One of the greatest complaints from ADT Security and all other alarm companies customers is the issue of false alarms. False alarms are a very serious issue because most cities charge the homeowners for excessive police dispatches due to false alarms. This creates a two scenarios which are both very dangerous. Some ADT Security alarm users will choose to not even turn on their ADT Security system to not receive false alarm fines. Other ADT Security alarm users choose to just ignore the problem and continue to pile up false alarms. For the ADT alarm user that chooses to not use the ADTSecurity system, he is leaving himself wide open for an actual burglary to take place without any notification to the police authorities. For the ADT Home Security alarm user that chooses to ignore the problem, he is setting himself up for receiving an enormous false alarm fine. Either way, the solution is to get to the root of the problem. You will be surprised as you read the rest of this article, that the majority of false alarms are not caused by your ADT Security system equipment at all but rather by other events that commonly take place. The remainder of this article is intended to describe the major causes of false alarms and how to prevent them.
False Alarm Cause | User ErrorYou would be surprised to know that the major cause of false alarms is ADT Security system user error. Many times the ADT alarm system user sets off the alarm system by mistake and when the ADT Security monitoring central station attempts to contact him prior to dispatching the police, they just do not answer the call. Another common problem that occurs is that the ADT alarm user sets off the ADT alarm system and when contacted by the ADT alarm monitoring central station, they simply do not know or remember their secret password. In other cases the ADT Security Miami homeowner leaves a friend or relative at the home that also doesn't know the correct password which in turn causes a police dispatch and a false alarm. Another common cause of user error false alarms on your ADT system comes in the way of inputting an incorrect code. This happens mainly when a relative or friend is staying at your home and you forget to give them your ADT monitoring password.
False Alarm Cause | Doors and WindowsAnother major cause of false alarms comes from faulty doors or windows. Your ADT Security system works using magnetic door and window sensors. These magnetic contacts initiate an alarm condition when the door or widow it is attached to opens more than 3/4 of an inch. The false alarm occurs when you have faulty doors and windows that do not close all the way. Many times sliding doors have defective latches that do not allow the door to close all the way. If the sliding door stays partially open then it is only a matter of time before your ADT Security alarm triggers a false alarm. Securing that your doors and windows are properly closed when arming your ADT alarm will ensure no false alarms will occur. Also assuring that your doors and windows are locked will reduce false alarms from occurring. Leaving a door unlocked while the ADT alarm system is armed leaves you open for a false alarm to occur if someone accidentally opens the door. This occurs many times when ADT customers have a garage or utility room door protected yet forgets that the landscaping company or service repair man goes in there regularly. This seems like it is unlikely but actually happens because most people do not think about it.
False Alarm Cause | Low BatteryAll ADT Home Security Systems work with some kind of back up battery. This back up battery is intended to maintain the ADT alarm system operating in the even the power goes out at your home or business. A false alarm occurs if the power goes out while your ADT Security system is armed and a dead back up battery is present. Many ADT Security systems also use wireless sensors that utilize batteries to operate. If these batteries are left unchecked for a prolonged period of time, they go dead and eventually cause false alarms. Maintaining proper working back up and sensor batteries will keep your ADT alarm system false alarm free. Your ADT alarm system has a feature that alerts you whenever there is a need to change the panel battery or a specific sensor battery. False alarms occur when you see the warning of a low battery condition on the ADT arming keypad and simply ignore it.
False Alarm Cause | Motion SensorsYour ADT Security system is most likely equipped with one or more motion sensors. Motion sensors are made to activate your ADT Security system when armed and movement is detected inside your home. These motion sensors are many times activated falsely by objects left in the protected area. Something as insignificant as a floating ballon left after a birthday party is enough to set a motion sensor off. Many times ADT Security customers get a pet without considering if the pet will activate the existing motion sensors. These and other obstructions cause motion sensors to false alarm on your ADT System.
False Alarm Prevention Call (786)325-7867If you would like someone to do a free in home survey and tell you what steps you can take to prevent false alarms then simply call us today. You can reach our office 24 hours a day at (786)325-7867 or (305)233-6044 and speak to one of our ADT authorized security system specialists. We will visit your location and design the system that works best for your particular needs. ADT Security Miami authorized dealer ADI Security is ready to serve you at your earliest convenience. If it is more convenient for you to contact us on line you can simply go to our website contact page at www.miamifloridahomesecurity.com and put your information in and one of our representatives will contact you immediately.