Burglar alarm system’s won’t keep you safe if it’s not working properly. Be sure to test your security system monthly at the very least. But make sure you do it right-false alarms cost consumers and commercial companies thousands of dollars a year. Gaps in your burglar alarm system and false alarms can be avoided if you know the proper way to test a burglar alarm system.
Read the manual. Read the manual. Read the manual. The leading cause of false alarms is not fully understanding how the system works.
Call your service provider. When in doubt, call. They can walk you through the process and be given a heads up if something goes wrong with your system.
Run the test operation on your system. When everything is ready, go ahead and punch in the keys to activate the test mode.
Re-arm your system. When the test is complete, de-activate Test mode and re-arm your system.