Sub-User Codes: Another Way to Prevent False Alarms

As our Delaware security company has told you before, false alarms should be avoided at all costs. Cities will charge residents for false alarm activations, because they use up police resources. You may get one or two “freebies” from your city, but after that, you will most likely get a big, fat bill in the mail if your alarm is mistakenly triggered too many times. In fact, some police departments will stop responding to an alarm that has is known for false activations.

Another Way to Prevent False Alarms

As a homeowner or business owner, you should do everything in your power to prevent false alarms from happening. One way you can do this is to program sub-user alarm codes for people who are routine visitors to your property. This will ensure that you can change your own code as you see fit, but their code will be a separate one that they can memorize.

On a Honeywell alarm, sub-user codes can be set by going to the master programming section and clicking More>Tools. Then, enter your master code (your main alarm code), and go to Users. Click Add New, and wait for the default user number to pop up (on the Honeywell L5100, the default is often a two digit number like “06”). Click on the default number, and rename it. Hit Clear, then type in the name of the sub-user you are assigning a code to (“Mom,” “Babysitter,” “Employee 1,” etc.). Then click Done>User Code. It will bring up the numeric keypad, and when it does, you can type in a new user code for your new sub-user. Click Done>Save. Then, go back to your home screen and give it a test run.

If you would prefer a quick phone tutorial for programming sub-user alarm codes, our Delaware security technicians can help. Contact B Safe Security to request assistance; we will be glad to assist you.