False alarms can be pretty irritating on your neighbors and your service provider. And, this is not the only downside of regular false alarms. Having constant false alarms will cost you a large unplanned for amount in terms of false alarm fees. The good news is that this is preventable. You do not have to quit using your home security or be dissuaded from installing a home security system in your San Antonio home. With these few home safety tips, you could help control false alarms with your home security system.
Regular maintenance of your home security is key to avoiding false alarms. Have your smoke detector checked and cleaned once in a while. This should prevent your system from mistaking dust for smoke and raising a false alarm. The next thing that you need to do is change your batteries on a regular basis to ensure that they do not trigger your security system to fire an alarm indicating weakness in the system.
Also, have your home security provider conduct regular checks to ensure that your system functions as it should. Malfunctions in the system could trigger a false alarm. If issues are detected and addressed early enough, you could avoid this situation all together.
Upon installing a new home security system, have every member of your family oriented on how to use the system. First ensure that they know the right code to feed to the system when they come home after the system is activated. I would advise that you make the code easy to memorize so that everyone will easily remember it. Also, make sure that your family is updated on changes in the alarm code immediately it happens.
In addition, make sure that everyone knows the exact location of sensors and motion detectors. This two are a leading cause of false alarm. Ensure that your family members or other people coming to your house know how to prevent triggering a false alarm. Teach them on the importance of unlocking doors and windows only when the alarm is deactivated. Also, ensure that when shutting them, they are properly locked so that rain or other externalities will not seep in and trigger the system.
When placing detectors, ensure that they are located in areas where pets cannot reach them. Make sure that they are not placed close to your home ventilation system where they could easily get dust or smoke blown into them hence triggering a false alarm. You can also prevent the situation by installing pet immune detectors.
Combine your home security system with security cameras. This will help you watch what is going on in your home at any time. Therefore, in the case of a false alarm, you can always warn your San Antonio provider not to dispatch.
Prevention of a false alarm is not tasking. In fact, with most of the preventative measure, you do not have to spend a dime. Therefore, you should have no excuse as to why you can’t protect your home.