The consequences of false alarms are great, including fines, delayed police response times and excessive taxpayer dollars. Putting a little extra thought into false alarm prevention can save precious resources for everyone.
5 Simple Steps to Reduce False Alarms
1.Before activating your alarm, make sure all the doors and windows that have sensors are closed and locked.
3.Properly train all users to ensure they do not cause a false alarm. Babysitters, housekeepers, children and visitors frequently cause false alarms because they do not understand how to use the system, or do not know their code.
4.Make sure any pets are secured, or bypass the motion detector when leaving home. Some motion detectors are “pet immune”, but they have size/weight restrictions and are limited to one animal.
5.Glassbreak detectors are calibrated to detect sound at the frequency of breaking glass. Occasionally other sounds that mimic glass breaking can set off the detectors such as, vases or glass decorations that could be broken by pets or children.
Notify SecurPoint Security If:
If you plan to make any changes to your home, notify SecurPoint Security right away. This includes remodeling, replacing doors or windows, adding attic flooring, radiant barrier or hanging drywall; as any of these activities could cause your system to stop working properly.
Most alarm systems will notify you if the main system battery or component batteries are low. Be sure to change the batteries immediately for false alarm prevention.
Although false alarms due to faulty equipment are rare, they do occasionally occur, most often during storms. To detect possible problems and ensure your alarm is always working properly, test your system regularly. We recommend at least once per month. Call SecurPoint Security at (855) 732-8701 to start the system test.
Promptly notify SecurPoint Security if any trouble lights or notifications show on your alarm keypad, or if you suspect a problem with your alarm system.
False alarm prevention is an important responsibility of every alarm system owner. We are committed to helping you stay protected without the hassle of false alarms. For questions, call (855) 732-8701.