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Ways to cut down on false alarms in Milwaukee

June 17, 2022

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False alarms can be an actual concern for home security systems. Not only are they a pain to resolve, but they may decrease the trust you have in your installation. Luckily, you can do a number of things to reduce false alarms from your Milwaukee sensors and alarms.

First, be sure that all components are set up as intended. This might appear to be an obvious course of action, but it’s often the case that simple mistakes trigger false alarms. Secondly, check out possible sources of false alarms, like windows and doors that might be kept open inadvertently. And of course, you should try to integrate the many options like setting automation schedules to cut down on false alarms in Milwaukee.

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

Can you stop false alarms in Milwaukee?

Like diagnosing any problem, the first thing to do is read the manual. Make sure all devices are set up properly from your end by:

  • Executing a diagnostic via your touchscreen smart hub.
  • Visually check each sensor to make sure it didn't get knocked out of place or need fresh batteries.
  • Look over your preset schedules to make sure that your system isn’t arming at inappropriate times.
  • Be certain that all recently added smart devices are incorporated in the proper fashion and aren't conflicting with your home’s alarm.

Reach out to your Vivint representative if you are still having trouble cutting down false alarms in your Milwaukee system. They'll be happy to schedule a tehnician to inspect your system.

Inspect your windows and doors

If your configuration seems to be installed properly, the ensuing course of action is to do a sweep of your residence. Are your doors and widows closed tightly, or do you find some mistakenly cracked? If an entry point remains unsecured, it might trigger a sensor. In the event your clan consistently neglects to shut an entrance, you might want to implement a smart lock that locks automatically when your system is engaged. Unfortunately, windows need more physical effort, especially if you have someone who likes to sleep with a cracked window. Fortunately, your Vivint home security system makes it a breeze to disengage that sensor while protecting the rest of the property.

Home automation tends to be a smart way to cut down on false alarms in Milwaukee

One of the best techniques to minimize the probability of false alarms is to integrate automation into your alarm system. By using your mobile security app, have the ability to:

  • Arrange a schedule to disarm when you’re on site and avoid false alarms that result from absentmindedly opening a door or window. Then have it automatically set again that evening as you start your bedtime routine.
  • Have your system deactivate as your smart front door lock is activated with the correct number combination.
  • Use geotracking to arm your system as you leave the property, then disengage when you return.
  • Receive smartphone alerts when your components notice uncommon activity or require 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 your touchscreen.

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

Greater control over your property’s security means less chance of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint smart home, call (414) 409-5889 or submit the form on this page.