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What to do to cut down on false alarms in Chattanooga

June 17, 2022

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False alarms can be a legitimate issue for a home security system. Not only are they a burden on your time and pocketbook, but they may erode the confidence you have in your equipment. Thankfully, you are able to do some things to lessen the frequency of false alarms from your Chattanooga security system.

First, be sure that everything is installed as intended. This might appear to be an obvious course of action, but it’s common that simple mistakes trigger false alarms. Next, check out potential sources of false alarms, such as windows and doors that could be left unsecured mistakenly. And finally, feel free to incorporate the extra options like home automation and geotracking to cut down on false alarms in Chattanooga.

Might it be really that straightforward? Read on and discover for yourself.

Many false alarms in Chattanooga are avoidable

When figuring out any problem, the best course of action is to read the owner’s instruction booklet. Ensure all your components are set up properly from your end by:

  • Running a diagnostic through your smart hub touchscreen.
  • Visually evaluate each component to make sure it didn't slip or need fresh batteries.
  • Inspect your schedules and presets to make sure that your system isn’t arming at inappropriate times.
  • Ensure all new smart components are configured in the proper fashion and aren't interfering with your alarms.

Contact your customer service specialist if you still have trouble cutting down false alarms in your Chattanooga home. They'll gladly send out a tech to inspect your system.

Inspect your doors and windows

In the event your system seems to be installed properly, the ensuing measure is to thoroughly inspect your property. Are your entries tightly secured, or are any accidentally open? If an entry point stays open, it could trigger a motion sensor. If your household consistently fails to shut a door, you might want to install a smart lock that locks automatically when your home security is engaged. Unfortunately, windows require more hands-on attention, mainly if you have a loved one who enjoys to sleep with an open window. Thankfully, your Vivint alarm system makes it easy to deactivate that sensor while still guarding the remainder of the residence.

Home automation tends to be a smart method to cut down on false alarms in Chattanooga

One of the smartest methods to lessen the probability of false alarms is to include home automation into your alarm system. By using your Vivint app, you’re able to:

  • Set a schedule to turn off the alarm when you’re in the house and avoid false alarms that result from mistakenly opening an entry point. Then have your alarm system reactivate automatically again after dark when you’re asleep.
  • Have your system disengage when your smart locking mechanism is initiated with the right PIN.
  • Utilize geotracking to arm your system if you leave the premises, then turn off when you return.
  • Get mobile updates when your implements notice unusual activity or require a new battery.
  • Pair your system to a smart assistant like Google Home or Alexa, so you are able to disarm and arm your system without the mobile app or smart home hub.

Cut down on false alarms in Chattanooga with a Vivint smart home

Increased command over your alarm system equates to fewer chances of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint smart home, contact (423) 561-9767 or complete the form on this page.