Here’s How You Can Prevent False Alarms in Your Security System

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False alarms can happen to anyone, from brand-new home security systems to those owners have been using for decades. False alarms happen when the system is triggered by something other than an actual threat to your life and property.

For example, a house guest might improperly type in the key code or a large storm triggers sensors outside. The result of such a false alarm is often audible alarms and, if not un-triggered in time, can lead to emergency personnel showing up at your door — which adds unnecessary risk and finance for responding officers.

The good news is that there are some easy ways to cut down the chances of false alarms. Continue reading to learn more:

How to Prevent False Alarms in Your Security System

  • Know your codes and ensure guests know your codes. The majority of false alarms occur when users incorrectly enter the code on the keypad. Thus, the best way to prevent this type of false alarm is to ensure everyone knows the correct code to begin with.

Don’t go overly complicated with your alarm and instead choose something everyone can remember. Additionally, make sure anyone who stays or needs to use your house (like a pet-sitter) is well-versed in the code itself and how to properly key it in.

  • Incorporate pet immune systems. Pets will wander and if you have a sensitive home security system, they will trip it up. Consider adding pet-friendly motion sensors which will ignore the presence of pets that are up to a certain weight and size.
  • Check windows and doors before keying the system on. Checking to ensure all windows and doors are properly latched before turning home security systems will help prevent false alarms caused by mother nature.

And there you go! We hope this list of hand tips will help keep you safe and secure without the frustrations false alarms can cause.

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