The need for quality sensors is growing, much more in home security automation. And when it comes down to how best to protect your home or business from intrusion, there’s no amount of “backup” live monitoring or equipment that’s “too much”. In fact, you’ll want to get all the protection you can get — if you’re like us — and from people you can trust! That’s Protect America, and we’ve been in the business for almost 30 years. So you’ll want to take our advice at face value, especially when we say, “You need to test, test, and test some more!”

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3!

  • Make a quick call to the monitoring facility.
  • Trip each sensor carefully, one at a time.
  • Clear the alarm’s history.


Make a quick call to the monitoring facility.

The number is (877) 274-0604. Have your account placed in “Test Mode”; this is to ensure “false alarms” don’t accidentally alert the authorities. Always give the operator in charge the main phone number that has been listed on your account during setup. Keep your central station passcode handy at all times. Select the option that sounds something to this effect: “I wish to test the system now.”

A 30-minute test period is ideal, to this effect, and should be all the time you need. You can always choose a longer timeframe, if needed. When done, disconnect with the operator and voluntarily opt in for a survey on your experience and satisfaction; this last little step will help the team know how better to assist you in future calls.

Trip each sensor carefully, one at a time.

Write down, specifically, which sensor has been tripped, after you’ve tripped it. Take internal notes, and set up email or phone notifications throughout the process. That way, you’ll stay in the loop with what’s really going on here, at all times!

Check this out for further great reading on the matter:

The resolution of a sensor is the smallest change it can detect in the quantity that it is measuring. The resolution of a sensor with a digital output is usually the resolution of the digital output. The resolution is related to the precision with which the measurement is made, but they are not the same thing. A sensor’s accuracy may be considerably worse than its resolution. (source:

Clear the alarm’s history.

The panel alarm history can get quite full in storing numerous amounts of data. But thankfully, you may also clear it up for some free space quite easily. All you need to do is select “Status”, followed by “Disarm”, and then press “Status” once more. If working with the touchscreen version, simply push down on the gear tab on the screen’s bottom right-hand corner. Finally, select “Clear”, which is right by “Panel Status”.


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