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Why does my Alarm system false alarm?

A question that is often asked and can be experienced at any time of day or night regardless of the burglar alarm being on or off

burglar-alarm-user-2 The reason this happens is because your burglar alarm system is constantly monitoring the status of all cables, detectors, keypads and sirens even if you have a wireless system regardless of the alarm being on or off. The alarm sounds to alert that there has been a change or has detected a fault with one or more devices on your system.

The most common fault is usually caused by human error! Make sure in any of the rooms that have detectors that there is nothing likely to move such as balloons, art works hanging from ceilings, wind chimes, plants and curtains moving from an open window etc.

Spiders webs or insects on a detector can also cause your burglar alarm to go off intermittently. Other common problems can be caused by loose detector casings as they have sensitive tamper switches and cables that become slightly damaged over time causing the alarm readings to fluctuate.

Cleaning your detectors regularly using a damp cloth will minimise the chances of a false alarm. Opening or adjusting any burglar alarm system devices yourself will cause the alarm to go off, and a technical fault will appear on your keypad preventing you from using the alarm until it has been reset by an engineer. This is to ensure that no one tampers with the system and cannot be overridden.

If you have checked all the above and the problem still persists, contact Denham Security Systems and book a maintenance visit as the problem will not just go away on its own.  We will come out and investigate the fault and usually come up with the diagnosis and rectify for just a call out fee.

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