We are living in an amazing era where technology has put home security literally in our hands and at our fingertips. Gone are the days when we need to hire home security companies to come to our homes to install large cameras and sensors around our properties.
With smart phones have come smart homes, where we can monitor motion in our homes from anywhere giving us the ability to see who’s at the door, or who’s leaving a package, or soliciting a new religion. Knowing what is going on is available at our fingertips.
Smart devices have the technology to detect the sound of smoke, and carbon monoxide alarms systems once they have been activated. Also, the sound of glass breaking, or the thumping sound of force to a door can be detected and in turn you receive an alert indicating a threat to your property.
So, what happens when something goes wrong?
Having professional monitoring services in addition to your personal monitoring means that in the event that certain unauthorized activities took place at your property, your local police or security department will be notified and an officer will be dispatched to investigate the situation.
For property owners who are traveling and are away from their homes for extended periods of time, being alerted about strange activity at your home is important, however, what is even more important is about what needs to happen next!
Perhaps it was a false alarm, and no foul play had occurred. That is good news for you, however, it is an inconvenience for the local police department and security companies when they spend valuable resources responding to false alarms around the neighbourhood.
The Problems with False Alarms:
When the technology with a smart home system signals a false alarm, it causes a ripple effect that actually serves as a liability rather than an asset.
False alarms may:
delay police officers from responding to a real emergency;
lead neighbours to ignore your alarm system when it activates;
cause the system user to become reluctant to arm the system thus exposing the home or business to undetected theft or damage;
cost the system user to incur a false alarm fee.
What Should You Do?
As a property owner, it is important to determine if there was misuse with the pin pad or passcodes when an authorized person at your property failed to use the system properly. Perhaps the batteries are running low in your unit. Shifting may have occurred with your doors and windows causing the equipment to become loose, etc.
If you are away from your home and unable to check things out for yourself, this is a good time to contact 12 Gates Property Services. In this situation, we would help you by determining why the alarm had been activated by inspecting your property and following up with your alarm company. We would inspect and secure all doors and windows accordingly. We work on your behalf when it comes to protecting your property and minimizing financial loss.
Contact us for a free consultation.
Visit us at www.12gatesps.com or call us at 647 345-3456 to request a free consultation.