When a security system isn’t set up or used properly, it can lead to false alarms. Unfortunately, these false alarms can overwhelm first responders with unnecessary house calls. However, Custom Security Systems can help you ensure that your security system is set up correctly and educate you on proper system use. With a few at-home practices and an added layer of protection from Custom Security Systems, you can prevent first responders from losing time on a non-emergency. Learn how to avoid false alarms and how our home alarm company can help with further prevention.
How Custom Security Systems Helps Prevent False Alarms
At Custom Security Systems, we can help reduce false alarms by up to 40%. When you choose a security system from our home alarm company, you can opt into Enhanced Call Verification (ECV). This service is partnered with our 24/7 alarm monitoring station. When your alarm is triggered, our monitoring station contacts the phone number associated with the premise. If the call is not answered, our station reaches out to first responders to send emergency help to your home. Customers who add ECV to their plan approve our monitoring station to contact one more number aside from the premise number. With the help of our ECV program, our station can confirm if the situation is indeed an emergency. If it isn’t, we prevent an unnecessary visit from first responders and any regional penalty fees for false alarms.
What Causes False Alarms, and How Can You Prevent Them?
There are a few steps you can take at home to prevent false alarms. First, make sure that each member of your family knows the code for entry. Take time to train any family who enters your home how to activate and deactivate your security system. And when you leave, make sure that doors and windows are closed tightly. Not only does this ward off a false alarm, but it prevents intruders from having easy access to your home, as well.
It’s important to make sure that your alarm system is fully functioning, both for your protection and to avoid any false alarms. Also, with the holidays coming soon, remember that certain decorations, especially moving ones, could accidentally trigger an alarm. Don’t forget to replace batteries in your system and smoke detectors, too. And, be sure to review the emergency call list to be prepared in the event of a home emergency. For additional false alarm prevention, schedule a monthly home alarm system test with our company. Our monitoring station can make sure that your system is working smoothly. And, contact us at 225-927-5535 to let us know when you have any services done in your home that may trigger your alarm system.
Get In Touch With Our Home Alarm Company Today
Custom Security Systems is here to keep your home safe and prevent unwanted false alarms. Give our home alarm company a call today at 225-927-5535 to get a free quote from our professionals. Or, make an appointment to install a home or business alarm system today. Our company can customize your system to meet your needs, from monitoring elderly family members to providing smart locks, lighting, and more. We look forward to helping increase your comfort and security!