3 Ways to Prevent False Alarms

3 Ways to Prevent False Alarms

False alarms are frustrating and can lead to many unwanted consequences. Fortunately, there are ways to help prevent them from happening at your home or business. Here are some steps we encourage customers of our security company in Bakersfield to take in order to prevent false alarms on their property.

1. Avoid User Error

Many times, false alarms are caused due to minor user errors such as entering the incorrect passcode. To avoid this, be sure you and every member of your household knows your most current passcode at all times. Enter the code slowly, one digit at a time, and verify that the keypad accepts each number. Long fingernails or rolling can affect how a code is actually input.

2. Assign User Codes

Another way to reduce false alarms is by ensuring visitors do not attempt to enter your passcode. The passcode for your system should be exclusive to members of your household. Other trusted people who come to your residence, such as housekeepers, babysitters and other service providers, can instead be assigned their own user codes. A user code is a temporary code meant to give access to the people you trust to be in your home on a regular basis. For businesses, a user code can be given to afterhours repair techs or cleaning crews. These codes should be removed when they no longer need access to your home or business. Customers of our Bakersfield security company can ask us for information on how to assign and activate user codes when needed.

3. Consider Video Verification

One of the best ways to reduce the risk of your system triggering a false alarm signal is by opting for video verification. Video verification is a value-added service that puts your surveillance cameras to work for you. With this service, your security cameras will capture an image of the motion that is causing your alarm to be triggered; in seconds, it will send the recorded clip to our alarm monitoring center. Our live agents will evaluate the image to verify a real intrusion is taking place; if it is, we can then dispatch law enforcement.

In addition, we can notify you and send the video clip to your phone. This is how video verification can dramatically reduce your risk of experiencing a false alarm.

These are some of the ways you can prevent false alarms on your property. Our security company in Bakersfield is ready to help with any questions you may have; call Secure Systems if you require any assistance. We look forward to helping you.

About Secure Systems

Secure Systems is a Bakersfield alarm company that installs alarms for homes and businesses. We also install residential camera systems and business camera systems, commercial and residential fire alarm systems, wireless monitoring, remote access alarm systems, access control and door buzzers in Bakersfield and Kern County. Call us today at (661) 220-5354.