What To Do If Your Security System Goes Off While You Are Away

May 8th, 2019

Whether it’s in your car, in a shopping mall, or in a home, alarms sometimes go off when they’re not expected. Most times, the alarms amount to very little. But it can still cause panic as drivers fumble for their keys, and homeowners head to their keypad to stop the noise. 

Home Security Provides Protection

People all over Houston, TX purchase home security systems to keep their family and property safe and secure. Truthfully, they look at it as a layer of protection that they hope they’ll never have to deal with. It’s bad enough when the alarm goes off while you’re asleep in the middle of the night, but things can get downright frightening when you’re not anywhere near your home when the alert comes through.

Keep Calm And Make No Assumptions 

The first thing to do if your home security system goes off is to remain calm. There isn’t much you can do in the moment if you’re miles away from Houston, TX. If you happen to be driving, pull over to the side of the road and take a few deep breaths. Get in touch with your neighbors and ask if they see anything at your house. Or, call a friend who can meet you at your home to assist you in checking out the chaos.

Once you become calm, don’t just assume that the alarm must have surely been false. Many times, people will turn off their car alarm with the assumption that there was no danger. Someone who breaks into your house is stealth; they know how to get in and out unseen. Keep your eyes on your video surveillance camera until you know for sure that you have nothing to worry about.     

Keep A List Of Who To Call

Have important phone numbers saved in your phone so they can be quickly accessed in such a situation. Calling 911 over an alarm that might be false will just take up the time of the dispatcher who takes you call. If you can’t see an active break in happening try to contact the non-emergency number for your local law enforcement in Houston, TX and ask them for advice. Contact a friend who lives close by who can stop by your home and look for signs of an attempted break in, such as broken doors and windows.

Your wireless security system can be set up whenever you think it can catch the action around your home. Cameras can be placed to get wide angles and close up actions. Thanks to mobile technology, you can get an alert on your app as soon as motion is detected. When the alert comes in, watch the video to determine whether or not there is an intruder in your home. This allows you to understand what’s going on before you make the final call on what to do.

If you discover that the alarm was not due to false actions, contact the authorities to report an active break-in.

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