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How To Test Your High Water/Flood Alarm

As the warm weather is approaching, Alarm Systems/Falcon Security would like to remind you to test your high water/flood alarm to ensure the device is working properly.

There are usually two types of sensors and the testing procedure below would serve as general guidelines:

Float Style:
1

  1. Call the Central Monitoring Station and ask that your system be placed in “TEST” mode. Make sure you have your monitoring account number and password ready. You can find the contact phone number of our Central Monitoring Station here.
  2. Unplug your sump pump.
  3. Let your sump pump pit fill up with water and make sure your float moves up. This should trip the alarm and a signal will be sent to our Central Monitoring Station automatically. Alternatively, if your sump pump hole is dry, simply pull up gently on the float to trip the alarm.
  4. Wait one minute, then call the Central Monitoring Station to verify that the alarm signal was received.
  5. Once testing is done, plug your sump pump back in.

Contact Style
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  1. Call the Central Monitoring Station and ask that your system be placed in “TEST” mode. Make sure you have your monitoring account number and password ready. You can find the contact phone number of our Central Monitoring Station here.
  2. Pour a small amount of water on to the floor under the contact. This should trip the alarm and a signal will be sent to our Central Monitoring Station automatically.
  3. Wait one minute, then call the Central Monitoring Station to verify that the alarm signal was received.
  4. Once testing is done, unscrew the contact from the wall, dry the floor and contact well; re-attach the contact to the wall. (If the keypad continues to show an alarm or open zone, this means the contact is not properly dried.)

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