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Ways to cut down on false alarms in Binghamton

June 17, 2022

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False alarms can be an actual concern for a home security system. Not only can they be a pain to resolve, but they may lower the faith you have in your installation. Fortunately, you can do some things to minimize false alarms from your Binghamton home security system.

To begin, make sure that your devices connected as intended. This process may sound like an obvious course of action, but it’s often the case that basic mistakes lead to false alarms. Next, keep an eye on likely causes of false alarms, like a back door that might be kept unsecured by accident. And of course, don't hesitate to incorporate the extra features like home automation and geotracking to cut down on false alarms in Binghamton.

Might it be really that simple? Keep reading to discover for yourself.

Can you avoid false alarms in Binghamton?

Like diagnosing any issue, the initial step is to reference the manual. Be certain that all your components are connected properly on your end by:

  • Executing a system analysis via your smart hub touchscreen.
  • Physically check each sensor to make sure it didn't get knocked out of place or need a new battery.
  • Check your scheduling to make sure that your alarms aren’t activating at inopportune times.
  • Be certain that all new smart implements are installed correctly and aren't conflicting with your system.

Contact your service specialist if you continue to have trouble cutting down false alarms in your Binghamton system. They'll be happy to schedule a tech to check your equipment.

Inspect your entry points

When your configuration seems to be alright, the next step is to do an investigation of your property. Are all your windows and doors shut tight, or are any mistakenly ajar? If an entry point is left open, it might trip a motion sensor. In the event your clan consistently fails to shut an entry point, you might want to implement a smart locking mechanism that locks automatically when the alarm is activated. Sadly, windows require extra manual maintenance, especially if you have a loved one who likes to rest with a window cracked. Fortunately, your Vivint installation makes it simple to disengage that sensor while protecting the rest of the house.

Smart home automation is a great way to cut down on false alarms in Binghamton

One of the best techniques to minimize the chance of false alarms is to include automation into your home security system. With your mobile security app, have the ability to:

  • Program a schedule to disarm when you’re in the house and prevent false alarms that happen due to mistakenly unlocking doors or windows. You can then program the alarm to automatically engage again at night as you prepare for bed.
  • Program the alarm to disarm when your smart front door lock is activated with the proper number combination.
  • Set geotracking to turn on your alarm as you depart the property, then disengage when you return.
  • Receive smartphone alerts when your implements detect uncommon activity or need a battery change.
  • Link your equipment to a smart assistant like Google Home or Alexa, so you may turn your system on or off without the cell phone app or central interface.

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

Increased authority over your home security means less chance of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint smart home, contact (607) 600-9610 or submit the following form.