The first step to reducing False Alarms provided by your security system is to identify the causes. Some of these common causes for homeowners and businesses include:
- Using incorrect keypad codes.
- Failing to train authorized users.
- Failure to secure doors and windows once the alarm is turned on.
- Wandering pets.
- Re-entering the home just after leaving without disarming the system.
- Objects hanging by or around motion detectors.
- Weak system batteries.
- Faulty equipment.
False alarms due to faulty equipment or acts of nature are rare. The single largest cause of false alarms is human error, which can be easily prevented. Some techniques to prevent these False Alarms include:
- Properly train all users (including babysitters, relatives, children, and visitors).
- Making certain that doors and windows are secure before turning on alarm.
- Keep the monitoring center aware of any changes in passwords or authorized users.
- Service and maintain the system, especially the batteries, properly and on a regular schedule.
These tips can help reduce the chances of your security system producing a False Alarm.