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Ways to cut down on false alarms in Montgomery

June 17, 2022

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False alarms may become a real problem for home security systems. Not only can they be a burden on your time and pocketbook, but they may decrease the trust you have in your installation. Thankfully, you are able to do a few things to lessen the frequency of false alarms from your Montgomery sensors and alarms.

As the first step, ensure that everything is set up correctly. This will probably appear to be an obvious course of action, but it’s often the case that overlooked user errors lead to false alarms. Secondly, check out possible sources of false alarms, including windows and doors that could be kept open by accident. And finally, you should try to use the extra options like home automation and scheduling to cut down on false alarms in Montgomery.

Could it be really that easy? Continue on and find out.

Can you avoid false alarms in Montgomery?

Like diagnosing any concern, the best course of action is to review the owner’s instruction booklet. Be certain that all your components are set up correctly from your perspective by:

  • Running a system analysis via your smart hub touchscreen.
  • Visually check each device to be certain it didn't slip or need a battery change.
  • Check your preset schedules to be certain that your home’s security isn’t engaging at unsuitable times.
  • Be certain that all integrated smart devices are installed properly and aren't conflicting with your alarms.

Contact your customer service specialist if you continue to have issues cutting down false alarms in your Montgomery home. They'll gladly schedule a tehnician to inspect your setup.

Investigate your windows and doors

When your configuration seems to be alright, the subsequent measure is to do a sweep of your property. Are all your entries shut tight, or do you find some mistakenly cracked? If an entrance stays unlatched, it might trigger a sensor. In the event your family constantly fails to secure an entrance, you could implement a smart locking mechanism that secures automatically when your home security is engaged. Regrettably, windows take more manual maintenance, particularly if you have someone who likes to fall asleep with a cracked window. Fortunately, your Vivint alarm system makes it easy to disengage that sensor while still shielding the remaining areas of the property.

Automation tends to be a smart way to cut down on false alarms in Montgomery

One of the smartest techniques to lessen the chance of false alarms is to incorporate automation into your security system. With your Vivint app, have the ability to:

  • Program a schedule to disengage the alarm when you’re in the house and avoid false alarms that result from mistakenly opening doors or windows. You can then program the alarm to reactivate automatically again at night as you prepare for bed.
  • Set your home security to disengage whenever your smart front door lock is activated with the correct code.
  • Set geotracking to turn on your alarm when you exit the premises, then disengage when you return.
  • Receive smartphone updates when your implements detect unusual motion or have need of a fresh battery.
  • Connect your system to a smart assistant like Google Home or Alexa, so you may operate your system without the smartphone app or central interface.

Cut down on false alarms in Montgomery when you get a Vivint smart home system

Increased control over your alarm system results in a much lower likelihood of false alarms. To customize your Vivint security package, reach out to (334) 378-2456 or complete the form below.