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False alarms can sometimes bring fines from local authorities. In many cases, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to pay these fines. Read these 4 tips on how to avoid false alarms.

Tip 1: Familiarize yourself with your system

Anyone who has access to the property when the system is armed must have a password or PIN number and be familiar with the alarm procedure. For example, be sure to explain to your babysitter or housekeeper how to properly arm and disarm the system.

Tip 2: Consider your pets

Motion detectors may detect movement if your pet jumps onto furniture near the detector, thus appearing larger than they really are. You can avoid this by moving furniture away from the motion detector or consider getting pet-friendly motion detectors.

Tip 3: Avoid unplanned movement in front of motion detectors

Ensure all doors and windows are tightly closed before you leave home, as incoming air gusts could cause curtains and plants to move and set off a nearby motion detector.

Tip 4: Quickly and easily view what caused an alarm

The image sensor is a new breakthrough product that combines a wireless passive infrared motion detector, an integrated still camera, completely wireless communication, and the myProtectron.com interactive service. Reduce the number of false alarms by receiving a picture of the person who just entered your home. The picture is taken by the image sensor and sent to your mobile phone or computer.

Just think about it: following these tips to avoid false alarms can help save you from unnecessary aggravation and costs!

Our agents are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding false alarms. Call us at 1-800-653-9111.

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