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Tips to cut down on false alarms in The Woodlands

June 17, 2022

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False alarms may become a legitimate concern for home security systems. Not only can they decrease the faith you have in your alarms, but they might even be a burden on your time and pocketbook. Fortunately, you may do a few things to minimize false alarms from your The Woodlands home security system.

As the first step, be sure that all components are installed correctly. This will probably seem like a no-brainer, but it frequently happens that basic user errors trigger false alarms. Next, keep an eye on potential culprits of false alarms, like windows and doors that could be left open inadvertently. And finally, don't hesitate to incorporate the extra tools like home automation and geotracking to cut down on false alarms in The Woodlands.

Could it be really that straightforward? Read on and discover for yourself.

Can you stop false alarms in The Woodlands?

Like diagnosing any issue, the best course of action is to review the guidebook. Ensure all alarms and sensors are installed correctly on your end by:

  • Executing a diagnostic with your touchscreen smart hub.
  • Manually inspect each component to be certain it didn't get knocked out of place or need a battery change.
  • Check your preset schedules to make sure that your home’s security isn’t engaging at inappropriate times.
  • Make sure all recently added smart implements are incorporated properly and aren't conflicting with your home’s alarm.

Contact your customer service representative if you continue to have problems cutting down false alarms in your The Woodlands system. They'll gladly schedule a tech to check your system.

Investigate your windows and doors

If your system seems to be installed properly, the subsequent measure is to do an investigation of your property. Are all your windows and doors closed tightly, or do you find some inadvertently open? If an entry point remains unlatched, it might trip a motion sensor. In the event your family routinely forgets to shut a door, you can implement a smart lock that secures automatically when the alarm is engaged. Regrettably, windows require additional manual maintenance, mainly if you have someone who prefers to fall asleep with a cracked window. Thankfully, your Vivint alarm system makes it simple to turn off that alarm while protecting the rest of the property.

Home automation can be a smart way to cut down on false alarms in The Woodlands

One of the most effective ways to minimize the probability of false alarms is to incorporate automation into your alarm system. When utilizing your security app, have the ability to:

  • Set a schedule to turn off the alarm when you’re on site and prevent false alarms caused by accidentally opening a door or window. Then have your alarm system automatically engage again after dark as you start your bedtime routine.
  • Program the alarm to deactivate as your smart locking mechanism is activated with the right PIN.
  • Utilize geotracking to turn on your alarm when you leave the driveway, then turn off when you come back to the house.
  • Get mobile alerts when your implements detect uncommon motion or have need of a battery change.
  • Link your equipment to a smart assistant like Google Home or Alexa, so you are able to operate your system without the mobile app or smart home hub.

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

An enhanced level of command over your property’s security results in a much lower likelihood of false alarms. To build your Vivint home security system, call (346) 787-2806 or complete the following form.