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Preventing False Fire Alarms

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False Alarms

Did you know 93% of all calls to the police about alarm system turn out to be a False alarm! And 70% of the above are caused by human error.

If you are having problems with your system give us a ring. It could be that your system just needs to be reprogrammed to give more time to get to the keypad or a zone changed to start the entry timer in the morning, so you don’t wake all the neighbors.

False Alarm Prevention Checklist

  1. Know your system and password!
  2. Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
  3. With motion or glass break detectors, make sure that windows are secured. A breeze can move curtains and plants, causing motion sensors to trigger. A glass break detector may react to outside noise.
  4. Before setting your alarm system make sure family pets are in a “safe” area where they will not disturb motion sensors.
  5. Do not allow any moving items to remain in an area where a motion sensor is located. Loose banners, fans and balloons cause false alarms.
  6. Everyone with a key to your property should know how to operate the system and have a password.
  7. Investigate all unexplained alarms.
  8. Have your system serviced on a regular basis.
  9. Make sure that if you are going away you leave a key with someone and make sure that any of the neighbors have the key holders phone number.

Upgrade old, obsolete systems

Older systems that may have become unreliable or unable to deliver the necessary standards of performance should be upgraded or replaced