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What to do to cut down on false alarms in Cleveland

June 17, 2022

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False alarms are a real issue for a home security system. Not only can they be costly and time-consuming, but they may decrease the faith you have in your installation. Luckily, you are able to do a number of things to minimize false alarms from your Cleveland sensors and alarms.

As the first step, be sure that all components are set up correctly. This might sound like common sense, but it frequently happens that basic miscues result in false alarms. Secondly, check out potential sources of false alarms, such as windows and doors that could be kept open mistakenly. And finally, you should try to integrate the extra options like home automation and scheduling to cut down on false alarms in Cleveland.

Could it be really that easy? Read on and see for yourself.

Can you avoid false alarms in Cleveland?

Like diagnosing any issue, the first thing to do is read the guidebook. Be certain that all devices are connected properly from your end by:

  • Performing a checkup via your touchscreen smart hub.
  • Visually evaluate each component to ensure it didn't slip or need fresh batteries.
  • Look over your preset schedules to be certain that your home’s security isn’t arming at inopportune times.
  • Be certain that all recently added smart devices are configured properly and aren't disrupting your alarms.

Reach out to your customer service specialist if you are still having trouble cutting down false alarms in your Cleveland system. They'll be happy to dispatch a trained expert to inspect your equipment.

Investigate your doors and windows

When your system seems to be alright, the next step is to do an investigation of the house. Are your doors and widows closed tightly, or do you find some mistakenly open? If an access point remains open, it may trip an activated sensor. If your family consistently neglects to secure an entrance, you can install a smart locking system that locks automatically when your system is engaged. Sadly, windows need more hands-on attention, mainly if you have someone who prefers to fall asleep with a window cracked. Thankfully, your Vivint installation makes it easy to disengage that alarm while still guarding the remainder of the house.

Home automation can be an effective way to cut down on false alarms in Cleveland

One of the most effective methods to reduce the probability of false alarms is to include smart home automation into your home security system. By using your mobile security app, have the ability to:

  • Arrange a schedule to turn off the alarm when you’re in the house and avoid false alarms caused by absentmindedly unlocking doors or windows. Then have it automatically engage again after dark as you prepare for bed.
  • Program the alarm to disarm when your smart front door lock is activated with the proper number combination.
  • Use geotracking to turn on your alarm as you exit the property, then disarm when you arrive home for the day.
  • Receive cell phone notifications when your implements notice uncommon activity or need a new battery.
  • Connect your home security to Alexa or Google Home, so you can turn your system on or off without the mobile app or your touchscreen.

Cut down on false alarms in Cleveland with a Vivint smart home installation

Increased command over your alarm system equates to fewer chances of false alarms. To customize your Vivint smart home, contact (216) 616-8604 or send in the following form.