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PErFOrMiNg BASiC TrOuBLEShOOTiNg TO SAvE MONEy AUTHOR katie willie, Marketing director COMPANY locknet chAllenge: A national retailer asked us to review their lock and security expenses for the previous year. The exercise stemmed from a desire to reduce service technician visits. Many organizations spend lots of unnecessary money to dispatch technicians for things that they can easily fix themselves in five minutes or less. If half of your locations were to have one call like this per year, it would amount to a substantial expense. best PrActice: The number one troubleshooting step to help save money is changing batteries. This takes virtually no time at all, and avoids the need to dispatch a technician. Whenever an electrified device such as a safe lock, exit alarm, or pushbutton lock stops sounding or working properly, a good first step is to change the batteries. Always be sure that you are using a name brand alkaline battery. Off-brand batteries will tend to drain much faster than brand name batteries. 1. Safe Locks: I. Even if a keypad beeps and acts normal on a safe, if the battery is low, it may not have enough power to operate the lock bolt. If you are unable to open your safe, always try changing the batteries before calling a technician. The batteries are often located behind the keypad on the outside of the safe. To change the batteries, remove the cover by either taking out the screws on the side of the keypad cover, or if there are no screws, twist the keypad. A majority of safes use 9v batteries. 2. Exit Alarms: A majority of exit alarms use 9v batteries. I. Alarms Integrated into the Push Bar: A. To remove the batteries, you will need to remove the screws on the side of the alarm cover or plate on the end of the push bar. There are typically 4. B. If you do not see screws, you will likely need to use a battery compartment key to remove the cover. These keys are either tube keys or small keys. If you do not have a battery compartment key, look at the cylinder where the battery compartment key is inserted, write down the stamping, and call your local locksmith. They will be able to provide a key. When you insert the key, it will act as a screw. Continue turning it until the cylinder comes out and you can remove the cover. II. Wall Mounted Exit Alarms: A. You often times will need to use a battery compartment key to remove the cover on wall mounted exit alarms. Follow the process outlined above to change the battery. 3. Pushbutton Locks I. On the inside of the door, you will see a plate with a screw at either the top or the bottom. Remove the screw to access the batteries. Some devices will require battery packs that must be purchased from the manufacturer, while others will take multiple AA batteries. 2012 Best Practices | 37

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PRSM 2012 Best Practices

Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Exterior Rebranding
Exterior Rebranding
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Applying Bipolar Ionization to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Save Energy
Determining Responsibility for Ceiling Leaks
HVAC Maintenance and Repairs Quote Review
Managing HVAC Energy Usage Without Installing an Energy Management System
Solving HVAC Issues on Landlord Operated Systems
Creating a Standardized Cleaning Chemical Program
Floor Replacement Planning and Execution
Improving Pest Control Monitoring to Maintain Store Cleanliness
Streamlining Store Cleaning Through Internal Benchmarking
LED Conversion Bolsters Ambiance, Bottom Line and Environment.
LED Gas Canopy Lighting Upgrade
Lighting Maintenance
Retrofitting Signage with LED Technology
Performing Basic Troubleshooting to Save Money
Implementing Repair Audits to Ensure Customer Safety
Improving Quality, Cost and Schedule Through Safety Education
Managing Extended Power Outages Through Emergency Response
Managing Risk Through Slip Resistance Testing
Creating Energy Teams to Pursue Opportunities
Formulating Green Solutions
Making Data Centers LEED Compliant
Outfitting Facilities with an Eye on ENERGY STAR Certification
Recycling Cooling Water From Air Conditioning Systems for Toilet and Landscaping Use
Sustainability-How the Facilities Team Can Contribute
Driving Down Waste Expense
Reducing Trash and Recycling Expense for Retail Locations
Transferring Compactor Maintenance to a Service Vendor
Waste Service Efficiency and Compliance
Waste Evaluation and Right Sizing to Reduce Cost
Asset and Service Warranty Tracking and Management: More Fully Realizing the Value of Budget Expenditures
Conducting an Organized Meeting
Proactive Maintenance Scheduling and Delivery
Repair Reductions by Participating in Design and Construction Table
Streamlining the Store Closing Process
Achieving Process Improvement Through Onsite Assessment of KPIs
Forecasting a Maintenance and Repair Budget
How to Calculate Return on Investment
Tracking Finances for Facilities
Centralizing Vendor Training and Management
Creating a Service Vendor Call Center to Save End Users’ Money
Answering a Call Status Challenge with an IVR Solution
Communicating Product Recalls Using a CMMS-Inspired Module
Doing More with Less and Saving Money in the Process
Ensuring the Accuracy of Web-Based Maintenance Requests
Establishing an End to End Procure-to-Pay Process
Leveraging Existing Technologies to Provide Updated Process Improvements
Quality Management of Bundled Periodic Services
Reduced Dashboard Time at Supply Houses
Parking Lot Management
Creating Best-In-Class Snow and Ice Management White Paper
Energy Savings/HVAC Air Filter Bypass
Managing a Retail Lighting Retrofit Project – Bright Ways to Improve Your Lighting and Your Bottom Line!
Managing Energy Usage with Interval Meter Calibration
Navigating the Department of Energy’s Higher Efficiency Regulations
Supplier Insights into Competitive Sourcing White Paper
Testing HVAC System Options to Reduce Costs and Labor
Understanding Retail Facilities Sourcing White Paper
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms

PRSM 2012 Best Practices