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How to Sneak Out Without Setting Off Your Vivint Alarm System

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If you’re looking for a way to sneak out without setting off your Vivint alarm system, then this blog post is for you. We’ll show you how to disable the system and make a clean getaway.

Preparation

Sneaking out of your home without setting off your Vivint alarm system requires some preparation. This includes knowing how the system works and what steps you need to take to get out of the house without setting it off. To start, it is important to know that the Vivint system is comprised of components such as sensors, control panels, and various other accessories. Additionally, understanding the basics of the Vivint security system, including the process of arming and disarming the system, is essential.

Make sure your family is asleep

Before you make any attempt to sneak out, you should make sure that everyone in the household is asleep. Try to time your sneaking out after everyone has gone to bed, so you will not be seen or confronted by a family member. If possible try your best to be noiseless and avoid waking anyone up while leaving the house. Additionally, if there are pets in the house, try to keep them quiet as some may bark and alert others of your presence.

Prepare an excuse for why you are leaving

When planning out your escape, it’s important to come up with an excuse that you can use to explain your departure. Take time to think of a plausible reason why you need to leave and have backup just in case you are asked additional questions. For parents or guardians particularly, it is best not to lie but instead prepare an honest explanation for your departure so that you do not fall into unnecessary trouble upon returning home. It may also be beneficial come up with an approximate time for when you will return so that you do not worry about being tracked down. Remember – whatever excuse or explanation is used should be realistic and believable.

Make sure you have your keys and any other necessary items

When you’re sneaking out of your house, it’s important to make sure you have all the items you need before going. This includes any car keys, wallet, money and other essential items that you might need when out. Going back inside to retrieve any forgotten item will alert your Vivint alarm system and potentially cause issues when trying to leave the house. Another thing to remember is that if a window or door isn’t shut properly while the alarm is enabled, an audible alert will sound when trying to trigger the sensors. It’s important to check that all doors and windows are secure and closed prior to leaving.

Disabling the System

Vivint alarm systems make use of a variety of sensors and techniques to ensure the safety of your home, but if you need to sneak out without setting off the alarm, you can temporarily disable it. Below, we will take a look at the steps necessary to successfully disable your Vivint alarm system make.

Access the Vivint app on your phone

Knowledge of the Vivint alarm system is key to disabling it without setting off an alarm. You’ll need to have access to your Vivint app and have the user access code. Start by logging into the app and accessing the home security page. Select “system control” at the top of the page and use your user access code to disable any sensors you don’t want activated during your trip out. It’s worth noting that even after you disable a particular device, such as a window or door contact, it will still be armed when you’re away from your home.

Turn off the alarm system

To disable a Vivint alarm system, first use the Vivint app to securely enter your home, or use your security code on your control panel. Then locate the small switch next to the keypad or control panel to switch off (or disarm) the system. You will hear a single beep or a series of beeps, one at a time while the system is disarmed. Be sure to wait until the all of the beeps have completed before leaving the premises, as it may take up to 15 seconds for all of the components in your system to shut down. It is important that you give enough time for all alarms and response systems to be properly disabled otherwise an alarm may still go off when you open or close a door or window. If any component remains activated after you have tried disarming it, contact customer service immediately for help troubleshooting.

Select the “Stay” mode

When it’s time to sneak out without setting off your Vivint alarm system, the first step is to select the “Stay” mode. By doing this, you are telling the system that while you are away, there are still people in the house who can respond to any potential alarms (think family members, roommates, etc.).

The “Stay” mode is ideal for when you’re leaving for a short period of time and don’t want a full-fledged arming of the system. This mode won’t turn on all of your security devices that would be equipped during full arm – like window and door sensors or motion detectors – so remember to use this feature wisely.

To activate stay mode on your Vivint system:
-Go to the home screen on your touchscreen control panel or app and click/press “Stay Mode/Home Mode.”
-You can also press and hold down the Stay button (labeled “Stsy/Chime”) located at the top of your panel for about three seconds.
-This will trigger an audible sound which indicates that you have successfully enabled Stay mode. Now you can leave without worrying about triggering an alarm.
-When people enter or exit through active door/window contact sensors while in Stay mode they will trigger a chime but not set off an alarm call to police unless other sensors such as motion detectors or glass break detectors detect something suspicious at home too.

Exiting the House

When you’re trying to sneak out without setting off your Vivint alarm system, the key is to take careful steps and be mindful of the alarm’s motion sensors. Your main focus should be on exiting the house without tripping the motion sensors, as that will set off the alarm. You’ll also want to consider the way you open doors and windows, as well as how you move around the house. In this section, we’ll explore all these things and more when it comes to exiting the house without setting off a Vivint alarm system.

