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Jan 10, 2017 | DIY, Home Security

Minimize False Alarms For Pet Owners

Many times, alarm systems are set off by one of your most beloved family members – your pets. Depending on the size and friskiness of the pet, pets can set off motion alarms just by getting a little too excited while indoors. When you have pets, it’s best to continue upgrading to modern security systems. Different systems provide different types of alarms, which can help reduce false alarms triggered by pets. Here are a few key tips to minimize false alarms for pet owners.

How Motion Sensors Work

Basic sensors are set off by any movement past them. More advanced home security system sensors can monitor the size of the person or animal that enters a room so that it can accurately set off an alarm when someone who is considered an intruder comes in. This allows your pet to move freely without constantly setting off alarms when no one is home.

Minimizing False Alarms For Pet Owners

LivSecure proudly provides pet immune motion sensors. Pet immune motion sensors work to detect your pets moving throughout your home, so you’ll always be aware of where your pet is located. There is also selectable sensitivity for pets that weigh between 40 and 80 pounds. Pet immune motion sensors can also be set to disregard one large pet, or several small pets.

Tips For Placing Motion Sensors With Pets

The best advice for placing motion sensors throughout your home is to make sure they are elevated at least 4 feet off the ground. This keeps the sensors well above most pets’ reach and will usually keep your pets from setting off the motion detector alarm. However, it still allows for anyone who is a full-size adult to be spotted.

If you have pets, you want to make sure that your motion detector system is not always being set off by false alarms. It only adds stress to your life and your pet’s life. Many municipalities will fine you (sometimes up to $200) for multiple false alarm instances that require police dispatch. Make sure you install a system that can account for your pets and give them the chance to enjoy the security of your home as much as you do.

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