What happens when my business or home burglar alarm goes off? Does it call the police or other emergency response?
Suppose you accidentally set off your burglar alarm system.
In that case, you can typically take steps to deactivate or reset the alarm, depending on the specific burglar alarm system you have installed.
Here’s what you can do:
Check the control panel: Locate the control panel for your alarm system. It is usually installed near the main entrance or in a central area of your home. The control panel typically has a keypad or buttons to input codes or commands.
Enter your security code: Input your security code into the control panel to deactivate the alarm. If you need help remembering your code or need to remember it, you can refer to your system’s user manual or contact your alarm system provider for help.
Disarm the alarm: Once you have entered the correct security code, the alarm system should disarm, and the siren should stop sounding. The specific steps to disarm the business or home alarm system may vary based on the manufacturer and model of your alarm system.
Verify with the monitoring center or central command (if applicable): If you have a professionally monitored alarm system, it’s a good practice to contact your monitoring center to inform them that the alarm was accidental. This helps prevent the unnecessary dispatch of emergency services and can prevent false alarm fees in most cases.
Silence the alarm (if needed): Some alarm systems may continue to sound an internal or external siren even after being disarmed. In such cases, you can typically use an additional button or code to silence the alarm sound once it has been disarmed.
It’s worth mentioning that the exact steps and procedures for deactivating an accidental alarm can vary depending on the specific alarm system you have installed. It is recommended to familiarize yourself with your system’s user manual or contact your alarm system provider for guidance on handling accidental alarms in your particular scenario.