Congrats, you have completed burglar alarm installation in your home. But, do you find yourself tossing and turning at night with these questions, “Is my alarm working? Is it functioning efficiently?”
Worry not. Here in this article, you can find a simple step-by-step procedure to verify the functioning of your alarm system.
Before we head into the article, we answer the big question.
Why must you check the functioning of your alarm system and how often should you do it?
Remember, the adage, “Better to be safe than sorry?” Testing your alarm system not only gives you tremendous peace of mind but also ensures that it’s working properly. In case, you find that there are some malfunctions, you can contact our security experts, here at Eurovigil, and get it sorted way beforehand.
Experts recommend that you do a self-test of your home burglar alarm systems once every six months. This way you can spot any connectivity errors and have them repaired as soon as it occurs.
- Before you begin the test, call Eurovigil at +91-9371763223, and take your account to the “test” mode. If you test your system, without informing your home security company, it can trigger a false alarm. Triggering a false alarm could end up annoying the authorities (aka local police), and it could become a hassle for you. So, make sure that you contact your home security provider and intimate them that you’re testing the system.
- The next step is to make sure that all the doors and windows of your house are closed If the entry points to your home aren’t secure in the first place, then you won’t be able to check whether an intrusion triggers the alarm. So, ensure that all windows and doors are closed firmly.
- You can also test the system with the help of a security expert at Eurovigil. If you choose to do this, the security expert will stay online with you throughout the testing process and guide you step-by-step.
Running the Actual Test:
- Arm your burglar alarm system. Make sure that it’s on and then leave the house, locking the main door.
- Walk around the perimeter of your home and test each window and door that’s connected to the system. When you walk near a sensor, it should trigger the alarm. If the siren is sounded, then it means that the system is working correctly. If you are running the test with the help of the security expert, then they will turn off the siren as you check each sensor. If you’re doing it by yourself, then you’ll have to turn off the siren manually, before proceeding to the next sensor.
- Once you have checked every door and window connected to your burglar system, repeat the test for every motion sensor, by walking in front of it.
- Remember to deactivate the test mode once you have completed the test.
If you find any sensor that isn’t working properly, just get in touch with burglar alarm maintenance experts and have it replaced.
Now that you’ve successfully tested the functioning of your home security system, you can breathe easy knowing that you’ve taken the right steps to protect your loved ones and valuable assets.