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Ways to cut down on false alarms in Ann Arbor

June 17, 2022

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False alarms are an actual issue for home security systems. Not only are they a pain to resolve, but they might even erode the confidence you have in your installation. Fortunately, you can do a few things to reduce false alarms from your Ann Arbor sensors and alarms.

As the first step, make sure that everything is connected correctly. This will probably sound like a no-brainer, but it’s often the case that simple mistakes trigger false alarms. Secondly, watch out for possible sources of false alarms, including entry points that could be kept unsecured by accident. And finally, don't hesitate to integrate the many features like setting automation schedules to cut down on false alarms in Ann Arbor.

Might it be really that simple? Read on and discover for yourself.

Many false alarms in Ann Arbor could be averted

When figuring out any issue, the best course of action is to review the manual. Be certain that all devices are installed appropriately on your end by:

  • Running a system analysis via your smart hub.
  • Physically evaluate each device to ensure it didn't become dislodged or need a new battery.
  • Check your preset schedules to make sure that your alarms aren’t arming at inopportune times.
  • Ensure all new smart components are incorporated correctly and aren't interfering with your alarms.

Call your Vivint representative if you are still having issues cutting down false alarms in your Ann Arbor system. They'll gladly send out a tech to examine your setup.

Inspect your windows and doors

In the event your installation checks out installed properly, the subsequent course of action is to do a sweep of your residence. Are your entries tightly secured, or might there be a few inadvertently ajar? If an access point remains unsecured, it may trigger an activated sensor. If it just so happens that your household routinely neglects to close a door, you could install a smart locking system that locks automatically when your home security is activated. Sadly, windows require more manual maintenance, especially if you have someone who prefers to sleep with a cracked window. Thankfully, your Vivint alarm system makes it a breeze to turn off that alarm while still guarding the remaining areas of the house.

Smart home automation can be a smart technique to cut down on false alarms in Ann Arbor

One of the most effective methods to reduce the chance of false alarms is to integrate automation into your security system. By using your mobile security app, you’re able to:

  • Arrange a schedule to turn off the alarm when you are home and prevent false alarms that result from absentmindedly opening an entry point. You can then program the alarm to reactivate automatically again at night as you start your bedtime routine.
  • Have your system disengage as your smart locking mechanism is triggered with the correct number combination.
  • Use geotracking to arm the alarm as you depart the property, then turn off when you return.
  • Receive smartphone notifications when your devices notice uncommon motion or have need of a new battery.
  • Link your home security to Alexa or Google Home, so you can operate your system without the cell phone app or smart home hub.

Cut down on false alarms in Ann Arbor by switching to a Vivint smart home system

Increased control over your property’s security means less chance of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint home security system, contact (734) 206-7166 or complete the form on this page.