Preventing False Alarms

False alarms may seem harmless on the surface; however, they may result in hundreds of dollars in false alarm fees and can be irritating. Here are some simple steps that to help prevent false alarms in your home or business.

  1. Know your codes.

Create an alarm code that every member of the family can remember. Use caution that it isn’t a code that a burglar might guess. If you change the code, be sure to inform everyone who knows the code.

  1. Keep pets in their place or use pet immune sensors.

Pets often wander throughout a home during the day. When they do, they can set off motion detectors that activate your home’s security system. Rather than forgoing the use of motion sensors, replace traditional sensors with “pet friendly” or “pet immune” sensors, which are designed to ignore the presence of pets up to a certain weight.

  1. Alert house guests.

Let visitors know that your home security system is armed. If your guest is staying with you a while be sure they feel comfortable with how to arm and disarm your home security system. It’s important to remember that the babysitter, house cleaner and dog walker also need to be trained how to operate your home security system.

Vigilante Security services all Southeastern Michigan. If you are looking to upgrade your current home security system or install a new system contact us today to get a free quote. Our experts are standing by.