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when alarms are set off for no good reason/when there is a false alarm
mckinnc Local time: 21:35 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 922
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Explanation: see Eurodicautum
a spurious signal transmitted by a fire alarm system, caused by electrical or mechanical malfunctions, excessive heat from industrial processes, etc.
TERM accidental alarm
or Spurious warning (also Eurodicautum)
Explanation: Due to a malfunction of an equipment or certain other influencing conditions like moisture, heat, dust etc. it is possible that alarm can get actuated. It is not the alarm that should be actuated in case of overstepping or crossing a threshold limit set for the alarm in a system.
B SATISH India Local time: 02:05 PRO pts in pair: 29