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December 17, 2021

What Are The Next Steps After Your Home Security Alarms Go Off In Arlington?

An alarm system is intended to defend your property. But what occurs in the event your home security alarms go off in Arlington? What are the right steps to take to help make sure you and your family are safe?

The most important first step is to avoid panicking. You should understand that your 24-hour monitoring experts have you covered. Then follow these steps to be ready for any urgent situation.

Our 24-Hour Specialists Help You Stay Safe

A security monitoring representative is immediately alerted whenever your Arlington home security alarms go off. When a monitoring professional is notified, they will reach out to you without delay to figure out what set off your home’s defense. Your protection devices may trip for several different reasons, including:

  • Break-in

  • Smoke

  • Flood

  • False alarm

In cases when the alarm was set off by accident—like not remembering that your entry-point sensors are armed when you open a window— an agent will call to ask if you need help. Supply them with your passcode, and they will deactivate the alarm.

In the event there is a legitimate crisis, the monitoring agent will summon emergency personnel, including firefighters, EMS, and law enforcement, to your property. They also have the ability to serve as your proxy when you aren't at home. Your monitoring team can also inform authorities which security device was set off, increasing their preparedness for what could be a dangerous situation. Your monitoring professional will maintain a connection with you to assist in keeping you in control and let you know what you should do.

Here’s What You Should Do if Your Alarm Goes Off In Arlington

Getting roused from bed in the dead of night to your alarm blaring is incredibly scary—even moreso if you don’t know why it’s going off. The smartest thing you should do is stay as calm as possible and proceed with the following:

  • First, move to a safe place. Collect all members of your family including pets as quick as you can and relocate to a secure room at your property or depart the home if needed. It's typical to have an urge to feel like you need to deal with the problem by yourself, but this can be incredibly dangerous. As an alternative, put a priority on attempting to keep yourself and your family safe and let the professionals deal with the issue.

  • As a second step, utilize your home security app to stay in touch with your monitoring staff. They'll notify emergency professionals who will be on their way to your property in a flash.

  • Third, keep in constant communication with your monitoring specialists and emergency responders. You can get patched through, so all parties are sharing information. On the other hand, if you can't get a direct call to your emergency providers, get updates through text messages. Even if it’s only a false alarm, it's a good idea to keep adequately communicating with everyone involved so you know what to do should a legitimate crisis take place.

Defend Against Any Emergency in Arlington with Secure24 Alarm Systems

From fires to break-ins, Secure24 Alarm Systems ensures you and your family are completely protected. With 24/7 monitoring, smart locking systems, and entry-point sensors, your property will turn into the safe haven it's supposed to be. Create the perfect home security package by filling out the form below or reach out to (703) 546-7973 to get started.