When you have a home security system, false alarms are bound to happen. The problems with false alarms are two-pronged – they may end up costing you money due to false alarm fees with your police department and also the more often you set your alarm off by accident then the more likely you are to stop using it. With that said, there are things you can do though to reduce the risk of you accidentally setting off your system.
Here are 4 ways to lower your odds of having false alarms:
- Know Your Alarm Codes
One of the easiest ways to prevent false alarms is to remember the codes that arm/disarm the alarm! It’s important to use a number that is something easy to remember, but difficult for anyone else to figure out. Also, bear in mind to keep your codes private and not share with friends. You never know who could end up with your code and have easy access to breaking and entering your house.
- Educate Your Family Members
Educating your family members on how the alarm system will help lower the number of false alarms you may have. Demonstrate how to arm and disarm the system. Let them understand what the alarm does and how long it takes the trigger. And also make sure they know their passcodes.
- Create An Alarm Routine
A household that routinely uses their alarm system is one that is less likely to have false alarms. Using an alarm system is just like using any other piece of technology, the more you use it the better you became with it. Use your system regularly and have everyone in the family understand that when you’re away the system is armed and at night the system is armed. This routine will increase your level of protection and also lower your false alarm risks, as the alarm use will become part of the family routine.
- Get A Think Protection Home Alarm System
Customers with Think Protection home security systems are less likely to have a false alarm, as the mobile app comes free with every Think Protection system. This lets you control your system from any smartphone or tablet. By having more control over your system, regardless of you being home or away, you can turn the system off when it’s a false alarm, which will lower the chance of unnecessary dispatch. Plus, you’ll receive a text message alert when your alarm is tripped, giving you an additional level of peace of mind.
False alarms are bound to happen – but they aren’t something to panic over.
Think Protection offers the lowest monthly monitoring rate in the industry – just $12.99 with no annual contract! We give our customers tremendous peace of mind knowing that they have the power to cancel if they are ever unhappy. Our value is unbeatable!
If you have more questions or would like more details on how to prevent false alarms, please contact one of our representatives at 1-855-76-THINK (1-855-768-4465) and we would be happy to assist you.