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Have you tested your security system recently?

Your security system is meant to protect your home or business and give you peace of mind.

It is only able to do so if it is working properly. Test your security system monthly to avoid a system problem when you need it most.

Use these steps to test your security system:

  1. Call your monitoring center and ask them to place your system on test.

  2. Arm your system as if you were leaving.

  3. After the delay or exiting time has expired, open and close all doors that are monitored.

  4. Test or check all devices and sensors that are monitored.

  5. Disarm your system as you normally do.

  6. Call your monitoring center and ask them to verify they received your alarm signals. If all the devices activated correctly, the monitoring center will have record of it.

Additional testing is recommended after you have maintenance or renovations done to your home or business and if you have a change in your phone or internet service provider. It is important to be sure all the connections and sensors are still working properly.

Testing your security system can seem like a time-consuming task but knowing you can trust it is worth the effort. To help, a collection of sensor-testing videos and PDFs can be found on the WH Security website.

If you have any questions, please contact our technical support team at 763.477.3664 or visit our website at