Informed Decisions Reduce Unwanted Alarm Activations


Informed decisions when purchasing a home or business security system help reduce unwanted alarm activations. Monitoring that is Underwriter Laboratory (UL) certified or has a 5-star Diamond rating from the Central Station Alarm Association (www.csaaintl.org) help demonstrate an effective alarm monitoring program is in place.

Proper licensing is further insurance against nuisance alarm activations. The Electronic Security Association (www.esaweb.org) provides excellent advice in this area.

Finally, installing companies should provide a full explanation on how to operate the system properly. It’s important users understand how to easily arm and disarm the system, without causing any unnecessary alarm activations. Installing technicians should see if the customer has any questions and ensure they are all effectively answered. Installing companies should also follow-up, if necessary, so that customers know exactly how to use the keypad and any other technology in the system.

If these steps are followed, unwanted alarm activation that could cause consumers fines down the road will be minimized. Further help/tips can be found at: http://www.alarm.org.

About justwrite15

Dave's column has run in multiple small town newspapers across the U.S., in Nebraska, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas,where Dave has been able to entice personal friends and editors to run his social commentary. His column has also been picked up by www.coastalmonroe.com. It has appeared in newspapers since 1998, and began in response to one of the school shootings so depressingly familiar in America. His commentary has morphed into a weekly offering of humor, insights and advice on how to find sanity in an insane world.
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