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Tips to cut down on false alarms in Topeka

June 17, 2022

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False alarms can be an actual problem for home security systems. Not only are they a pain to resolve, but they may erode the faith you have in your equipment. Fortunately, you are able to do a few things to minimize false alarms from your Topeka home security system.

To begin, be sure that all components are installed properly. This will probably appear to be an obvious course of action, but it’s often the case that basic mistakes result in false alarms. Next, watch out for potential sources of false alarms, like entry points that may be left open inadvertently. And finally, feel free to use the many tools like home automation and geotracking to cut down on false alarms in Topeka.

Is it really that simple? Read on and see for yourself.

Many false alarms in Topeka are avoidable

Just like you would address any problem, the best course of action is to reference the owner’s instruction booklet. Ensure all alarms and sensors are connected appropriately from your perspective by:

  • Running a system analysis through your smart hub.
  • Visually inspect each component to be certain it didn't slip or need a battery change.
  • Look over your scheduling to ensure that your home’s security isn’t arming at unsuitable times.
  • Make sure all new smart implements are configured properly and aren't conflicting with your alarms.

Reach out to your customer service specialist if you continue to have issues cutting down false alarms in your Topeka system. They'll gladly send out a tech to check your setup.

Inspect your windows and doors

If your system seems to be installed properly, the subsequent course of action is to do a sweep of your property. Are your doors and widows tightly secured, or are any mistakenly ajar? If an entrance stays unlatched, it may trip an activated sensor. If it just so happens that your household consistently fails to secure a door, you can incorporate a smart lock that secures automatically when your system is activated. Unfortunately, windows take additional manual maintenance, mainly if you have someone who enjoys to fall asleep with a cracked window. Luckily, your Vivint home security system makes it easy to deactivate that alarm while protecting the remainder of the house.

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

One of the best ways to reduce the likelihood of false alarms is to incorporate automation into your alarm system. With your mobile security app, you can:

  • Arrange a schedule to disarm when you are home and avoid false alarms that happen due to absentmindedly opening a door or window. You can then program the alarm to reactivate automatically again at night as you start your bedtime routine.
  • Have your system disarm as your smart lock is triggered with the proper number combination.
  • Use geotracking to turn on your alarm when you exit the premises, then disarm when you come back to the house.
  • Receive mobile notifications when your devices sense abnormal movements or need a new battery.
  • Pair your equipment to Alexa or Google Home, so you may turn your system on or off without the cell phone app or central interface.

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

Increased command over your home security means less chance of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint home security system, contact (785) 369-9429 or submit the following form.