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March 07, 2022

How To Reset Your Security System In Washington, DC

An important advantage of getting your home security system installed professionally is that you seldom have to concern yourself with it. Even so, there could be a couple situations when you have to reset your alarms in Washington, DC. If you’re utilizing a smart command hub, a reset typically takes a few minor tap of a button when you’ve experienced common events like false alarms and battery changes.

Consult Your Manual Before Trying to Reset Your Alarm Panel

A word to the wise before you try to reset your Washington, DC home security system, check your owner’s manual prior to proceeding. You wouldn’t want to undermine your property’s defense as a result of touching a button in error. In addition, your system might have changed if you moved from a number pad to a digital command hub. If there’s ever a time when you can't reset your system, don't worry as you can always reach out to the professionals.

Resetting Your Washington, DC Security System Because Of A False Alarm

Typically, a false alarm takes place as a result of an accidentally tripped sensor. You may engage the ADT Command touchscreen or bring up the ADT mobile app and tap the shield image and enter your security code to turn off the alarms when this occurs. You might 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 Washington, DC

If the power goes out because of high winds or other factors, you may start to hear a repeated, high-pitched beep from your control panel. This lets you know that the alarm is being powered by the secondary power source. To reset your equipment and halt the steady beeps, you need to deactivate and reactivate your system.

But please note, if you lose power for prolonged time frame, you may need a full system reset. Follow the instructions in the manual -- normally by submitting your PIN number and hitting the designated button twice -- and you should be running fine. You might keep hearing chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it’s possible it won’t end until your battery is fully charged. Reach out to your home security agent if you are still having issues with your ADT controls a day after power is restored.

Reset Your Home Security System After Replacing A Battery

On occasion you need to replace a battery in one of the devices in your security installation. In order to accomplish this, you will switch your system to Test Mode so you avoid triggering an alarm by accident. Once the battery is replaced, change the alarm from "Test Mode" and restore normal operations. If the command center fails to recognize the component or the battery icon stays on, you might have to perform a whole system reset.

Resetting Your Washington, DC Security System After Adding Or Deleting Someone

The addition and deletion of personal codes can be accomplished on your ADT Command interface and your ADT mobile app. You should never require a reset of your alarm when deleting or adding users. But you should note, if you move into a new house that already has an ADT security system, you need to call your security specialists at (202) 221-4066 to start a new plan. The installer will come out and switch out outdated parts, set up other components (if necessary), and perform a full reset.

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

Attempting to reset a home security system in Washington, DC can be frustrating if it fails to include understandable devices and controls. If you would like to find your easy-to-use home security system, call (202) 221-4066 or send in the form below. Our specialists are pleased to customize the right security system for your residence.