A property owner may disarm alarm upon return home so that the system does not sound alert. However, alarm disarming can also take place when an intruder hacks your security system by intercepting a radio signal sent between a sensor and a control panel. Modern smart home security systems often have a glitch that also enables burglars to steal passwords to the security system. This puts thousands of families at risk of a break-in.
To prevent alarm disarming, it is advised to install alarms with anti-jamming features. However, that does not always help as burglars can beat those countermeasures. Therefore, it is recommended that homeowners get commercial alarms which are less likely to be compromised than home security systems.
How does alarm disarming work?
Alarms are your first line of defense against intruders and other dangers within an office environment, alerting you whenever an issue prevents itself. However, you might not want to have your alarms on guard at all times — you could end up with false alarms and unnecessary panic, leading to a kind of alarm fatigue. In order to prevent this, you can decide to disarm alarms, an action that prevents alarms in a certain area or an entire building from being reported to your system.
During peak business hours, alarms meant to deter intruders are likely going to be more of a hindrance than a benefit, especially if you already require multi-factor authentication at your access points. By disarming certain alarms during the day, you can prevent motion sensors and surveillance cameras from being triggered unnecessarily. While you should keep alarms for fires and other disasters prepared at all points, turning off your alarms at peak hours is an easy way to cut down on the amount of notifications you receive from your system.