You should test your alarm system at least once a month if you are using it regularly. If you only use it when you are away from the house for extended periods, always test your alarm before activating the alarm. We also highly recommend 24/7 Alarm Monitoring so that you stay on the right side of your neighbours! Some systems will have a walk test feature, you can check your user manual for info. Regularly checking your alarm ensures it will work properly in case of an actual emergency. If your Alarm is monitored, ensuring that your Alarm is communicating is the main concern. If we monitor your alarm there is no need to worry as we will alert you if there are any issues with your alarm. You can also request a free monthly monitoring report with all our monitoring packages, this will give you details of your alarm activity.