Many homes, business houses, banks and other establishments have, at one time or another faced the problem of alarms going off for no reason. There are several reasons for this. These alarms generally indicate the presence of someone with ulterior motives. It can lead to a panic situation at home where members of the family may fear for their lives or business may lose their cash or items of high value. This is one of the major irritants that can be reduced to a large extent.
Firstly, we have to accept that a motion sensing system is just another product and will, at some time, malfunction. Motion sensor systems are a fairly complex piece of equipment that can be set off for many reasons. If you are convinced that there is no threat to your life and the alarm went off accidentally then you should get in touch with the central monitoring centre and notify them that it was a false alarm. In cases where the alarm is linked to the police notify them as soon as possible before they come with blaring sirens and waking up the whole neighbourhood.
However it is important to secure yourself and your family by installing a good motion sensor system like Eurovigil’s Wireless PIR. With the PIR Motion Sensor by Eurovigil you will be alerted whenever any physical movement happens within 20 feet of the system. Just a small investment in security cameras can protect your property as well as the stored goods.
Here Are A Few Ways To Reduce The Incidence Of False Alarm:
- Installation Location is Important
Most of the false alarms are caused by improper installation of the motion detector sensor. Avoid placing the equipment above a heater, furnace or above the hob. This could easily trigger a false alarm. If the alarm goes off frequently you should consider relocating the detector camera.
- Alarms Can Go off by Pets and Curtains Moving in the Wind
Balloons, moving blinds, curtains or pets running across can cause false alarms. In this case, keep your pets outside the vision range of the equipment and secure the curtain so that it does not activate a false alarm.
- Test the Motion Sensor
Make it a practice to test the sensor regularly – at least, once every second month. Coordinate with the provider and test the equipment. The provider may run some diagnostic test and rectify any errors or defects.
- Guests Staying at Your House
If you have given your house on rent, make sure that the guests have the access key to shut down the equipment in case of a false alarm. This is to prevent the alarm from ringing continuously and creating noise pollution in the night and disturbing the neighbours.
Lastly, make sure you buy a good brand from a reliable supplier like Eurovigil who has the expertise in home security and can maintain the equipment in case of a breakdown. The PIR Motion Sensor from Eurovigil also has a technology to reduce false triggers which in turn minimizes the chances of false alarms.