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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Home Security System In Columbus

One perk of getting your home security hooked up by trained experts is that you rarely need to worry about it. Even so, there will likely be a couple situations when you have to reset your alarms in Columbus. When using the ADT Command hub, resetting normally needs only a couple tap of a button after occurrences like battery changes, power outages, and false alarms.

Consult Your Owner’s Manual Before Attempting An Alarm Reset

A word to the wise before you begin to reset your Columbus home security system, read your instruction manual prior to proceeding. You wouldn’t want to undermine your property’s defense because you hit a button in error. Additionally, control panels may be different if you upgraded from a numbered keypad to a fully digital system. 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 experts.

Resetting Your Columbus Home Security System Because Of A False Alarm

Usually, a false alarm occurs because of an accidentally tripped sensor. You may engage the control panel or open the ADT mobile app and tap the shield option and type in your security code to turn off the system in these situations. You might receive notification from your security monitoring team, but just tell them it was a false alarm.

How To Reset Your Alarm When Experiencing A Power Outage In Columbus

If power is lost because of high winds or other factors, you might start hearing a repeated, high-pitched beep from your control panel. That indicates that your home’s defense is being powered by the secondary power source. To reset the alarm and silence the constant chirping, you need to take steps to disarm and rearm your security.

However, if you lose power for prolonged time frame, you could need a total system reset. Pay careful attention to the directions in your user’s handbook -- usually by submitting your unique passcode and pressing the designated button twice -- and you should be back to normal. You may still hear chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it may not end until your battery reaches a full charge. Contact your security technician if you continue to have issues with your ADT controls 20 hours after power is restored.

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

Occasionally you need to switch out a battery within one of your security devices. To do this, you will set your home’s defense to Test Mode so you prevent setting off a false alarm. Once the you replace the old battery, change the alarm panel out of test mode and resume your usual settings. If the control panel fails to recognize the device or the battery icon is still on, you may require a whole system reset.

Resetting Your Columbus Security System After Adding Or Deleting Someone

The addition and deletion of users can be done on your ADT Command interface and your ADT smartphone app. You shouldn't need a resetting of your system after adding or removing codes. With that being said, if you find yourself moving to a new house that already has an ADT alarm system, you need to contact your security specialists at (614) 368-9896 to set up a new contract. The installer will go on site to replace components, install other alarms or cameras (if necessary), and do a factory reset.

A User-Friendly Security System Is Only A Call Away

Resetting a home security system in Columbus is a challenge if it doesn’t have understandable instructions and features. If you would like to get your intuitive home protection system, dial (614) 368-9896 or submit the form below. We’ll be happy to customize the right security system for your property.