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December 17, 2021

What Happens When Your Home Security Alarms Go Off In Gulfport?

A security system should safeguard your family. But what occurs when your home security alarms go off in Gulfport? What actions should you take to help make sure you and your family are taken care of?

The first thing to do is to remain calm. Remember that your around-the-clock monitoring experts have you covered. Then follow these steps to be fully equipped to handle any urgent situation.

Our 24-Hour Specialists Are Focused On Your Safety

A 24-hour monitoring agent is instantly notified when your Gulfport home security alarms go off. When a representative is notified, they will contact you as quickly as possible to figure out what triggered the alarm. Your system can activate for several different reasons, including:

  • Burglary

  • Smoke

  • Water infiltration

  • Accidentally setting off alarm

In circumstances when a device was accidentally triggered—like forgetting that the motion sensors are switched on when you unlatch a window or door— a representative will reach out to figure out if you need help. Supply them with your proper code, and they can cancel the alarm.

In the event there is a legitimate crisis, your monitoring team member will dispatch emergency personnel, including law enforcement, firefighters, and medical professionals, to your home. They also have the ability to serve as a contact point if nobody is home. Your dedicated monitoring staff also can apprise emergency services on which component was triggered, increasing their preparedness for what could be a hazardous environment. Then the agent will stay on the line with you to help you stay calm and instruct you on what to do next.

Steps to Take if Your Alarm Goes Off In Gulfport

Waking up in the wee hours of the morning to an alarm blaring can be understandably frightening—especially if you don’t know why it’s going off. The most important thing you should do is stay as calm as possible and follow these steps:

  • First, get somewhere safe. Collect your family and pets as quickly as possible and relocate to a secure room within your residence or exit as quickly as possible. It's a natural response to feel like you need to deal with the problem on your own, but this may put you and your family at greater risk. Instead, concentrate on keeping you and your family members protected and let the trained personnel handle the problem.

  • Second, utilize your smartphone’s convenient security app to stay connected with your monitoring team. They'll dispatch responders who will be in transit to your home within minutes.

  • Lastly, keep a persistent line of communication with your monitoring specialists and first responders. You have the ability to be patched through, so representatives of each team are sharing information. Or, if you’re not able to speak directly to authorities, you’re still able to obtain updates by text message. Even if it’s only a false alarm, it's a good idea to thoroughly communicate with everyone involved so you know what to do should an actual problem occur.

Defend Against All Types of Emergencies in Gulfport with Secure24 Alarm Systems

From false alarms to actual emergencies, Secure24 Alarm Systems works hard to make sure you and your family are completely protected. With 24/7 monitoring, smart locking systems, and entry-point sensors, your property will turn into the secure environment you intended it to be. Customize the perfect home security package by completing the form below or call (228) 220-2891 to speak with a member of our team.