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What to do to cut down on false alarms in Davenport

June 17, 2022

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False alarms can be an actual concern for home security systems. Not only can they be a burden on your time and pocketbook, but they might even decrease the faith you have in your installation. Fortunately, you may do a few things to lessen the frequency of false alarms from your Davenport sensors and alarms.

To begin, be sure that all components are installed properly. This process may appear to be common sense, but it frequently happens that basic mistakes result in false alarms. Next, keep an eye on possible culprits of false alarms, like entry points that may be left ajar inadvertently. And of course, you should try to incorporate the many features like home automation and geotracking to cut down on false alarms in Davenport.

Could it be really that easy? Read on and discover for yourself.

A great deal of false alarms in Davenport could be averted

Like diagnosing any issue, the best course of action is to review the owner’s instruction booklet. Make sure all your components are installed appropriately from your perspective by:

  • Running a diagnostic with your smart hub.
  • Visually check each sensor to ensure it didn't become dislodged or need fresh batteries.
  • Check your scheduling to ensure that your home’s security isn’t engaging at inappropriate times.
  • Be certain that all new smart devices are configured properly and aren't disrupting your home’s alarm.

Call your Vivint agent if you are still having problems cutting down false alarms in your Davenport home. They'll be happy to send out a tech to inspect your setup.

Investigate your windows and doors

If your configuration seems to be OK, the next measure is to do a sweep of the house. Are all your entries shut tight, or might there be a few inadvertently open? If an access point is left unsecured, it could trip an activated sensor. If it just so happens that your household constantly neglects to secure an entrance, you could implement a smart locking system that automatically locks when your system is activated. Unfortunately, windows require more 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 disengage that sensor while still guarding the rest of the residence.

Home automation is a great method to cut down on false alarms in Davenport

One of the smartest ways to reduce the chance of false alarms is to include automation into your alarm system. With your security app, you’re able to:

  • Set a schedule to turn off the alarm when you’re in the house and avoid false alarms caused by absentmindedly unlatching a door or window. Then have it automatically engage again that evening as you start your bedtime routine.
  • Have your system disarm when your smart locking mechanism is initiated with the correct PIN.
  • Utilize geotracking to turn on your alarm if you exit the property, then turn off when you return.
  • Get cell phone notifications when your devices sense abnormal motion or have need of a battery change.
  • Pair your equipment to a smart assistant like Google Home or Alexa, so you are able to disarm and arm your system without the cell phone app or smart home hub.

Cut down on false alarms in Davenport with a Vivint smart home installation

Increased authority over your alarm system means less chance of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint smart home, contact (563) 674-6116 or complete the form on this page.