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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Home Security System In Dothan

One perk of getting your security system hooked up by professionals is that you hardly ever find a reason to make major adjustments to it. With that being said, there could be times when you have to reset your alarms in Dothan. If you’re utilizing a smart command interface, your system reset typically takes a few minor tap of a button following common events like false alarms and battery changes.

Read The Manual Before Attempting An Alarm Reset

Here’s a simple yet valuable tip before you start resetting your Dothan home security system, consult your owner’s manual prior to proceeding. You wouldn’t want to undermine your property’s defense due to pressing the wrong button. In addition, control panels might change if you upgraded from a number pad to a modernized touchscreen interface. And if you can't reset your system, don't be reluctant to reach out to the professionals.

Resetting Your Dothan Home Security System After A False Alarm

Usually, a false alarm happens as a result of a sensor that was tripped by accident. You can utilize the ADT Command touchscreen or open your ADT security app and tap the shield icon and type in your security code to turn off the system in these situations. You might be contacted by your security monitoring team, but just let them know you experienced a false alarm.

Resetting Your Alarm After A Power Outage In Dothan

When you lose power due to a storm or other event, you may begin hearing a steady beep from your central command hub. That indicates that the alarm is running off the secondary power source. To reset your equipment and halt the steady beeps, you must deactivate and reactivate your system.

However, if your power outage lasts for prolonged time frame, you may need a complete system reset. Pay careful attention to the instructions in the manual -- typically by putting in your unique passcode and tapping the off button twice -- and you should be back in business. You could still hear the auxiliary power beeping, as it’s possible it won’t cease until the battery charges entirely. Contact your security technician if you are still having issues with your ADT equipment a day after power is restored.

When You Need To Reset Your Home Security System After Switching Out A Battery

Occasionally you will have to change a battery in one of your home security components. To do this, you want to set your home’s defense to "Test Mode" so you don't trigger a false alarm. After the you replace the old battery, remove the system from "Test Mode" and resume normal operations. If the control panel is unable to notice the component or the battery indicator is still on, you could need a total reset of the system.

Tips to Reset Your Dothan Security System When Adding Or Removing A User

The addition and deletion of people can be accomplished on your ADT Command interface and your ADT mobile app. You won’t have to perform a reset of your alarm following the addition or deletion of codes. But you should note, if you move into a new house with an existing ADT security system, you need to call your residential security experts at (334) 219-8334 to set up a new plan. The installation tech will go on site to switch out components, place more components (if needed), and do a factory reset.

An Easy-To-Use Security System Is The Right Choice

Resetting a home security system in Dothan will likely be a challenge if it doesn’t have clear instructions and features. If the time has come to find your easy-to-use home security system, call (334) 219-8334 or send in the form below. We’ll be pleased to help customize the ideal security system for your needs.