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Ways to cut down on false alarms in Myrtle Beach

June 17, 2022

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False alarms can be a legitimate concern for home security systems. Not only do they erode the faith you have in your equipment, but they can also be a burden on your time and pocketbook. Luckily, you are able to do a few things to reduce false alarms from your Myrtle Beach security system.

To begin, be sure that all components are installed correctly. This might sound like a no-brainer, but it’s common that simple miscues trigger false alarms. Next, check out possible sources of false alarms, such as entry points that might be kept ajar inadvertently. And finally, don't hesitate to use the extra tools like home automation and scheduling to cut down on false alarms in Myrtle Beach.

Might it be really that easy? Continue on and find out.

Can you stop false alarms in Myrtle Beach?

Like diagnosing any concern, the initial step is to review the guidebook. Be certain that all alarms and sensors are installed appropriately on your end by:

  • Executing a diagnostic via your touchscreen smart hub.
  • Physically inspect each component to make sure it didn't become dislodged or need a battery change.
  • Check your preset schedules to make sure that your system isn’t engaging at inappropriate times.
  • Be certain that all integrated smart components are installed in the proper fashion and aren't interfering with your alarms.

Reach out to your service agent if you continue to have problems cutting down false alarms in your Myrtle Beach system. They'll be happy to dispatch a tehnician to examine your equipment.

Check your entry points

If your configuration appears to be OK, the next step is to do a sweep of your property. Are your entries tightly secured, or might there be a few mistakenly open? If an entrance is left unsecured, it may activate a sensor. If it just so happens that your family constantly forgets to secure an entry point, you could incorporate a smart locking mechanism that secures automatically when your system is engaged. Regrettably, windows need more physical effort, especially if you have a loved one who prefers to rest with an open window. Thankfully, your Vivint home security system makes it simple to turn off that sensor while still shielding the rest of the residence.

Smart home automation tends to be a great method to cut down on false alarms in Myrtle Beach

One of the most effective techniques to minimize the likelihood of false alarms is to integrate home automation into your alarm system. With your Vivint app, you can:

  • Program a schedule to disarm when you’re on site and avoid false alarms that result from mistakenly opening a door or window. You can then program the alarm to reactivate automatically again at night when you’re asleep.
  • Have your system deactivate when your smart front door lock is triggered with the proper code.
  • Utilize geotracking to turn on your alarm if you exit the premises, then disengage when you return.
  • Receive smartphone alerts when your implements sense uncommon activity or need a new battery.
  • Pair your system 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 Myrtle Beach when you get a Vivint smart home

An enhanced level of command over your alarm system results in a much lower likelihood of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint smart home, reach out to (843) 483-5033 or complete the form on this page.