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What to Do if Your Security System Goes off, and You’re not Home

What to Do if Your Security System Goes off, and You’re not Home

When you purchase a home security system, you don’t necessarily hope that it gets triggered. Like any other precaution, you have it in case of an emergency and hope that it never actually comes into play for true security measures. For example, you probably have great airbags in your car, but you don’t want to use them. So, when your security system or alarm notifies you there is a problem, it can be intriguing. If you aren’t home, you have all of that panic without being able to assess the situation first-hand to decide.

The following tips will help you respond to your home monitoring system, rationally.

 Remain Calm

If you assume a break-in has taken place or is taking place, you can get so anxious that you make poor decisions. You don’t want to go rushing home and charge into your house to confront an intruder. If you believe there is a problem, contact people who can help you. When you go home, bring a friend. If you are driving when you get the alert or alarm, don’t panic. Pull over, and don’t continue driving until you feel settled. With Blink you will not only get a notification but also video to see what is going on.

Don’t Assume it’s a False Alarm

After you get through the first feelings of anxiety, you might check the alert and assume it was caused by an animal or a fault in the system. This is what most people do when the car alarm goes off. If there isn’t an obvious problem, it’s turned off and ignored. However, a person breaking into your home can be stealthier than one trying to open your car door. Ideally, you have video security like Blink, which will let you keep an eye on the area that triggered the alarm or alert until you are satisfied that there is not a real issue.

 Know the Proper Phone Numbers to Call

Of course, in the event of an active break-in, 999 is the obvious number to call. But if your system alerts you to a problem, and you don’t observe a burglary in process, you shouldn’t call an emergency number. In this instance, consider calling a neighbour or police non-emergency line (101). Someone can stop by your home, and check the doors and windows for signs of a break-in or attempted break-in. Be sure to have these phone numbers saved in your phone for such a situation, so you don’t have to waste time searching for them.

 A Blink wireless security system allows you to set up your own battery-operated system easily, and place the cameras where you think they will work best. When you get an alert, you will be able to watch the accompanying video and determine whether there is an intruder. Because operations are done entirely through the app, as soon as motion is detected, you are notified on your phone. You can switch on the cameras and continue watching live footage until you fully understand what is happening.

 If you are ready to purchase Blink wireless security cameras, visit our Product page. Remember, the most affordable home monitoring systems don’t require a contract.

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