Summer officially begins today, and we have already endured many storms and weather events in the St Louis area. When there are lightning strikes or power surges that cause damage to the electronics in your home, the security system is also susceptible. Butler Durrell works to protect your system by making surge protection standard on all installations. Despite our best efforts, damage can still occur. Lightning strikes are considered acts of God and not covered by warranties or service contracts however, lightning damage is often covered under homeowners’ insurance policies.
Signs a Security System is Affected by Lightning
The control panel generally shows damage in one of two ways:
- All lights flashing and alarms sounding
- It is completely inactive even when power is reaching the rest of your home
If your security system isn’t working properly a Butler Durrell Security technician can target the problem areas and make recommendations to get your system back up and working as quickly as possible. Our technicians carry affidavits to complete onsite for you to send to your insurance company. We have experience working with insurance companies and can help you get the process started in a timely manner.
Contact Butler Durrell if you need security system repairs or upgrades.