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What to do to cut down on false alarms in Scottsdale

June 17, 2022

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False alarms are a real issue for home security systems. They not only decrease the confidence you have in your alarms, but they may be a pain to resolve. Luckily, you are able to do a number of things to reduce false alarms from your Scottsdale home security system.

To begin, be sure that your devices set up properly. This process may sound like a no-brainer, but it’s common that basic user errors trigger false alarms. Next, check out likely causes of false alarms, including a back door that may be kept unsecured inadvertently. And of course, you should try to incorporate the many tools like home automation and geotracking to cut down on false alarms in Scottsdale.

Could it be really that simple? Keep reading to see for yourself.

Many false alarms in Scottsdale could be averted

Just like you would address any problem, the best course of action is to review the owner’s instruction booklet. Be certain that all your components are installed properly from your perspective by:

  • Running a diagnostic through your smart hub touchscreen.
  • Physically evaluate each device to make sure it didn't get knocked out of place or need fresh batteries.
  • Inspect your schedules and presets to be certain that your alarms aren’t activating at unsuitable times.
  • Be certain that all recently added smart components are configured in the proper fashion and aren't interfering with your alarms.

Contact your service representative if you still have issues cutting down false alarms in your Scottsdale security system. They'll gladly schedule a tech to inspect your equipment.

Inspect your doors and windows

If your installation appears to be alright, the ensuing course of action is to thoroughly inspect the house. Are your entries shut tight, or are any inadvertently open? If an access point stays unsecured, it could trigger a motion sensor. If it just so happens that your household constantly forgets to close a door, you might want to install a smart locking system that automatically locks when the alarm is activated. Unfortunately, windows require extra manual maintenance, especially if you have a loved one who enjoys to fall asleep with a cracked window. Thankfully, your Vivint alarm system makes it a breeze to deactivate that alarm while still guarding the remaining areas of the property.

Automation can be an effective method to cut down on false alarms in Scottsdale

One of the best methods to lessen the probability of false alarms is to incorporate home automation into your alarm system. With your mobile security app, you can:

  • Set a schedule to disarm when you’re in the house and avert false alarms that result from accidentally opening a door or window. You can then program the alarm to automatically engage again after dark as you prepare for bed.
  • Program the alarm to disengage when your smart lock is triggered with the right PIN.
  • Use geotracking to turn on your alarm if you exit the premises, then disengage when you come back to the house.
  • Get cell phone alerts when your devices detect uncommon motion or need a battery change.
  • Connect your home security to a smart home speaker, so you are able to operate your system without the cell phone app or your touchscreen.

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

Greater command over your home security equates to fewer chances of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint security package, call (480) 681-6262 or submit the form on this page.