Move quietly and quickly

When attempting to exit the house without setting off the alarm system, it is important to move quickly and quietly. In addition to moving fast, it is helpful to keep noise at a minimum by avoiding loud footfalls and by closing doors slowly or using doorstops. Pay attention to light switches, vents, and other potential sources of noise as you make your way out of the house.

Although windows may be an attractive option due to their usefulness in escaping undetected, they are usually too noisy when opened or closed. Therefore, if possible, use an internal door that you can unlock with a key or access code. Try to locate the control pad for the security system before attempting to exit so that you’re not taken by surprise if your exit triggers the alarm system. Many systems provide a way of deactivating their sensors temporarily while still providing full protection when you need it – make sure you understand how this feature works so that you know what alarms will sound if triggered during your exit.

Finally, be sure not to forget any essentials such as keys, ID cards or clothing – these can set off motion detectors that are connected with the security system if time is wasted searching for them once outside!

Open the door slowly

When exiting the house, care must be taken to ensure the Vivint alarm system does not detect any movement or sound that could trigger an unwanted response. One way to lessen your chances of triggering a false alarm is by slowly opening and closing your exit door. It’s important to use caution when trying to open a door quietly, as jerking or pushing it too hard can cause some noise and alert the system. When slowly opening the door, be sure to apply light force in order to avoid any sort of loud clicks that might alert your family or neighbors. Additionally, look for any signs of security systems on the door such as crowbars placed across it; these are indicators that do not bode well with the alarm system and will likely set off sirens if disturbed during a break-out attempt. Once you have cautiously opened the door, check for motion sensors at eye level; scanning yourself with their lasers could set off an alarm so precaution is key here! If you’re able to reach this point without setting off any alarms, then you’re safe to exit your home unnoticed!

Close the door behind you

When you are attempting to leave the house without setting off the alarm, it is important to make sure that you close the door behind you carefully. Shut the door slowly and noiselessly without clicking it shut. This will minimize any chance of you tripping the alarm by throwing a contact switch or otherwise alerting your Vivint security system. If possible, try to catch the door so that it gestures open and then closes soundlessly behind you. Additionally, in some instances, placing a towel or blanket between the door and frame can help reduce any noise that may be caused by closing the door as well.

After You Leave

Once you’ve successfully snuck out of your home, it’s important to remember a few key steps to ensure your Vivint Alarm System remains active and you don’t set off any false alarms. Here are some steps to take after you leave in order to guarantee your alarm system remains functioning correctly and your parents don’t catch on to your scheme.

Turn the alarm system back on

Once you’ve left the premises, it’s important to make sure you turn the alarm system back on. This can be done remotely from your smartphone, or manually by entering your Vivint smart home code. Once activated, the system will immediately begin searching for signs of intrusion.

When reconnecting to your Vivint alarm system, you’ll want to consult your user manual for further directions on how to activate it properly. If you come across any issues while trying to reactivate or reconnect with the alarm system, be sure to reference the FAQs in your user manual or contact Vivint customer support directly for assistance.

Check that the door is locked

Before you leave, it’s important to verify that the door is securely locked. Depending on the type of door lock you have installed, this could involve turning a key or pressing down on a thumb-latch and then deadbolt. If you have a Vivint Smart Home Alarm System installed, it can’t detect if the door is locked or not; only when the door may be opened or closed. Therefore, it is important to take extra measures to prevent an intruder from entering while your alarm system is active. Once you’re sure that your door is secure, you may proceed with activating your alarm system.

Get to your destination safely

Getting to your destination safely is the most important part of sneaking out without setting off your Vivint alarm system. Before you leave, make sure you have the route to your destination mapped out and all the necessary supplies for safe travel, like a GPS-enabled tracking device, phone charger, and vehicle emergency kit. You should also ensure that you have enough gas and snacks for your journey, in case you become lost or stranded along the way.

If possible, it’s always smart to bring someone with you on your secret outing – having a friend or family member with whom to share the adventure can make it more enjoyable and safer. Make sure everyone involved understands that they need to keep a low profile so as not to attract attention or draw suspicion from Vivint alarm professionals or anyone else who might be monitoring movement in the area. Keep in mind that even if you manage to remain undetected by people and security systems outside of your home, it is essential that all door and window contacts remain closed and locked so as not set off an alarm from within your own residence.

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