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Ways to cut down on false alarms in Chicago

June 17, 2022

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False alarms may become a real problem for your home’s security. Not only do they lower the trust you have in your installation, but they may be costly and time-consuming. Fortunately, you are able to do some things to reduce false alarms from your Chicago sensors and alarms.

First, make sure that your devices installed correctly. This process may sound like common sense, but it frequently happens that overlooked user errors trigger false alarms. Next, watch out for possible sources of false alarms, like windows and doors that could be kept unsecured inadvertently. And of course, don't hesitate to integrate the various features like setting automation schedules to cut down on false alarms in Chicago.

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

Can you side step false alarms in Chicago?

Like diagnosing any issue, the best course of action is to read the guidebook. Ensure all devices are installed appropriately from your end by:

  • Performing a diagnostic through your smart hub touchscreen.
  • Manually evaluate each component to make sure it didn't slip or need a battery change.
  • Look over your scheduling to be certain that your alarms aren’t arming at inopportune times.
  • Be certain that all integrated smart components are configured in the proper fashion and aren't conflicting with your system.

Contact your service specialist if you continue to have problems cutting down false alarms in your Chicago system. They'll be pleased to schedule a tech to check your system.

Investigate your entry points

In the event your system seems to be alright, the ensuing measure is to do a sweep of your residence. Are all your doors and widows tightly secured, or do you find some accidentally open? If an entry point is left unlatched, it may activate a sensor. If your clan consistently fails to shut a door, you can install a smart locking mechanism that locks automatically when your system is engaged. Regrettably, windows require extra physical effort, mainly if you have someone who likes to sleep with a window cracked. Thankfully, your Vivint home security system makes it simple to disengage that alarm while still shielding the rest of the house.

Smart home automation can be a smart method to cut down on false alarms in Chicago

One of the most effective methods to minimize the likelihood of false alarms is to include smart home automation into your security system. With your security app, have the ability to:

  • Set a schedule to disengage the alarm when you’re in the house and avoid false alarms caused by mistakenly opening doors or windows. Then have it reactivate automatically again after dark when you’re asleep.
  • Program the alarm to disengage as your smart lock is triggered with the right PIN.
  • Set geotracking to arm your system as you exit the driveway, then disarm when you come back to the house.
  • Receive mobile alerts when your implements detect abnormal motion or require a new battery.
  • Connect your equipment to a smart home speaker, so you may operate your system without the cell phone app or central interface.

Cut down on false alarms in Chicago when you get a Vivint smart home installation

An enhanced level of command over your alarm system means less chance of false alarms. To build your Vivint smart home, contact (312) 626-4802 or complete the form on this page.