The Most Frequent Causes of False Alarms

Human Error

  •  Incorrect key pad procedures
  •  Failure to train other authorized users
  •  Failure to secure doors and windows before arming your alarm
  •  Failure to update authorized users listed with your alarm company

Equipment Malfunction

  •  Improper application/installation of interior/outdoor beams
  •  Battery malfunctions
  •  Faulty equipment such as keypads or detectors

Reducing False Alarms

  •  Make sure all doors and windows are secure prior to arming your alarm.
  •  Be aware of changes in the alarms.
  •  Be aware of your environment (animals, weather, seasonal decorations).
  •  Notify your alarm company of any changes in regards to new authorized users.