How To Prevent False Alarms With Your Home Security System

One of the most common complaints that people have about home security systems is that they are often the victims of false alarms. Many people are actually put off the idea of having home security simply because they think that every time they move in the house, the alarm will go off. Naturally, false alarms can be very annoying and tricky to deal with. However, this shouldn’t put you off getting a home security system completely. There are things that you can do in order to prevent any false alarms occurring.

Prevent False AlarmsRemember Your Code

One of the most common causes of false alarms are forgotten security codes. It’s easy to forget your code when you have just walked through the door and you only have seconds to remember it. That is why you should try and use a number that you will never forget. That’s why many people tend to use birthdays or memorable years when they set their code. Unless the person who breaks in knows you very well, they should not be able to enter the correct code. If you can try and pick a number that is memorable that only you and the other people in the house know.

Close Windows And Doors Properly

When you activate your system when you go out or go to bed, make sure that all the windows and doors are closed properly. Many times alarms have been known to go off because they think that a window or door that has been left slightly open is a sign of an intruder. Always double-check before you leave or before you go to sleep that everything is closed up properly to prevent this from happening.

Choose Motion Sensor Locations Carefully

This is something that is very crucial to the prevention of false alarms. If a motion sensor is placed in a location where it might pick up false alarms, then you should consider changing their location. Also keep in mind any pets that you may have as well. If you can, try and keep the sensors away from the places your pets might be at night or when you are out of the house.

Tell Your Guests About The System

If you have guests in the house and they are staying over, then it’s important they know about the security system. The last thing that you and your guests want is to be woken up in the middle of the night by a false alarm caused by a guest moving around the house. As long as you tell them everything they need to know, any false alarms should be prevented.

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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