How to Prevent a False Alarm
October 27, 2017
False alarms can negatively impact your home and personal life, as well as affect your security provider and community. False alarm fees can cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. They can also create dissatisfaction with your security alarm. Police resources across the country are limited, and should never be wasted. Thousands of police and fire patrol hours are spent investigating home alarm reports that turn out to be false.
You can take several steps to reduce false alarms. The first is to identify their causes.
False alarms due to faulty equipment or acts of nature are rare. The single largest cause of false alarms is human error.
If there is a question as to whether or not the system is working properly, immediately contact the security provider to check the status of the system and devices.
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