Preventing False Alarms

People

National surveys confirm user error is the single largest cause of false alarms.

Anyone whom you authorize to use the alarm (friends, neighbours, house guests or family members) should have a PASSCARD ID and know how to use the alarm.

Know how your alarm system works.

Know your access code and PASSCARD ID.

Environment

Doors
An unlatched door can blow open, setting off the alarm. A loose fitting door can rattle back and forth and also set off the alarm – without even being opened! Make sure all your doors are firmly latched and snugly closed.

Motion Sensors
Blowing curtains, even gusts of air, can set off a motion sensor. Balloons, can also set off your motion sensor, even when they are barely moving. Make sure all windows are shut before turning on the alarm.

Renovations and Equipment

Renovations
Alarm devices may need to be moved, or temporarily removed during home renovations. For example, drywall dust can damage smoke detectors, and motion sensors that have been painted over may not work.

Equipment
Today’s modern high tech equipment is more reliable than ever. Although the least likely source of false alarms, equipment can malfunction. For your peace of mind, Price’s Alarms offers a variety of maintenance and warranty programs.

Please advise the Price’s Alarms service department if you have any problems with your alarm or plan on doing any renovations to your home or business.