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Ways to cut down on false alarms in Bend

June 17, 2022

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False alarms may become a legitimate issue for a home security system. They not only erode the trust you have in your equipment, but they might even be costly and time-consuming. Thankfully, you can do a few things to lessen the frequency of false alarms from your Bend sensors and alarms.

As the first step, make sure that all components are connected correctly. This might appear to be a no-brainer, but it frequently happens that simple mistakes lead to false alarms. Secondly, check out likely sources of false alarms, like a back door that could be left open mistakenly. And of course, don't hesitate to use the many tools like home automation and scheduling to cut down on false alarms in Bend.

Might it be really that easy? Read on and find out.

A great deal of false alarms in Bend are avoidable

Just like you would address any issue, the best course of action is to reference the guidebook. Make sure all your components are set up properly on your end by:

  • Executing a diagnostic through your smart hub touchscreen.
  • Manually check each component to ensure it didn't become dislodged or need a new battery.
  • Check your scheduling to make sure that your home’s security isn’t activating at unsuitable times.
  • Be certain that all integrated smart implements are incorporated in the proper fashion and aren't interfering with your system.

Contact your service specialist if you continue to have trouble cutting down false alarms in your Bend home. They'll be happy to send out a trained expert to check your system.

Inspect your windows and doors

If your system appears to be OK, the ensuing measure is to do a sweep of your property. Are all your windows and doors shut tight, or might there be a few inadvertently cracked? If an access point stays open, it may activate a motion sensor. If your household consistently neglects to close a door, you might want to implement a smart lock that automatically locks when your system is activated. Unfortunately, windows require more manual maintenance, particularly if you have a loved one who prefers to fall asleep with a window cracked. Fortunately, your Vivint installation makes it a breeze to disengage that sensor while still guarding the remainder of the house.

Home automation is an effective method to cut down on false alarms in Bend

One of the smartest ways to lessen the likelihood of false alarms is to integrate automation into your security system. With your mobile security app, you can:

  • Program a schedule to disengage the alarm when you are home and avoid false alarms that happen due to absentmindedly unlatching an entry point. Then have it automatically set again that evening when you’re asleep.
  • Set your home security to deactivate when your smart locking mechanism is activated with the right number combination.
  • Utilize geotracking to arm your system if you leave the property, then turn off when you return.
  • Receive smartphone updates when your devices detect abnormal activity or require a battery change.
  • Link your system to a smart home speaker, so you may disarm and arm your system without the mobile app or smart home hub.

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

An enhanced level of control over your alarm system means less chance of false alarms. To customize your Vivint security package, reach out to (541) 327-4968 or submit the form on this page.