System Care

System Care and Maintenance: Testing Your System for Proper Alarm Monitoring

Test your alarm system at least once a month. The process only takes a few minutes and it can be done anytime day or night.

    STEP 1:

    Call the Monitoring Station and put your security system on test. You may also want to let your neighbors know in case they hear the siren!

    STEP 2:

    Arm your security system and wait at least 2 minutes for the system to fully arm before walking around your house.

    STEP 3:

    Walk in front of all your motions and the siren should go off.

    STEP 4:

    Open some or all doors and windows that have security contacts one at a time.

    STEP 5:

    Put in your alarm code and shut off the alarm system.

    STEP 6:

    Call the Monitoring Station and tell them you want to check your signals.

    STEP 7:

    The Monitoring Station operator should be able to tell you exactly which zones were breached.