3 Ways To Avoid Your Pet From Triggering The Alarm

June 20, 2018

Alberta Security Company

Home alarms are extremely helpful in protecting your property. They are installed to detect fire, gas leakage, and prevent an intruder. An alarm is raised when any of these threats are detected. However, there may be instances when a false alarm is raised. Some of the reasons for a false alarm include irregular maintenance, malfunctioning of a piece of equipment, or pets. If your pet has triggered a false alarm before, here are 3 ways that can help you avoid the same in the future.

Keep the Alarm Away From Pets

This is one of the best ways to avoid your pet from triggering an alarm. If you are about to install or you are considering re-installation an alarm system, make sure it is placed at a place where your pet won’t be able to reach it. Some pets such as cats can easily climb higher locations and may touch the sensors and trigger an alarm. In such cases, you must place the alarm at such a location that the pet cannot get to it. Therefore, when installing the alarm system, inform your security professionals that you have such pets. The professionals will ensure that the alarm system is installed such that the pets won’t be able to trigger a false alarm.

Configure Alarms for Pets

When you install a new alarm system, the alarms should be configured in such a way that they won’t be triggered because of pets. For instance, some sensors and alarms are motion sensitive and if your pet’s weight is not in sync with the alarm system, then every time your pet jumps or moves around the alarm system, it will be triggered. Therefore, you should configure the alarm such that your pet’s weight does not trigger the alarm when it steps on the system. Similarly, your alarm should be configured such that any pet movement won’t set off the alarm.

Decrease Sensitivity

When you install your motion sensor alarm in a living room, it creates protective grids. If at the same time, too many grids are blocked, the infrared energy gets charged rapidly. This results in a false alarm. Usually, when your pet is moving around frequently, the same protective grids get blocked and triggers the alarm. Therefore, to fix this issue, you could decrease the sensitivity of a motion sensing alarm such that your pet’s movements are not a cause of a false alarm.

You can rely on these 3 ways to avoid your pet from triggering a false alarm. You can even consider getting in touch with an Alberta security company to assist you in setting up alarms that are pet-friendly.


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