Make sure you – as well as all users of your alarm system (such as residents, employees or guests) – are trained on how to use it. Secure all of your windows and doors before activating your alarm.
Know and rehearse the process for cancelling an accidental alarm. Notify your alarm company immediately if you have any problems with your system.
Be aware of common problems that can lead to false alarms, such as: weak alarm system; backup batteries; open, unlocked or loose fitting doors and windows; party decorations, such as helium-filled balloons; wandering pets; improper application or installation of motion detectors; failure to properly train other users.