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How to Test your Alarm

First Trust Alarm is committed to customer service and satisfaction and the best way to achieve this is working with you the customer to achieve complete satisfaction. 

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Yes, I am a monitored customer with First Trust Alarm central station
No, I am not a monitored customer with First Trust Alarm Central Station

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Test doors and window sensors only without siren
                                                                                                                                       

 

Monitored Customer Back to Top

  1. Pull out your passcard with your central station account number and phone number
  2. Call central station and tell them you are going to test your alarm and put the system on test.  They will be asking you for your password and please have it ready before you call the central station
  3. System has now been placed on test
  4. Close all your doors and windows in the house so you have a green ready light on your keypad.  Leave a couple of doors and windows unlocked so you can open from the outside
  5. Arm your system
  6. Leave house
  7. Wait between 3 to 5 minutes after you leave your house
  8. Open one or more of the unlocked doors or windows
  9. Allow siren to ring for 1 to 2 minutes
  10. Call central station to verify signals
  11. If your system did not work correctly or central station did not receive signals please call First Trust Alarm during regular business hours to schedule a service tech (831) 636-1470
  12. IMPORTANT make sure the testing procedure has been done correctly to avoid a non problem service fee

 

 

Non-Monitored CustomerBack to Top

  1. Close all your doors and windows in the house so you have a green ready light on your keypad.  Leave a couple of doors and windows unlocked so you can open from the outside
  2. Arm your system
  3. Leave house
  4. Wait between 3 to 5 minutes after you leave your house
  5. Open one or more of the unlocked windows
  6. Allow siren to ring for 1 to 2 minutes
  7. If system does not work correctly please call First Trust Alarm during regular business hours to schedule a service tech (831) 636-1470
  8. IMPORTANT make sure the testing procedure has been done correctly to avoid a non problem service fee

 

 

Testing Door and Window Sensors OnlyBack to Top

The best way to test door and window sensors are as follows:

  1. Close all doors and windows in your house
  2. Turn Chime on your keypad
    ( For help on how to turn on your chime go to the click here)
  3. Open your doors and windows one at a time and make sure you here the annunciation on the keypad
  4. After your complete check each door and window is shut and turn off your chime
  5. Your system is now ready to be armed

For more detailed testing of your system please consult User Manuals.