Things to do when the alarm put you in a non-stop beeping situation!!
People often witness a non-stop beeping of alarm. Have you ever experienced the same? Does your alarm beep after every 30 seconds and won’t stop? Well, the non-stop alarm beeping is one of the annoying sounds that can drive you crazy. But it is just a symptom that warns you of the malfunctioning of the device.
The possible root cause of non-stop alarm beeping
Initially, if your alarm keeps buzzing then it is estimated that it could be due to the power outage or due to a low battery of the device. So, until it is fixed you shouldn’t be completely dependent on the system.
In other cases, it could be due to the inefficient working of the home alarm system or issues with the smoke detector device. However, both of these issues can be fixed with a few simple steps mentioned below. After all, you need the home alarm system in perfect condition, so that it is capable of warning you in the worst cases.
Moreover, if you have a digital panel attached to the alarm system, then you should try reading the message on the display panel; as most of these devices will report the cause to the homeowner through the display panel. However, if you still face issues then below is the list of initial things that you can do to ease the situation:
- Silence the alarm
If you face such an irritating issue, then you can try this method as it is feasible with most of the devices. You just need to arm the system with a valid code and disarm it immediately. However, if you don’t know the code, you can just disarm the security system with a single key on the device.
- Check for other possibilities via user manual
If you still face problems with buzzing then you can try to resolve it via the user manual of the device; as it is enriched with complete details of the device. You can also search and download the manual online by the brand name and model number.
Issues with the alarm systems
The following could be the possible issues with the alarm systems:
Check the batteries
Sometimes, the dead batteries are also the cause of this buzzing. In such cases, you can replace the batteries. You can also check the battery performance via battery tester, which can be easily purchased from a nearby hardware store or online.
If the batteries are in working condition, then the system might have AC power outage, as a result, the panel might not receive enough electricity to run the device. In such a case, you can examine if the unit is receiving power. You can also observe the issues related to the transformer, as the internal fuse sometimes breaks the circuit of the panel resulting in continuous alarm beeping.
You can use a voltmeter to check the breakage possibilities in wires; as it measures the electrical potential. You can do it if you are experienced, but, if you are not, then immediately contact the service provider for the same.
Replace the panel
If the batteries, power, and wires are working efficiently, then the last possibility could be the issues with the alarm system security panel. In such a situation your service provider will replace the whole panel, making it safer for you again!!
Even after trying everything mentioned above, if your alarm security system still beep then you should contact the service provider immediately to avoid any kind of unwanted incident.But, if you still need assistance with beeping fire or home alarm system, then you can contact us(Alarm Doctor) for the same. Our experienced staff will help you resolve the issue. Besides, we accurately understand your concern and will offer services as per your needs at an affordable cost! So, if you ever feel our need just contact us and we will try resolving your issues with monitoring systems, alarm beeping, and even CCTVs with knowledgeable technicians as soon as possible!!
A Beeping Alarm Indicates a Potential Problem with Your System!
If your keypad is making a noise that it doesn’t usually make, it’s emitting a high-pitched beeping sound or the alarm is going off for no apparent reason, your system needs a doctor!
What Does the Beeping Mean?
A beeping alarm keypad can be the consequence of a number of faults with your system; a technical difficulty in communicating with any connected third parties or monitoring services or; a warning about an aspect of your system needing maintenance or servicing.
All of this can be determined by one of our Alarm Doctors in a matter of minutes and, better yet, we can carry out any repairs, maintenance or replacements on the spot too. Our technicians always arrive fully equipped and ready to tackle any potential issues with your system, whether it’s a matter of re-connecting a loose cable, or having to reset, re-wire and re-install every element of the system (but don’t worry, that’s the worse-case scenario and a rare occurrence indeed!).
Can I Fix it Myself?
Most of the errors that will occur with your system will be traceable back to the owner’s manual. The troubleshooting section of each manual will have a list of specified errors, their causes and the recommended course of action.
If you can’t make sense of the error showing on the screen, or you’ve figured it out and you need a helping hand, we’re at your service.
The Error Says Something About Batteries
Looking for the screwdriver to pop a couple of AA batteries in the back? Unfortunately, it takes a lot more than a screwdriver and, fun fact, a pair of AA batteries would only power the system for 5 minutes or less… Depending on the system, that is!
All leading, modern alarm systems carry a back-up battery, for use in case of emergency power outages or if the electricity to the system gets cut by other means, like a crafty burglar. The battery itself can hold its charge for up to 8 hours (depending on the brand) but, due to their high output, need regular maintenance to function at their best.
Did you know that your insurance company might require you to have your back-up batteries serviced at least once a year, if you’re a homeowner, and twice a year if it’s a commercial property? Check in your agreement to make sure that you’re not losing out on the cover you need!
As such, if you see that your system is “complaining” about issues with its battery, then call us as soon as you can – if your back-up battery becomes faulty or stops working, your alarm system can be overcome by simply cutting the power to your house (or office), making it an easy target for potential burglars.
It Says Something About Ports / Connections / Auxiliaries
Each alarm system, across manufacturers, will have different terminology for their respective products and manuals, but if you can see an issue relating to some kind of wiring problem or something being disconnected, then take a closer look. If you can physically see any loose wires, then give them a push back into place and reset the system, but if anything has become disconnected and you can’t see which port to plug it back into, please do not guess, as this can have other consequences down the line, and make it more difficult to determine the problem should you eventually seek outside help.
… If you do, we’re here as your personal Alarm Doctors… and we’ve got the cure.
HOW DO I TURN IT OFF!?
Look in the owner’s manual to check for corresponding error messages in the “troubleshooting” section. If you can’t find anything in there, then call us! You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1300 23 00 23. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us by clicking here.
PLEASE DO NOT DISARM OR TURN OFF YOUR ALARM SYSTEM – Call us before you take the plunge. Depending on your set-up, by turning off the system you could be alerting the police or your monitoring company about a potential intrusion!
Alarms can be a tricky thing to deal with and, more often than not, when people try to “fix” their own alarm systems, they inadvertently cause another issues behind the scenes. If you don’t have a sound understanding of electronics and circuitry, we highly recommend that you call a professional.