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Testing Your ADT Alarm System

You are probably aware of the added responsibility that comes with owning a house. You are responsible for helping protect the property, your possessions and your family. The average number of burglaries could rise as a result of the current economic climate. They are also happening in areas where they would not usually happen like the suburbs and other areas that are generally considered safe. Many people have had ADT monitored alarm systems installed on their property to help prevent burglaries and fires from happening. They can also be a great resource for a quick reaction to these events in the rare case that they do happen.

ADT monitored alarms are becoming somewhat of a necessity if you own a home and want to help protect it properly. It is also not as expensive as you might think and probably fits into your monthly budget. One bonus of having an ADT monitored alarm system is that it may bring down your monthly home insurance premiums. So, it can effectually pay for itself.

These systems can help bring you and your family great peace of mind while you are away on vacation or are sleeping at night. Knowing that your home is fully protected is a great feeling. But, you need to be sure that your ADT monitored system is working properly at all times. Here are some steps to take to test your system and make sure that it is working correctly.

  • Run Tests – There are a myriad of different tests that you can run through the system that will test whether or not it is connected with the operators at your security company. These tests should be performed as often as possible. The company itself will even run these tests from time to time, but it is up to you to do it on a regular basis.
  • Test Motion Sensor Lights – Walk in front of your lights periodically to make sure that the sensors are working correctly on them. You should also have the bulbs in them changed whenever necessary to ensure that they do not burn out.
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors – These devices can go a long way towards helping save the lives of you and your family. Test them as often as possible and always be sure that the batteries in them are not close to running out of power.
  • Security Cameras – If you have cameras monitoring your home or your property, run tests to be sure that they are connected to the recording device properly. The information that they gain can be valuable after a burglary in helping catch a criminal.
  • Panic Buttons – If you have a panic button in your home it should be tested as well. Please alert the company beforehand if you are going to test the panic button so they will not think that it is an actual emergency and send law enforcement personnel to your home.

What is the point of having an ADT monitored system if it is not working correctly? Make sure that you test your system as often as possible. Most professionals say that you should test your system once a week.

If you do not have a home security system installed in your home you should consider getting one. A security professional from Protect Your Home will be able to come and examine your home to advise you on what system will be the best for you. You might be surprised on how inexpensive that they can be and how much money they might save you on insurance.