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Tips to cut down on false alarms in Asheville

June 17, 2022

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False alarms may become a legitimate concern for a home security system. They not only erode the confidence you have in your equipment, but they may be a pain to resolve. Fortunately, you may do a few things to lessen the frequency of false alarms from your Asheville security system.

To begin, ensure that everything is installed properly. This process may sound like an obvious course of action, but it’s common that simple user errors trigger false alarms. Next, check out likely sources of false alarms, including windows and doors that may be kept unsecured inadvertently. And finally, you should try to incorporate the many features like home automation and scheduling to cut down on false alarms in Asheville.

Could it be really that straightforward? Continue on and find out.

Many false alarms in Asheville are avoidable

Just like you would address any concern, the initial step is to read the manual. Ensure all alarms and sensors are connected correctly from your perspective by:

  • Performing a system analysis through your smart hub.
  • Visually evaluate each device to be certain it didn't become dislodged or need fresh batteries.
  • Inspect your scheduling to ensure that your alarms aren’t activating at inopportune times.
  • Be certain that all integrated smart components are installed correctly and aren't disrupting your home’s alarm.

Contact your service representative if you are still having issues cutting down false alarms in your Asheville home. They'll be pleased to dispatch a tehnician to check your setup.

Inspect your windows and doors

If your system checks out alright, the subsequent course of action is to do a sweep of your residence. Are your windows and doors tightly secured, or might there be a few mistakenly ajar? If an entry point stays unlatched, it may activate a motion sensor. If your clan consistently forgets to close an entry point, you might want to install a smart lock that secures automatically when your system is activated. Sadly, windows take more hands-on attention, particularly if you have a family member who prefers to sleep with a cracked window. Fortunately, your Vivint installation makes it easy to deactivate that device while still shielding the remaining areas of the house.

Automation can be a great method to cut down on false alarms in Asheville

One of the best ways to lessen the probability of false alarms is to include automation into your home security system. With your Vivint app, have the ability to:

  • Set a schedule to disarm when you’re in the house and avert false alarms that result from absentmindedly unlocking a door or window. Then have it automatically engage again at night when you’re asleep.
  • Have your system disarm as your smart front door lock is triggered with the correct number combination.
  • Utilize geotracking to turn on your alarm if you leave the premises, then turn off when you return.
  • Receive smartphone alerts when your components sense abnormal activity or require a battery change.
  • Link your home security to a smart home speaker, so you are able to turn your system on or off without the cell phone app or your touchscreen.

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

Greater authority over your home security means less chance of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint smart home, reach out to (828) 571-7175 or send in the form below.