Make it stop, make it stop MAKE IT STOP!
June 5, 2006 4:50 AM Subscribe
All night long, the alarm and/or smoke detectors in our house kept going off. Why?
posted by Lokheed to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We live in a pertty average, less than four year old two story house. It has a pre-wired alarm system which we never arm, and the smoke detectors are all wired into that system. When the battery begins to run low on a smoke detector it will start to chirp periodically, just a single chirp loud enough to be noticed but not loud enough to wake you up. This is not what happened last night.
Starting at 2am, the smoke detector alarms started going off randomly. They would blare three to six (or occasionally nine) times, cascading through the entire house, and then stop. It might happen again in five minutes, or go for nearly an hour without a peep. There was no smoke to cause them to go off. I double-checked the alarm system and it was definitely not armed. Regardless, I checked all of the alarmed entry points and they were all closed. There is one motion detector, and it was also not armed (and walking around that room did not trigger anything anyway).
I have had perhaps three hours of sleep and I am a mess. My wife is in equally bad shape. I have no idea where to look next. The last alarm was forty three minutes ago.