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Ways to cut down on false alarms in Phoenix

June 17, 2022

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False alarms can be a real problem for home security systems. Not only do they decrease the confidence you have in your alarms, but they may be a pain to resolve. Luckily, you may do some things to reduce false alarms from your Phoenix security system.

First, make sure that everything is connected properly. This will probably seem like common sense, but it’s common that basic mistakes result in false alarms. Secondly, check out likely sources of false alarms, such as entry points that could be kept unsecured by accident. And of course, feel free to integrate the extra tools like home automation and scheduling to cut down on false alarms in Phoenix.

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

Many false alarms in Phoenix can be avoided

Just like you would address any issue, the first thing to do is review the guidebook. Ensure all devices are connected appropriately from your perspective by:

  • Running a system analysis via your touchscreen smart hub.
  • Visually check each component to ensure it didn't get knocked out of place or need a new battery.
  • Look over your schedules and presets to be certain that your system isn’t arming at unsuitable times.
  • Be certain that all recently added smart components are installed correctly and aren't disrupting your home’s alarm.

Reach out to your customer service specialist if you still have trouble cutting down false alarms in your Phoenix security system. They'll be pleased to schedule a trained expert to examine your equipment.

Inspect your entry points

When your installation seems to be OK, the subsequent course of action is to thoroughly inspect the house. Are your doors and widows shut tight, or might there be a few accidentally open? If an access point stays unsecured, it could trigger a sensor. If your clan routinely fails to secure an entrance, you might want to install a smart lock that secures automatically when the alarm is engaged. Unfortunately, windows need extra hands-on attention, especially if you have a family member who likes to fall asleep with an open window. Thankfully, your Vivint alarm system makes it simple to turn off that alarm while still guarding the remaining areas of the property.

Home automation is an effective way to cut down on false alarms in Phoenix

One of the most effective methods to lessen the likelihood of false alarms is to incorporate smart home automation into your home security system. By using your mobile security app, you can:

  • Program a schedule to turn off the alarm when you’re on site and avert false alarms caused by absentmindedly opening a door or window. Then have your alarm system automatically engage again at night as you prepare for bed.
  • Set your home security to deactivate as your smart locking mechanism is initiated with the right code.
  • Use geotracking to arm the alarm as you leave the premises, then disengage when you return.
  • Receive smartphone alerts when your components notice abnormal activity or need a battery change.
  • Connect your equipment to Alexa or Google Home, so you are able to operate your system without the smartphone app or central interface.

Cut down on false alarms in Phoenix with a Vivint smart home system

An enhanced level of authority over your home security means less chance of false alarms. To customize your Vivint security package, reach out to (602) 755-6051 or complete the form below.