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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Charlottesville System

One perk of having your security system hooked up by professionals is that you rarely have to concern yourself with it. Even so, there will likely be a couple situations where you have to reset your alarms in Charlottesville. When using the ADT Command interface, resetting normally takes a few minor taps of the touchscreen after common events like false alarms and battery changes.

Read The Owner’s Manual Before Resetting Your Alarm

A word to the wise before you start resetting your Charlottesville home security system, consult your manual ahead of time. You don't want to undermine your system because you hit the wrong button. Additionally, your system might have changed if you upgraded from a numbered keypad to a modernized touchscreen interface. If there’s ever a time when you’re unable to figure out how to reset your system, don't hesitate to reach out to the professionals.

Resetting Your Charlottesville Home Security System After A False Alarm

Generally, a false alarm happens due to an accidentally tripped sensor. You can utilize the control panel or open your ADT smartphone app and hit the shield option and enter your security code to deactivate the alarms when this occurs. You could be contacted by your security monitoring team, but just tell them it was a false alarm.

Tips To Reset Your Alarm After A Power Outage In Charlottesville

If power is lost due to a storm or other event, you might start hearing a steady beep from your alarm’s central interface. That indicates that your security is running off the backup battery. To reset the alarm and stop the beeping, you should deactivate and reactivate your system.

Keep in mind, if power is out for a longer period of time, you may need a total system reset. Heed the directives in the instruction manual -- usually by putting in your unique passcode and tapping the off button twice -- and you should be running fine. You could continue to notice chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it’s possible it won’t stop until the battery charges entirely. Call your home security agent if you are still having problems with your ADT equipment 20 hours after power is restored.

How To Reset Your Home Security System After Switching Out A Battery

On occasion you must replace a battery in one of your home security components. To do this, you will switch your home’s defense to Test Mode so you don't trigger an accidental alarm. Once the new battery is put in place, change the system out of test mode and revert back to normal operations. If the command center is unable to register the component or the battery light stays on, you might need a whole system reset.

Tips to Reset Your Charlottesville Security System After Adding Or Deleting A User

The addition and deletion of users can be accomplished on your ADT Command interface and your ADT mobile app. You should never require a resetting of your system following the addition or deletion of users. With that being said, if you relocate to a new property with an existing ADT system, you should call your security specialists at (434) 214-6134 to set up a new plan. The technician will come out and switch out outdated parts, install other components (as required), and do a factory reset.

A Well-Designed Security System Is The Right Choice

Resetting a home security system in Charlottesville is a challenge if it fails to include user-friendly instructions and features. If you’re ready to acquire your easy-to-use alarm system, call (434) 214-6134 or complete the form below. Our team is pleased to design the right security system for your needs.