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Ways to cut down on false alarms in Chandler

June 17, 2022

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False alarms are a real problem for your home’s security. Not only are they a burden on your time and pocketbook, but they may decrease the faith you have in your equipment. Fortunately, you can do a number of things to lessen the frequency of false alarms from your Chandler sensors and alarms.

As the first step, ensure that all components are set up correctly. This will probably appear to be common sense, but it frequently happens that simple mistakes trigger false alarms. For the next step, watch out for potential causes of false alarms, like entry points that could be left open by accident. And of course, you should try to use the many options like setting automation schedules to cut down on false alarms in Chandler.

Could it be really that easy? Continue on and discover for yourself.

Can you avoid false alarms in Chandler?

Like diagnosing any problem, the first thing to do is read the owner’s instruction booklet. Ensure all your components are installed properly on your end by:

  • Running a system analysis through your smart hub touchscreen.
  • Physically check each device to ensure it didn't slip or need a new battery.
  • Look over your schedules and presets to be certain that your system isn’t engaging at unsuitable times.
  • Be certain that all recently added smart implements are configured in the proper fashion and aren't interfering with your home’s alarm.

Contact your Vivint specialist if you are still having trouble cutting down false alarms in your Chandler system. They'll be happy to send out a trained expert to inspect your equipment.

Check your entry points

If your configuration checks out alright, the subsequent step is to thoroughly inspect your residence. Are your windows and doors closed tightly, or might there be a few mistakenly cracked? If an access point is left unsecured, it could activate a sensor. If your clan consistently forgets to secure an entry point, you can implement a smart locking mechanism that automatically locks when your system is engaged. Unfortunately, windows require more manual maintenance, especially if you have someone who likes to sleep with a cracked window. Luckily, your Vivint installation makes it a breeze to deactivate that sensor while protecting the rest of the house.

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

One of the smartest methods to minimize the likelihood of false alarms is to include smart home automation into your security system. By using your security app, you’re able to:

  • Arrange a schedule to turn off the alarm when you’re on site and avoid false alarms that happen due to mistakenly opening doors or windows. Then have your alarm system reactivate automatically again at night when you’re asleep.
  • Have your system disarm whenever your smart front door lock is triggered with the proper PIN.
  • Use geotracking to arm your system as you leave the driveway, then disengage when you arrive home for the day.
  • Get smartphone notifications when your implements notice abnormal motion or have need of a new battery.
  • Connect your system to Alexa or Google Home, so you can operate your system without the cell phone app or central interface.

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

Greater command over your property’s security results in a much lower likelihood of false alarms. To customize your Vivint smart home, call (480) 739-3177 or send in the following form.