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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Home Security System In Ann Arbor

An important advantage of having your home security installed professionally is that you rarely find a reason to concern yourself with it. With that being said, there could be a couple situations where you must reset your alarms in Ann Arbor. If you use a smart command hub, resetting typically takes a couple button tap following common events like false alarms and battery changes.

Consult Your Instruction Manual Before Attempting An Alarm Reset

A word to the wise before you try to reset your Ann Arbor home security system, consult your owner’s manual prior to proceeding. You’ll never want to undermine your property’s defense due to pressing a button in error. Additionally, control panels could be different if you moved from a numbered keypad to a modernized touchscreen interface. Keep in mind that if you’re struggling to reset your system, don't be reluctant to reach out to your trusted security specialists.

Resetting Your Ann Arbor Security System Because Of A False Alarm

Usually, a false alarm happens due to the accidental tripping of a sensor. You are able to use the control panel or open your ADT security app and hit the shield image and type in your credentials to turn off the system in these situations. You may get a call from your 24-hour monitoring specialists, but just let them know it was a false alarm.

How To Reset Your Alarm After A Power Outage In Ann Arbor

When you lose power from a storm or other event, you could start to hear a beeping sound from your control panel. This lets you know that the alarm is running off the backup battery. To reset the alarm and stop the beeping, you should disarm/rearm the system.

But please note, if power is out for an extended time, you might need a full system reset. Heed the instructions in the instruction manual -- normally by entering your PIN number and tapping the designated button twice -- and you should be back in business. You might still hear chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it might not end until your battery is fully charged. Contact your home security specialists if you keep having problems with your ADT equipment a day after power is restored.

How To Reset Your Home Security System After Replacing A Battery

There will be infrequent times when you need to switch out a battery powering one of your home security components. When this needs to be done, you want to change your alarm system to "Test Mode" so you avoid triggering a false alarm. When the new battery is put in place, change the alarm panel out of test mode and revert back to normal operations. If the command center fails to notice the device or the battery indicator stays on, you may need a whole system reset.

Reset Your Ann Arbor Security System After Adding Or Deleting A Code

The addition and deletion of users can be accomplished on your ADT Command hub and your ADT smartphone app. You should never require a reset of your alarm after adding or removing users. However, if you relocate to a new house with an existing ADT alarm system, you'll want to call your home security professional at (734) 224-3173 to set up a new service. The installer will come out and replace outdated parts, set up other devices (if necessary), and do a factory reset.

A Well-Designed Security System Is Only A Call Away

Attempting to reset a home security system in Ann Arbor is frustrating if it fails to include understandable equipment and instructions. If you’re ready to get your easy-to-use home protection system, contact (734) 224-3173 or submit the form below. Our team is pleased to customize the right security system for your residence.