Tips on Troubleshooting Burglar Alarms Systems

March 14, 2011 in Burglar alarms,Setup

With the level of crime and uncertainty rising all over the country, people are becoming more conscious about installing security systems and burglar alarms to safeguard their families and properties than in the past years. When the home is protected with alarms and the burglar has no clue while trying to break in, the chances are high that the intruder will try to escape or the burglar alarms monitoring company will be notified.

However to ensure that the alarm systems are working efficiently at all times, troubleshooting is an integral part of maintenance. This is a critical aspect as your system might have a few glitches that you may not be aware of and in the event of any eventuality, the system might not function as required. Another key consideration is that chances of false alarms are high when the burglar alarms system is not working properly and that can not only be frustrating but scary also. Although you can do it on your own if you have some experience with circuits or read through the burglar alarms manual.

Here are some tips to help you troubleshoot your burglar alarms system to ensure the security and safety of your family and property at all times.

Control panel: Examine the control panel and the keyboard. Apart from the battery backup, it is important to examine these critical aspects of the burglar alarms. It is important to see that the connections are wired properly with a proper connection to the power source.

Back up battery: While checking the system if the alarm does not switch off, chances are high that the battery life is over. Thus, you might have to replace the complete battery pack. Usually, experts recommend a change of battery system every two years irrespective of whether they work or not.

Troubleshooting sensors: If the system is frequently triggering false alarms, you might need to check the sensors as there might be a problem in it.  One or more sensors may no longer be working at the optimized requirement leading to false alarms. However, if the setting is on extra sensitivity, even the slightest movement can trigger it, so check the sensors.

Siren checks: If the siren does not work when you manually trigger it, you might want to check for a break in power source connections. However you might need to replace the siren if the connection is well connected.

However, if the glitches seem to be still there, it is best to call in the burglar alarms specialists to ensure that it is working in perfect order.

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