False Alarm Reduction

No one likes false alarms. They can cost money and create dissatisfaction with your system, as well as the security provider. The good news is you can take several steps to reduce false alarms.

False Alarm Reduction Tips for Homeowners

False Alarm Reduction Tips

Review our false alarm reduction tips and learn how you can make a difference by preventing false alarms in your community.

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Questions About False Alarms

Questions About False Alarms

We want to help you understand what false alarms are and how you can prevent them. Here are commonly asked questions and answers that outline this issue.

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Alarm Verification Service

Enhanced Call Verification (ECV)

Enhanced Call Verification (ECV) is a program designed to reduce false alarms. ECV is available free of charge to all of our customers.

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False alarms & burnt turkeys

False alarms & burnt turkeys

Never heard of a turkey alarm? You may be surprised to learn that burning turkeys trigger a significant number of false alarms during the holidays! Other seasonal culprits include too much noise on New Year’s Eve and moving decorations. Don’t let your holiday festivities lead to false alarms. Here is a compilation of the top causes of false alarms during the holidays and how to prevent them.

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Top 5 reason for false smoke alarms

Top 5 reasons for false smoke alarms

Your smoke detector is there to help save your life by alerting ADT to the first signs of heat or fire. But a number of other factors can also trigger your smoke detector, resulting in a false smoke alarm. False smoke alarms can be a nuisance, cost you money in municipal fines, and even more than that, waste vital emergency resources! So keep your home safe and secure while helping avoid false smoke alarms by steering clear of the following triggers.

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