How to Avoid Setting False Alarms [VIDEO]By Robert Siciliano April 20, 2012 | 12:00 PMPosted in: Home Alarm Systems, Home Security Tips
Today were talking about how to avoid setting off false alarms. We are all familiar with “the boy who cried wolf”. The protagonist of the fable is a bored shepherd boy who entertains himself by calling out “wolf”. Nearby villagers who came to his rescue found out that the alarms were false. When the boy was actually confronted by a wolf, the villagers did not believe his cries for help. And the wolf ate the flock and in some versions of the story the wolf ate the boy. Many, if not all of us, are guilty of setting off alarms accidentally; sometimes we open a door or window that sets it off, other times we mess us the secret code.
How do you prevent false alarms? It’s not that difficult.
1. My mobile is always clipped me. So I had my service provider set up the alarm system to call my mobile first and then my home phone second. If I don’t answer the phone, then they will call the police
2. Program your mobile phone with the alarm service provider’s number and call them the second you falsely set off the alarm.
3. Whenever you are setting up access for anyone to enter your home, while you are gone,—like a babysitter, cleaner, or contractor—risks for a false alarm go up dramatically. Provide specific hands on instruction for how to disable and reset the alarm. Telling someone over the phone how to do it is often insufficient.
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