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Why Your Burglar Alarm Is Beeping & How To Stop It

Date: 23 February 2023

You're just about to settle down on the sofa or slip under the warm duvet after a long day when it happens...

The burglar alarm is beeping again! Arrrgh!

You're not sure what it's trying to tell you but one thing is certain - you cannot put up with the annoyance, stress and worry any longer.

Find out the 3 most common reasons why your home alarm is beeping and what you can do about it!

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1. False activations

There are two main reasons for full blown false alarms.

  1. A blown fuse which triggers the alarm in your home
  2. The alarm system is faulty

If a fuse has blown, entering your code will usually settle it. Calling a professional in to double check your alarm system is working correctly is still advised.

On the other hand, if you're experiencing false alarms due to a faulty system, you need a new one. Most likely, you have a poor quality 'out of the box' burglar alarm that hasn't been fitted correctly by an accredited NSI or SSAIB approved installer. Therefore, it is not guaranteed to protect your home and family properly.

"Buy cheap, buy twice" - if you purchased a cheap system or attempted a DIY installation, we suggest contacting Blake's to take a look and offer a quote for a maintenance contract.

Saving a bit of cash on a cheap system seems like a good idea until it all goes wrong. False alarms are only the tip of the iceberg... If your cheap, poor quality alarm fails when your family need it most, your home could fall prey to a ruthless burglar.

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2. Intermittent beeps

When there's a mains failure, the alarm may beep quickly about once a minute. Check to see if a message appears on the keypad. Entering your code may resolve the issue, stopping the beep and clearing the display.

Intermittent beeping could also be due to a signal path failure in your wireless system. This means the issue lies somewhere within the telephone line or mobile phone network. To stop the beeping, enter a user code.

A battery fault is indicated by intermittent beeps as well. If the standby battery is low, contact your alarm company. A message may appear on the keypad noting a battery fault. Entering a valid user code into the keypad may disarm the system and stop the beeping.

But remember, once disarmed your system is not protecting your home... so get the experts in sooner rather than later!

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3. Not the burglar alarm at all...

If your smoke detectors are integrated with your security system, the beeping may not have anything to do with the alarm, but instead with the detector. A false fire alarm sound may occur from:

  • steam or cooking fumes
  • an incorrect sensor
  • a build-up of dust in the smoke detector

Irregular beeps approximately one minute apart can also indicate:

  • a low battery
  • an issue of indirect battery contact with the terminals
  • a detector nearing the end of its lifetime

Your smoke detectors should be tested weekly and replaced every eight years.

For complete protection, you need maintenance!

Just like your car that needs an MOT or your smartphone that needs a software update... your home alarm system needs TLC.

If you want your home alarm to serve as a sensible investment that protects your home and family for years to come, it needs to be maintained by a certified professional... like Blake's.

We can offer you a quote for a maintenance contract with us - and we can even take over your alarm system from an existing supplier if you are unhappy with their service. Leave it to us!

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