Monday, January 17, 2011

What do you do?

When we first moved into this house we had a security system installed by a reputable, well known company. Other than having guests who locked us out so that we tripped the alarm trying to get back in, we've not had any problems.

Until today.

Today for no reason the alarm box began dinging every minute or so.

Which we found mildly annoying.

So we did the only sensible thing and tried calling the company to find out what to do.

We used the number conveniently printed on the front of the alarm box.

It's the wrong number.

That was more than mildly annoying.
Who prints the wrong number on their own product?
Maybe a company who'd prefer you don't call them?

Now you're probably thinking, "Just look up the number. Or call information."

And I would say, "Ha! Both are easier said than done."

The phone book is organized in a way that we have not yet figured out (nor has anyone we've talked to, including friends and neighbors). If I were a conspiracy theorist, I'd have a field day with this...

But back to the problem at hand. There is also no such thing as 'information' to call.

So I ask again, "What do you do?"

I had the brilliant idea of setting the alarm as if we were going somewhere, and then punching in the code to turn it off.

What do you know, it worked!

So that's what you do when your alarm starts dinging and the number on the alarm box is for another business altogether.

The End


sara said...

oh my word! I have never heard of a company printing the wrong number on their product!!!

The Bug said...

Oh that's just bad - maybe they're out of business now. I'm glad you figured it out.

rita said...

You outsmart everybody!

Mari said...

That is pretty annoying! You are brilliant though.
PS - I love the new background here.

Lhoyt said...

I assume the police did not come, that the alarm is only a noise to scare robbers off? What if they figure that out?

Oldfangled said...

Oh goodness. Good thing you're a smarty.