Mother nature can wreak havoc with security systems.
In the thick of Thursday morning's thunderstorm, Leon County deputies responded to 21 alarms in just three hours. That's almost as many as they get in an entire day.
Deputies are urging homeowners to be sure security companies have updated contact and key holder information, so deputies can quickly weed out the bogus calls from the real ones.
"What is so important is even though there's a good chance it may be storm related, there's a good chance it might be a burglar alarm," said LCSO spokesman Chris Chase.
Chase says false alarms put a strain on manpower and can divert deputies from real crimes.