Decoding the Mystery: Troubleshooting Why Your Security Alarm Keeps Going Off

Having a security system for your home or business is a near necessity in today’s world. It provides a crucial layer of protection against potential threats and risks. A well-designed security system not only deters burglars and intruders but also offers peace of mind to occupants and owners. In addition to safeguarding valuable assets, it can help prevent accidents, monitor activities, and even reduce insurance costs. New and advanced models of security cameras can even search for smoke incase of a house fire that can alert home owners and save endless amounts of time and money in damages. Ultimately, investing in a reliable security system is an essential step towards ensuring the safety and security of your property and those within it.


If you ever find your security system beeping without an apparent reason, don’t panic. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Ensure there isn’t an emergency. 
    • The point of a security system is to alert you if there is something wrong. Check windows, doors, and surrounding perimeter to ensure that everyone and everything is safe.
  • Reset your security system by powering it off, waiting a few minutes, and powering it back on. 
    • Restarting your security system occasionally is essential to maintain its reliability and effectiveness. Over time, security systems can accumulate minor glitches, software bugs, or connectivity issues that may go unnoticed until they cause a significant problem. Restarting the system helps to clear these issues, refresh its software, and ensure all components are functioning correctly.
  • Check the display panel for any error messages or low battery indicators. 
    • If your system is not wired into your home or business, the alarm may be a simple battery change.
    • Losing connection to wifi may also be a reason for an alarm if your security system is attempting to upload surveillance footage to your online storage area. Resetting your security system or wifi router may fix this problem.
  • Ensure all doors, windows, and sensors are securely closed and properly aligned. 
    • Movement from a swinging door or a strong wind that opened a window may cause your system to alert you. Double check these key areas of your system’s set up.

3 Reasons Why You Should Schedule Electrical MaintenanceIf the issue persists, call Suburban Technology. We have 24/7 support and are able to help at any time for an emergency or we can schedule your system for maintenance. If you don’t have a security system but you’re interested in adding one, our technicians would be more than happy to help. Between our Electric and Technology Divisions we will be able to recommend a few options and get it installed on your property without breaking the bank. We want to keep you, your family, and your business safe. Reach out today!


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