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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Austin Home System

A nice benefit of getting your security system hooked up professionally is that you seldom need to make major adjustments to it. However, there may be a couple situations where you have to reset your alarms in Austin. If you’re utilizing the ADT Command hub, resetting typically requires just a few minor taps of the touchscreen when you’ve experienced 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 try to reset your Austin home security system, read your owner’s manual prior to proceeding. You don't want to compromise your home’s protection as a result of touching the wrong button. Additionally, your system might be different if you switched from a numerical keypad to a modernized touchscreen interface. And if you’re unable to figure out how to reset your system, don't be reluctant to reach out to the experts.

Resetting Your Austin Security System Due To A False Alarm

Usually, a false alarm takes place because of a sensor that was tripped by accident. You may use the ADT Command touchscreen or access your ADT smartphone app and hit the shield icon and type in your credentials to switch off the system for these instances. You might be contacted by your 24-hour monitoring specialists, but just tell them you experienced a false alarm.

How To Reset Your Alarm Following A Power Outage In Austin

If the power goes out because of high winds or other factors, you might begin hearing a steady beep from your control panel. This signifies that your security is using the battery backup. To reset your unit and halt the constant chirping, you should deactivate and reactivate your system.

Keep in mind, if you lose power for prolonged time frame, you could need a total reset of your system. Follow the instructions in the manual -- usually by submitting your code and pressing the designated button two times -- and you should be running fine. You may keep hearing chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it may not end until the battery charges entirely. Call your home security specialists if you continue to have issues with your ADT controls 20 hours after your power is back on.

Reset Your Home Security System After Switching Out A Battery

There will be infrequent times when you need to change a battery within one of your home security components. To do this, you should set your alarm system to "Test Mode" so you prevent setting off a false alarm. When the battery is replaced, change the alarm panel out of Test Mode and revert back to your usual settings. If the control panel is unable to notice the piece of equipment or the battery indicator is still on, you may require a whole system reset.

Resetting Your Austin Security System After Adding Or Deleting Someone

Adding and deleting people can be done on your ADT Command interface and your ADT smartphone app. You shouldn't require a reset of your alarm following the addition or deletion of users. With that being said, if you find yourself moving to a new house with an existing ADT system, you need to call your home security professional at (512) 641-0712 to establish a new contract. The installation tech will come out and replace outdated parts, set up more components (if necessary), and perform a full reset.

A User-Friendly Security System Is The Right Choice

Resetting a home security system in Austin can be a challenge if it fails to include clear equipment and instructions. If you would like to find your easy-to-use alarm system, call (512) 641-0712 or send in the form below. Our team is happy to design the right security system for your property.