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What to do to cut down on false alarms in Yakima

June 17, 2022

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False alarms can be an actual issue for a home security system. They not only erode the faith you have in your equipment, but they might even be a burden on your time and pocketbook. Luckily, you can do some things to lessen the frequency of false alarms from your Yakima security system.

As the first step, ensure that everything is installed properly. This will probably seem like common sense, but it’s often the case that overlooked miscues lead to false alarms. For the next step, check out likely culprits of false alarms, such as windows and doors that could be left unsecured inadvertently. And finally, don't hesitate to incorporate the many tools like setting automation schedules to cut down on false alarms in Yakima.

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

Can you side step false alarms in Yakima?

Like diagnosing any concern, the best course of action is to review the owner’s instruction booklet. Make sure all alarms and sensors are set up appropriately from your perspective by:

  • Running a checkup with your smart hub.
  • Visually inspect each component to be certain it didn't get knocked out of place or need a new battery.
  • Inspect your preset schedules to make sure that your home’s security isn’t activating at inappropriate times.
  • Make sure all recently added smart devices are incorporated properly and aren't conflicting with your system.

Reach out to your Vivint agent if you are still having issues cutting down false alarms in your Yakima system. They'll be happy to dispatch a tehnician to examine your equipment.

Inspect your entry points

When your system appears to be installed properly, the ensuing measure is to do an investigation of the house. Are all your doors and widows closed tightly, or might there be a few inadvertently ajar? If an entrance is left unlatched, it could trigger an activated sensor. If your household routinely forgets to close a door, you might want to incorporate a smart locking system that secures automatically when your home security goes live. Regrettably, windows take extra physical effort, particularly if you have a family member who prefers to sleep with a window cracked. Fortunately, your Vivint installation makes it simple to deactivate that device while protecting the remaining areas of the house.

Home automation tends to be an effective technique to cut down on false alarms in Yakima

One of the most effective methods to minimize the probability of false alarms is to incorporate automation into your home security system. By using your Vivint app, you can:

  • Arrange a schedule to turn off the alarm when you are home and prevent false alarms that happen due to mistakenly unlocking a door or window. Then have your alarm system automatically engage again that evening as you start your bedtime routine.
  • Set your home security to deactivate when your smart front door lock is initiated with the correct PIN.
  • Utilize geotracking to turn on your alarm if you depart the property, then disengage when you arrive home for the day.
  • Receive mobile notifications when your implements sense uncommon movements or have need of a fresh battery.
  • Pair your system to a smart assistant like Google Home or Alexa, so you may turn your system on or off without the mobile app or smart home hub.

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

Greater authority over your home security means less chance of false alarms. To get started on your Vivint smart home, contact (509) 790-6958 or complete the following form.