False alarms can not only cause you embarrassment, but they also take police away from real emergencies. When your alarm is falsely triggered too many times, neighbors might ignore it in the event of an actual emergency, making your security system less credible. Some cities may fine you for false alarms, and some chronic false alarm offenders can be suspended from police response. It's estimated that some 70 percent of false alarms are caused by user error. To minimize the number of false alarms, make sure that anyone who has access to your home knows your code. You might need to make special arrangements for guests or repair technicians. Have your system checked regulary by your security company. Contact the company immediately if your system is malfunctioning. If you'd like more ideas on reducing the number of false alarms from your home security system, contact a security company in your area.