Once you have your home alarm system installed and up and running, chances are at some point you will accidentally have a “false alarm”.
What is a false alarm?
A false alarm is any kind of alarm that has been set off and caused by human mistake or an equiptment failure of some kind that results in either fire department or police department response and no evidence of damage or a crime being committed.
The most common human errors that cause false alarms for homes include:
- Use of incorrect keypad codes.
- Failure to train other authorized users (sitters, relatives, children, visitors, maintenance personnel).
- Failure to secure doors and windows before turning on the alarm.
The most common equipment problems that cause false alarms include:
- Improper application or installation of interior motion detectors (sensors are set too sensitive).
- Improper application or installation of outdoor beams.
- Improper charging or checking of batteries.
- Faulty equipment (panels, detectors, keypads).
By paying attention to what you are doing, you can minimize your chances of having a false alarm. By going with a reputable company who has good equipment and knows how to install it, you can also decrease your overall risk of having a false alarm.
Because everyone knows that having a false alarm is no fun for anyone.