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Ways to cut down on false alarms in Beaumont

June 17, 2022

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False alarms are a legitimate problem for your home’s security. They not only decrease the trust you have in your installation, but they can also be a burden on your time and pocketbook. Fortunately, you may do a number of things to lessen the frequency of false alarms from your Beaumont sensors and alarms.

First, make sure that all components are set up as intended. This process may sound like a no-brainer, but it’s common that basic miscues lead to false alarms. For the next step, keep an eye on possible culprits of false alarms, including windows and doors that might be left ajar inadvertently. And of course, don't hesitate to incorporate the various tools like home automation and scheduling to cut down on false alarms in Beaumont.

Might it be really that easy? Keep reading to see for yourself.

Can you stop false alarms in Beaumont?

Like diagnosing any issue, the best course of action is to reference the owner’s instruction booklet. Ensure all your components are connected appropriately from your perspective by:

  • Running a diagnostic via your smart hub.
  • Physically evaluate each device to make sure it didn't slip or need a new battery.
  • Inspect your schedules and presets to be certain that your system isn’t engaging at unsuitable times.
  • Be certain that all recently added smart components are configured properly and aren't disrupting your system.

Reach out to your Vivint specialist if you continue to have trouble cutting down false alarms in your Beaumont system. They'll gladly send out a tehnician to examine your system.

Check your doors and windows

When your system checks out alright, the subsequent step is to do an investigation of your residence. Are your doors and widows tightly secured, or might there be a few mistakenly ajar? If an access point remains open, it might trip an activated sensor. If your family routinely forgets to secure an entrance, you might want to install a smart locking system that locks automatically when your system is engaged. Sadly, windows require additional manual maintenance, particularly if you have someone who likes to rest with an open window. Thankfully, your Vivint alarm system makes it simple to turn off that device while still shielding the remainder of the property.

Home automation can be an effective technique to cut down on false alarms in Beaumont

One of the best techniques to reduce the likelihood of false alarms is to include home automation into your alarm system. When utilizing your mobile security app, you’re able to:

  • Set a schedule to disengage the alarm when you are home and avert false alarms that happen due to accidentally opening a door or window. Then have it reactivate automatically again after dark when you’re asleep.
  • Set your home security to disarm when your smart locking mechanism is activated with the right PIN.
  • Utilize geotracking to arm your system if you depart the property, then turn off when you return.
  • Get mobile updates when your components detect uncommon motion or have need of a new battery.
  • Connect your home security to Alexa or Google Home, so you may disarm and arm your system without the mobile app or smart home hub.

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

Greater command over your property’s security means less chance of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint smart home, call (409) 978-7822 or complete the form on this page.