Test your alarm regularly

Test your alarm regularly, once a week if possible. Make sure your armed response service provider receives closing, opening, alarm and panic signals. Confirm it telephonically. Have the alarm set up that you can use it at night with the “stay function”.
Test your panic buttons. Test your electric fence and beams on a regular basis. Teach your kids and domestic where the panic buttons are, when and how to use them.
Inform your response company in writing that when they receive a panic signal between 20:00 and 06:00 they should not phone, but respond immediately. Its quite difficult to answer your phone while trying to protect your family from intruders.
When the armed response company dont have access to your premises, make sure you have a designated key holder with contact details registered on their system.