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Ways to cut down on false alarms in St. Louis

June 17, 2022

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False alarms can be a legitimate problem for a home security system. Not only can they erode the trust you have in your installation, but they may be a burden on your time and pocketbook. Luckily, you can do a few things to reduce false alarms from your St. Louis home security system.

To begin, be sure that everything is connected properly. This process may sound like common sense, but it’s often the case that basic user errors trigger false alarms. Next, keep an eye on possible sources of false alarms, such as a back door that may be kept ajar inadvertently. And of course, don't hesitate to use the extra tools like setting automation schedules to cut down on false alarms in St. Louis.

Might it be really that straightforward? Read on and find out.

Can you avoid false alarms in St. Louis?

Like diagnosing any issue, the first thing to do is reference the owner’s instruction booklet. Make sure all devices are installed appropriately from your perspective by:

  • Performing a checkup through your smart hub touchscreen.
  • Visually check each component to ensure it didn't slip or need a new battery.
  • Inspect your preset schedules to ensure that your alarms aren’t activating at inappropriate times.
  • Be certain that all new smart implements are configured in the proper fashion and aren't interfering with your home’s alarm.

Reach out to your Vivint specialist if you continue to have problems cutting down false alarms in your St. Louis security system. They'll be pleased to send out a trained expert to inspect your setup.

Investigate your windows and doors

In the event your installation seems to be alright, the subsequent measure is to do an investigation of your residence. Are all your entries closed tightly, or are any mistakenly ajar? If an access point is left unsecured, it might trip a sensor. If it just so happens that your family routinely forgets to close an entry point, you might want to incorporate a smart locking system that locks automatically when the alarm is engaged. Regrettably, windows take more hands-on attention, mainly if you have a loved one who likes to sleep with an open window. Luckily, your Vivint home security system makes it easy to deactivate that device while still shielding the remaining areas of the house.

Home automation tends to be a great way to cut down on false alarms in St. Louis

One of the smartest ways to minimize the probability of false alarms is to include automation into your security system. By using your security app, have the ability to:

  • Set a schedule to disarm when you’re in the house and avoid false alarms caused by absentmindedly opening an entry point. Then have your alarm system reactivate automatically again that evening as you prepare for bed.
  • Program the alarm to deactivate as your smart front door lock is triggered with the correct code.
  • Set geotracking to turn on your alarm if you leave the premises, then disengage when you return.
  • Get cell phone alerts when your implements detect abnormal movements or have need of a new battery.
  • Pair your home security to a smart home speaker, so you may turn your system on or off without the mobile app or smart home hub.

Cut down on false alarms in St. Louis when you get a Vivint smart home installation

Increased command over your alarm system results in a much lower likelihood of false alarms. To build your Vivint security package, call (314) 866-4556 or complete the following form.