False alarms can be a nightmare for homeowners, and the communities in which they reside. A set off alarm goes beyond the annoyance of the beep, but can actually cost homeowners money, and waste community time and resources, such as first responders who are forced to attend a false alarm. Here are some false alarm prevention tips for home security systems:
Be Aware of Severe Storms
Tornadoes can actually cause your alarm to go off, as can electrical storms and hailstorms. If you are expecting a severe storm, disarming your device temporarily can be an option for avoiding false alarms.
Fresh Battery Replacement
Batteries should be replaced every 3-5 years, either on your own or by an ADT technician. Power outages can cause batteries to die sooner than expected, so if you notice unexplained false alarms, or just a non-functioning security system, be sure to contact ADT today.
Keep Doors Closed
If you have people coming in and out of your house, you should probably temporarily disable your alarm during times of high traffic. The constant opening and closing of doors can cause a false alarm and a waste of resources.
Memorize Your Code
Make sure you write down your code when your security system is installed. The consequences of not knowing your code go far beyond a lost social media password. Prevent false alarms and memorize your code.
ADT Smart Security
Each of these techniques can help with false alarm prevention, and keep your home and family safer, while also looking out for the betterment of the community as a whole. If you are interested in a home security system, call ADT Smart Security Source at 1-866-364-5184.