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What to do to cut down on false alarms in Manhattan

June 17, 2022

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False alarms can be a real concern for home security systems. Not only can they decrease the confidence you have in your equipment, but they may be a burden on your time and pocketbook. Thankfully, you are able to do a number of things to reduce false alarms from your Manhattan sensors and alarms.

First, be sure that all components are set up as intended. This process may appear to be an obvious course of action, but it’s often the case that simple mistakes trigger false alarms. For the next step, check out potential causes of false alarms, including entry points that may be left ajar inadvertently. And of course, feel free to incorporate the many tools like setting automation schedules to cut down on false alarms in Manhattan.

Might it be really that simple? Continue on and see for yourself.

Can you side step false alarms in Manhattan?

Just like you would address any issue, the first thing to do is reference the owner’s instruction booklet. Ensure all devices are installed appropriately from your end by:

  • Executing a checkup through your touchscreen smart hub.
  • Physically inspect each sensor to ensure it didn't become dislodged or need a new battery.
  • Inspect your preset schedules to ensure that your alarms aren’t engaging at inopportune times.
  • Make sure all recently added smart devices are installed properly and aren't interfering with your alarms.

Reach out to your customer service agent if you still have trouble cutting down false alarms in your Manhattan system. They'll be happy to dispatch a tech to examine your system.

Check your windows and doors

If your system appears to be OK, the subsequent course of action is to do an investigation of the house. Are all your windows and doors closed tightly, or might there be a few inadvertently cracked? If an entrance is left unlatched, it might trigger a motion sensor. In the event your household constantly neglects to close a door, you might want to incorporate a smart locking mechanism that locks automatically when your system is engaged. Regrettably, windows need additional hands-on attention, especially if you have a loved one who prefers to sleep with an open window. Thankfully, your Vivint home security system makes it easy to turn off that alarm while protecting the rest of the house.

Home automation tends to be an effective method to cut down on false alarms in Manhattan

One of the most effective ways to lessen the chance of false alarms is to integrate home automation into your security system. With your Vivint app, have the ability to:

  • Arrange a schedule to turn off the alarm when you are home and avert false alarms caused by mistakenly unlatching doors or windows. Then have your alarm system automatically set again after dark when you’re asleep.
  • Have your system deactivate as your smart front door lock is triggered with the correct number combination.
  • Set geotracking to arm your system as you leave the property, then disengage when you come back to the house.
  • Get cell phone updates when your devices detect uncommon activity or have need of a battery change.
  • Link your equipment to a smart assistant like Google Home or Alexa, so you can disarm and arm your system without the smartphone app or your touchscreen.

Cut down on false alarms in Manhattan when you get a Vivint smart home installation

An enhanced level of authority over your property’s security results in a much lower likelihood of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint smart home, contact (332) 208-9869 or submit the form on this page.