August 23, 2013

Reduce False Alarms While on Vacation: 3 solutions

So you're on vacation and you feel safe that your home back in MA or NH is protected by a security system. But will your summer vacation be interrupted by calls from your central station monitoring company due to false alarms, followed by unnecessary visits by the police?

Pictured above is Gemini Security System.

You don't even have to be on vacation. You could be at work or doing errands--no one enjoys that call informing them that a thief may have just broken into their home, only to find out it was a false trip.

Here Are 3 Ways to Avoid False Alarms

  • Don't have air conditioners, fans or central air vents directing air towards curtains and drapes, or other loose objects that are in the scope of your motion detector.
  • Clean out your motion detectors to make sure no spiders or other bugs have taken up residence inside.
  • Make sure you have "pet-friendly" motion detectors which don't trip the alarm panel when pets of a certain size enter the field of view.

One Source Security is Here to Help

If you're not sure how to clean your motion detector, please contact us. Or if you'd like to inquire about pet-friendly motion detectors, and/or how you may be better able to situate the devices, we can advise you.

We will also provide a free security assessment and address all of your security needs, not just false alarms.

For more vacation advice, please read our blog post regarding 12 tips for security while you're on vacation.

Finally, make sure that whoever is watching your home has been fully trained on the security system's arming and disarming procedure. Be sure to provide them with the phone number to the monitoring company, the account number and their own password.

Thanks for your time today. We at One Source Security appreciate your interest.


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