There’s nothing quite as rage inducing as having your security alarm go off and not knowing how to get it to stop beeping. It’s hard to think clearly with a constant annoying noise, especially in the middle of the night or when you’ve arrived home from a long day at work.
But beyond just having to deal with the noise, it’s possible that if your alarm system is designed to contact the police, you might get a call from your monitoring center asking you if everything is okay.
False alarms can cause all sorts of needless stress and worry. Being able to get your security system to stop beeping is important so you can get back to enjoying your day (or go back to sleep). The next time your alarm goes off for no reason, these tips will help you get your security system under control.
1. Locate the source of the beeping.
The first thing you’ll want to do is to make sure that it’s your security system that is going off and not another alarm system you have in place. It’s possible that the source of the beeping may be your smoke detector or a carbon monoxide detector that has detected harmful gases or is malfunctioning. Once you’re sure it’s your burglar alarm system that is the source of the beeping, you can take steps to disarm it.
2. Call your alarm monitoring company.
If you’ve just come home and hear the system beeping, call your security company and ask if they have detected any issues at your house. It’s possible there is an intruder or another problem, like a fire or carbon monoxide leak, in your home. You’ll want your security company to check all of your sensors and make sure your house is safe before you try to turn off the alarm.
3. Check the alarm system battery.
Once you’ve gotten the all clear from your security company, check the battery on your alarm system to make sure it isn’t running low. When a battery gets weak, your system will beep to notify you that you should check the battery and replace it. This is the best-case scenario, as it’s a relatively easy problem to fix.
After you install fresh batteries, the low battery warning should disappear, and the system should return to normal operation.
4. Disarm the alarm system.
If changing the batteries didn’t end the beeping, disarm your alarm system by entering your security code. Remain calm and take your time as you put in your code. Once you’ve entered the correct code, odds are everything will go back to normal.
5. If all else fails, call a technician.
If changing the batteries and disarming the system doesn’t work, there may be a hardware issue with your security system. Unless you’re an experienced alarm technician, call the security company that installed your system and describe the problem you are having.
The company should be able to walk you through additional steps to resolve the issue. If your alarm can’t be fixed remotely, the company will send a technician to your home who can resolve the situation quickly and professionally.
Your alarm system should work correctly 24/7 to ensure your safety. Getting your system reset and functioning properly is our top priority. If your Alarm New England security system ever starts beeping for no reason, please contact us immediately, and we’ll make sure the problem gets resolved as soon as possible.