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Security and Fire Alarm Registration & Information

Top Causes of a False Alarm

Over 76% of false alarms are caused by user error. Be sure to train anyone who may be using your system, such as kids, neighbors, or real estate agents. Make special arrangements for guests or repair technicians.

Here are the Top Causes for a False Alarm:

  • Weak system batteries
  • Open, unlocked or loose fitting doors and windows
  • Drafts that move plants and curtains
  • Helium-filled balloons
  • Improper installations by unlicensed companies
  • Worn-out equipment
  • Real Estate Agents, maid service without adequate instruction