Many false alarms in Portland are avoidable
Like diagnosing any issue, the initial step is to reference the guidebook. Be certain that all alarms and sensors are set up correctly on your end by:
- Executing a system analysis via your touchscreen smart hub.
- Manually evaluate each sensor to be certain it didn't get knocked out of place or need fresh batteries.
- Inspect your schedules and presets to ensure that your system isn’t activating at inopportune times.
- Ensure all recently added smart devices are configured correctly and aren't interfering with your home’s alarm.
Contact your service agent if you continue to have issues cutting down false alarms in your Portland system. They'll be happy to send out a tech to inspect your setup.
Inspect your entry points
In the event your installation seems to be OK, the ensuing measure is to do an investigation of the house. Are all your windows and doors shut tight, or are any inadvertently cracked? If an access point stays open, it might trigger a sensor. If your household routinely neglects to secure an entrance, you might want to implement a smart locking mechanism that secures automatically when the alarm is engaged. Unfortunately, windows require more hands-on attention, mainly if you have someone who likes to fall asleep with a window cracked. Thankfully, your Vivint alarm system makes it simple to turn off that sensor while protecting the rest of the house.