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December 17, 2021

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

A residential security package is intended to safeguard your family. But what actually transpires when your home security alarms go off in Bellingham? What actions should you take to help make sure you and your loved ones are taken care of?

The first thing to do is to remain calm. You should understand that your around-the-clock monitoring experts are always standing by to assist. Then follow these steps to be ready for any crisis at your property.

Our Committed Professionals Help You Stay Safe

A 24-7 monitoring specialist is immediately alerted when your Bellingham home security alarms go off. When an agent is alerted, they will reach out to you as quickly as possible to determine what triggered your home’s defense. Your alarm can activate for several different reasons, including:

  • Burglary

  • Flames or smoke from a fire

  • Flooding

  • Alarm tripped by accident

In circumstances when a device was tripped accidentally—like not recalling that your sensors are armed when you unlatch a window or door— a representative will call to figure out if help is needed. Provide your passcode, and they'll 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 function as your proxy when you are not on site. Your monitoring team also can let first responders know which security device was set off, helping them prepare for a potentially life-threatening situation. Your monitoring professional will maintain a connection with you to help you stay composed and instruct you on what you should do.

Here’s What You Should Do if Your Alarm Goes Off In Bellingham

Waking up in the wee hours of the morning to a security warning going off can be incredibly scary—even moreso if you don’t know why it’s happening. The most beneficial thing you can do is remain calm and take the following actions:

  • First, find a safe location. Gather all members of your family including pets in an expeditious manner and relocate to a secure room at your property or depart the home if needed. It's a natural response to confront the emergency on your own, but this can be incredibly dangerous. As an alternative, concentrate on keeping you and your family members protected and let the professionals handle the issue.

  • As a second step, use the mobile security application to keep connected with your monitoring team. They'll notify emergency professionals who will be in transit to your property in a flash.

  • Lastly, keep in constant communication with your monitoring team and emergency professionals. You can get conferenced in, so all parties are speaking on the same line. On the other hand, if it’s not possible to be in direct contact with authorities, you can still receive updates by text message. Even if your dealing with a false alarm, it's smart to keep adequately communicating with everyone involved so you will be ready should a legitimate crisis occur.

Get Protection For Any Emergency in Bellingham with Secure24 Alarm Systems

From fires to break-ins, Secure24 Alarm Systems ensures your loved ones and property are secured. With around-the-clock monitoring, home automation, and safety alarms, your residence will become the secure environment you’ve always wanted. Create your ideal home security plan by completing the form below or reach out to (360) 205-2750 to get started.