Cold Causes False Alarms

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When the weather gets to extremely cold temperatures, alarms can be set off.

The Minot Police Department says that recently they have responded to mulitple false fire and burglary alarms.

There is two types of alarms that people have which are wireless and wired ones.

The wireless ones are more sustained for the weather here, but once temperatures get below four degrees, the battery life dies quicker.

“So with the cold weather I mean you can have you know the metal expanding and contracting and sometime that can cause enough break in that contact to set off an alarm,” said Jason Feller, Bitz PC Retail Sales and Service Manager.

Feller recommends that when the temperatures are that cold to switch out your batteries at least once a month.

To be extra safe, he says doing every two weeks is a good idea.

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