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Tips to cut down on false alarms in Albuquerque

June 17, 2022

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False alarms can be a real problem for home security systems. Not only can they erode the trust you have in your installation, but they may be a burden on your time and pocketbook. Thankfully, you may do a number of things to minimize false alarms from your Albuquerque sensors and alarms.

As the first step, ensure that your devices installed correctly. This might sound like a no-brainer, but it’s often the case that overlooked miscues lead to false alarms. Next, check out potential culprits of false alarms, such as entry points that may be left open by accident. And of course, you should try to use the various options like setting automation schedules to cut down on false alarms in Albuquerque.

Could it be really that easy? Continue on and discover for yourself.

Can you avoid false alarms in Albuquerque?

When figuring out any issue, the initial step is to reference the manual. Ensure all your components are installed appropriately from your end by:

  • Executing a checkup via your smart hub touchscreen.
  • Physically evaluate each device to make sure it didn't get knocked out of place or need a new battery.
  • Check your scheduling to make sure that your system isn’t arming at inopportune times.
  • Be certain that all recently added smart components are configured in the proper fashion and aren't disrupting your alarms.

Call your customer service representative if you still have issues cutting down false alarms in your Albuquerque security system. They'll be happy to send out a trained expert to check your setup.

Investigate your windows and doors

If your configuration checks out installed properly, the ensuing step is to do an investigation of your residence. Are all your entries closed tightly, or do you find some accidentally open? If an access point remains unsecured, it may trip a motion sensor. If it just so happens that your clan consistently fails to close an entry point, you can incorporate a smart locking mechanism that secures automatically when the alarm is engaged. Sadly, windows require additional hands-on attention, particularly if you have a family member who prefers to sleep with a window cracked. Fortunately, your Vivint home security system makes it simple to disengage that device while still shielding the remaining areas of the residence.

Home automation is an effective method to cut down on false alarms in Albuquerque

One of the smartest methods to minimize the probability of false alarms is to integrate home automation into your home security system. With your security app, you’re able to:

  • Arrange a schedule to disarm when you are home and avert false alarms caused by absentmindedly opening an entry point. You can then program the alarm to reactivate automatically again that evening when you’re asleep.
  • Have your system disarm whenever your smart front door lock is triggered with the correct code.
  • Set geotracking to arm the alarm when you exit the property, then disengage when you arrive home for the day.
  • Get smartphone notifications when your components notice uncommon activity or have need of a battery change.
  • Pair your equipment to Alexa or Google Home, so you can operate your system without the mobile app or smart home hub.

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

Greater command over your home security results in a much lower likelihood of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint security package, reach out to (505) 605-2321 or complete the form below.