Smoke detector tests

I’ve noticed that if I hit the test button on my fire alarm (either purposefully or accidentally holding the silence button more than 1 second trying to silence low battery chirp), the whole system goes off as though it’s a real fire. Is the system
supposed to react like that with just a test or silence button?

My town requires the trucks to roll even with false alarms, so it’s a bit over the top to accidentally trigger a test, have the central station call, verify it’s a false alarm, and still get a knock at the door!

Yes, it is supposed to behave that way pressing the test button.

When testing components of your system you can place your account on test mode so that signals go through but operators will not act on them.

You can place your account on test mode at any time in the System Manager here under the Test my System tab.