Security appliances are the highest level of protection a house can get. But there are times when they can suddenly go off without any reason at all. This is especially more relevant when they go off during a power outage which can create a whole new set of problems for you and your family. A security system going off during a power outage can be a sheer inconvenience. In this article, we will discuss why your home security system should not go off during a power outage and what you can do to minimize that.
Most of the modern systems are backed up by battery power. Even if the main hub goes offline during an outage, the alarm security system will still work. If there is a problem with your security system, chances are that it can go off for no reason when there is a power outage.
Such a situation is incredibly frustrating. For starters, it causes unnecessary trouble on your part. Consider that you are having a sound sleep and suddenly the power goes out and your alarm system malfunctions. You wake up from your deep sleep to go and turn off the thing. If it is night time, and there are no lights, it can be dangerous doing that when you have just woken up from your sleep. You can slip and trip while you are going to turn off the alarm as it takes some time to come to your senses when you just wake up. That is why I always recommend having a flashlight by your side when you sleep.
Some home security systems have the option to lock the entire house when they go off. This is a smart feature but alarm systems can act dumb sometimes. If you have installed such a system and it goes berserk during a power outage, you are in for a lot of trouble. If it runs on battery, you still have some time to turn the false alarm off and unlock the house manually. If it doesn’t have enough battery or you are too late to turn it off, it will shut itself down after locking the house and you will be locked inside or worse – outside your house until it gets the power back.
Such a situation can also be exploited by thieves. They can use this malfunction to their advantage to break into the house. That is why it is important to troubleshoot and fix it as soon as possible.
What to Do If Your Security System Keeps Going Off?
There can be several other reasons why a security system may go off. Pets, children, sensor placement, and many other factors can be the cause of an alarm going off during an outage. Make sure to always invest in quality security solutions and have them checked regularly. Place the sensors so that cannot be knocked off easily by pets or children. As soon as you think that the security system is not reliable anymore, immediately have it replaced.