Home security systems are an indispensable part of keeping any building safe and fortified from potential intruders. When an alarm system starts malfunctioning, it's not only frustrating for homeowners, but it can also compromise the safety of their property. Knowing how to address frequent issues can put you in a better position to get your system back to full functionality if something does go wrong.
What Are the Most Common Issues With Home Security Systems?
1. Sensitivity Issues
Some alarm systems have been set up to go off at the slightest signs of movement near the home, including small animals, falling branches, or the activity of your own pet. To address this issue, homeowners will need to adjust the sensitivity settings or reach out to a professional to reinstall the system. Hypersensitive alarm systems should not be ignored; some municipalities levy fines on home and business owners who regularly experience false alarms.
If your home security system is regularly locking you out, something probably went wrong when you initially set the entry code. Consult the owner's manual and try to reset the system with a new entry code. If that doesn't work, reach out to professionals who can investigate the issue more thoroughly and inspect the system's wiring.
3. Connection Issues
Alarm systems that abruptly turn on and off can be frustrating for homeowners. This usually points to an issue with the system's electrical wiring and should be inspected by an electrician or security system professional to ensure it’s repaired safely and properly.
Residents and businesses in the Greater Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, OH, areas have relied on the security system expertise of HSI Security for over 70 years. They have thrived because of their ability to develop customized security packages for home and business owners, including CCTV systems, burglar alarms, security cameras, and advanced corporate security infrastructure that includes safety training and on-site investigations into breaches. Visit their website to learn more about their home security installation services, or call (937) 479-6628 to schedule an appointment today.