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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Security System In Chicago

One perk of having your home security system installed professionally is that you seldom need to worry about it. However, there may be a couple situations where you must reset your alarms in Chicago. If you use the ADT Command hub, resetting usually needs only a couple taps of the touchscreen following common events like false alarms and battery changes.

Check Your Manual Before Trying to Reset Your Alarm Panel

A word to the wise before you start resetting your Chicago home security system, read your owner’s manual first. You wouldn’t want to damage your property’s defense as a result of touching a button in error. Also, your system could have changed if you moved from a number pad to a modernized touchscreen interface. And if you’re unable to figure out how to reset your system, don't hesitate to reach out to the experts.

Resetting Your Chicago Home Security System After A False Alarm

Usually, a false alarm occurs due to the accidental tripping of a sensor. You are able to utilize the central hub or open your ADT security app and hit the shield icon and submit your security code to switch off the system for these instances. You might be contacted by your security monitoring team, but just let them know you experienced a false alarm.

How To Reset Your Alarm Following A Power Outage In Chicago

If the power goes out because of a storm or other event, you may start to hear a steady beep from your alarm’s central interface. This signifies that the alarm is being powered by the backup battery. To reset your equipment and silence the beeping, you should disarm/rearm the system.

However, if you lose power for an extended time, you could need a complete reset of your home’s security. Pay careful attention to the instructions in your user’s handbook -- usually by entering your code and tapping the designated button twice -- and you should be back to normal. You may keep hearing chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it might not end until your battery reaches a full charge. Call your security technician if you keep having issues with your ADT system 20 hours after the power is resumed.

Reset Your Home Security System After Changing A Battery

There will be infrequent times when you will have to switch out a battery within one of the devices in your security installation. When this needs to be done, you will switch your system to Test Mode so you don't trigger an accidental alarm. When the new battery is put in place, remove the system out of "Test Mode" and revert back to normal operations. If the system doesn't register the piece of equipment or the battery icon remains on, you could require a total reset of the system.

Resetting Your Chicago Security System When Adding Or Removing Someone

Adding and deleting personal codes can be done on your ADT Command interface and the ADT Control mobile app. You should never require a system reset after adding or removing a user or code. But you should note, if you find yourself moving to a new property already equipped with an ADT alarm system, you need to contact your home security professional at (312) 319-8662 to set up a new plan. The installation tech will come out and switch out components, set up additional devices (as required), and perform a full reset.

A Well-Designed Security System Is Only A Call Away

Attempting to reset a home security system in Chicago will likely be a challenge if it fails to include user-friendly instructions and features. If you’re ready to acquire your functional and powerful home security system, dial (312) 319-8662 or complete the form below. Our specialists are happy to design the ideal security system for your residence.