Alarms are designed to protect lives and property. Properly installed, used, and maintained, alarms are a real asset. When misused, they become a liability. Each year, false alarms cost all of us millions of dollars and thousands of wasted response hours as every time an alarm goes off, it is like calling 911
Fire alarm system means a device or devices installed on or in real property and designed to issue a warning of a fire by activating an audible alarm signal or alerting a monitoring facility but does not include a fire alarm system that is intended to alert only the occupants of the dwelling unit in which it is installed.
Security alarm system means a device or devices installed on or in real property and designed to warn of criminal activity or unauthorized entry by activating an audible alarm signal or alerting a monitoring facility.
USER ERROR IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF FALSE ALARMS ( 76% OF ALL FALSE DISPATCHES ARE CAUSED BY USERS ) ,
WHAT CAN BE DONE AT HOME
WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH YOUR SYSTEM
WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH THE PEOPLE
It is important to ensure that your security system is communicating properly at all times, especially if your system does NOT have Radio or Cellular backup! Regular testing of your security system will help insure its proper operation at the time of an emergency, and help prevent false alarms.
WHEN TO TEST
We recommend that customers test their system at least monthly or if:
HOW TO TEST :
Contact the central station before you do anything! You should have
with a card that includes your monitoring account number and the
telephone number to call.
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