

How does JKE Security get around this issue?

By pre-commissioning everything that’s due to be installed offsite. Everything is made ready to be deployed ensuring low interruption levels which we understand is critical for busy or secure places like the NHS.

Our aim is minimum disruption for every installation our team carries out. But that requires some preparation and thought ahead of the day booked for your security systems to be exchanged or put in place.

JKE driving to site in our loaded van

JKE engineers are ready to do an installation

What’s on our pre-commissioning checklist?

Firstly by commissioning everything off site our team are sure that every component is working before it’s loaded into any of our vans. By understanding the functions of the intruder alarm, access controls for doors, the ancillary equipment like the magnetic strips and fob readers are all in good working order saves multiple issues when we get onsite.

It’s the small things that our engineering team do back at our base that make a difference:

  • Removing all packaging
  • Opening systems where batteries are required
  • Writing the installation date on the battery
  • Checking alarm devices and CIE (control and indication equipment)
  • Ensuring all signals work
  • Checking the alarms work
  • Activating systems ready to be fully operational
  • Connecting wires that can be done offsite
  • Labelling equipment against the plans for where it will be installed
  • Packing items together so everything for one installation is in the same place
  • Ensuring we have the correct fixtures

Whatever your business or organisation does each day minimum disruption to it is always welcomed by our clients. The things we detail here may sound like common sense but if anything is missed it can cause havoc with an install. Our aim is to avoid that at all costs that’s why our engineers are super organised and the office-based team support them with the pre-commissioning checklist.

If you want to talk about an intruder alarm installation that doesn’t cause you lots of interruption reach out and have a chat with us by telephone (0800 2545645) or drop us an email ( whenever it’s convenient for you.