What other steps can I take to prevent a false alarm?
Here are some ways to prevent false alarms:
  • Make sure that your doors and windows are all locked before arming the system.
  • Move your pets into an area that does not have a motion sensor.
  • Be sure that window dressings and plants are not affected by drafts from fans for air conditioning.
  • Their movement may cause a motion sensor to activate.
  • Test your system monthly. Always contact your alarm company before you test the system.
  • Have your system tested by a technician annually or anytime you have an unexplained false activation.
  • Educate everyone who lives or works at the alarm site on the proper operation of the system.
  • Never give a key to someone who is not familiar with the alarm system.

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1. What is a false alarm?
2. What is a backup battery?
3. How can backup batteries cause false alarms?
4. How can I reduce the chance that my battery will cause a false alarm?
5. What other steps can I take to prevent a false alarm?
6. How many warnings can I receive before a summons is issued?
7. What is the fee for an alarm permit?
8. How long can my outdoor audible alarm sound?
9. What is a central station response code?