Power Cuts Can Cause Unwanted Activations For Your Intruder Alarms.
A correctly serviced alarm system should run on battery for 8-12 hours plus.
If your unserviced system is effected by a power cut, your external siren will probably activate. You won’t be able to stop the siren from sounding.
The good news is the sounder should have a timer which will stop the noise after 15-20 mins with no power. (Some really old sounders don’t have a timer though!)
The bad news is, if the power comes back on & off again all night, your 15-20min timer will keep kicking in and you & your neighbours won’t be getting much sleep!!
When the power comes back on, your internal sounders will probably also activate, simply enter your user code, present a prox tag or use the button on your radio fob (whichever applies) to silence this.
We are on call 24hrs a day so give us a call if you need us but bare in mind, if you have no power there’s not a lot that can be done until the power comes back on apart from disconnection of the siren within the external sounder.
Stay safe and remember, if you have an alarm system, even if it’s not one of ours, we can help Call us on 01255423345 any time day or night.