How to Manage Your Home Alarm Sensors


For nearly 50 years, Scott Alarm has designed custom home security systems for Jacksonville families. With sensors and cameras strategically installed throughout the home, our systems are designed to meet your family’s lifestyle and security needs. Yet even the best home security system may occasionally need some tweaking to work optimally for your family.

While there are some steps you can take to adjust sensors yourself, substantial changes are best left to the experts. Scott Alarm is always here to answer any questions or dispatch a technician to assist with your in-home needs. And, of course, we’ll teach you all about your sensors during your system installation.

Bypass Sensors and Zones

Modern home security systems are designed to adjust alongside your family’s needs. Whether your kids are spending more time at home alone, or you just want the sliding door open for family fun, you may not need every sensor in the house engaged at all times. Rather than permanently compromising your home’s security by removing or turning off a sensor, you can temporarily disable it.

From your Simon XT security panel, you can remotely bypass specific sensors by pressing the BYPASS button and selecting a zone or sensor to leave open. Just like setting Away and Stay modes, users can easily disarm and arm sensors as needed. Once you finish working outdoors or enjoying the summer weather, simply hit BYPASS again and arm the correct zone or sensor.

Call in the Pros

If you’re looking to make more comprehensive or long-term changes to your home’s security sensors, resist the urge to try to relocate them yourself. Major changes to your system can adversely impact your home’s security. Many sensors are tamper-resistant, and attempting to move hardwired sensors may result in costly repair issues. Your best course of action is to call Scott Alarm for help.

Whether you recently moved into a new home with an existing security system, or want to reassess your sensor arrangement, we’re here to help.

Contact Scott Alarm today for a consultation from one of our local experts.