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What to do to cut down on false alarms in St. George

June 17, 2022

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False alarms may become an actual concern for your home’s security. Not only can they be a burden on your time and pocketbook, but they might even lower the confidence you have in your equipment. Fortunately, you may do a number of things to reduce false alarms from your St. George sensors and alarms.

First, be sure that your devices connected as intended. This might appear to be common sense, but it frequently happens that basic miscues trigger false alarms. Next, watch out for possible sources of false alarms, such as windows and doors that could be left ajar inadvertently. And of course, don't hesitate to use the extra features like setting automation schedules to cut down on false alarms in St. George.

Is it really that simple? Read on and find out.

Can you stop false alarms in St. George?

When figuring out any problem, the first thing to do is reference the guidebook. Be certain that all your components are connected appropriately from your perspective by:

  • Performing a system analysis via your smart hub touchscreen.
  • Physically check each sensor to be certain it didn't get knocked out of place or need a battery change.
  • Look over your preset schedules to be certain that your system isn’t arming at inappropriate times.
  • Ensure all recently added smart implements are installed properly and aren't interfering with your alarms.

Call your service representative if you still have issues cutting down false alarms in your St. George security system. They'll be happy to dispatch a tehnician to inspect your setup.

Check your doors and windows

In the event your configuration checks out installed properly, the next course of action is to do a sweep of your residence. Are your doors and widows tightly secured, or are any accidentally open? If an entry point stays unsecured, it could trigger a motion sensor. In the event your family constantly neglects to secure an entry point, you can incorporate a smart lock that secures automatically when the alarm goes live. Regrettably, windows take extra manual maintenance, particularly if you have someone who prefers to rest with a window cracked. Fortunately, your Vivint installation makes it a breeze to disengage that device while still guarding the remainder of the property.

Home automation tends to be a great method to cut down on false alarms in St. George

One of the most effective ways to reduce the chance of false alarms is to integrate smart home automation into your home security system. With your Vivint app, you can:

  • Set a schedule to disengage the alarm when you’re in the house and prevent false alarms caused by accidentally unlocking doors or windows. You can then program the alarm to automatically engage again after dark as you prepare for bed.
  • Have your system deactivate whenever your smart front door lock is activated with the proper number combination.
  • Use geotracking to arm your system as you exit the driveway, then disengage when you return.
  • Get cell phone alerts when your implements notice abnormal motion or require a new battery.
  • Link your home security to a smart assistant like Google Home or Alexa, 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 St. George with a Vivint smart home system

Increased authority over your property’s security results in a much lower likelihood of false alarms. To customize your Vivint security package, contact (435) 375-3735 or submit the form on this page.