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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Kennewick Home System

One perk of having your home security installed professionally is that you rarely find a reason to make major adjustments to it. Even so, there will likely be a couple situations when you have to reset your alarms in Kennewick. If you use a smart command interface, your system reset typically takes a few minor tap of a button following common events like false alarms and battery changes.

Check Your Instruction Manual Before Resetting Your Alarm

A word to the wise before you start resetting your Kennewick home security system, check your instruction manual ahead of time. You don't want to compromise your system due to pressing a button in error. Also, the process may change if you upgraded from a number pad to a modernized touchscreen interface. If there’s ever a time when you can't reset your system, don't hesitate to contact the experts.

Resetting Your Kennewick Security System After A False Alarm

Usually, a false alarm happens because of the accidental tripping of a sensor. You can utilize the ADT Command touchscreen or bring up your ADT smartphone app and touch the shield option and submit your security code to deactivate the system when this occurs. You might be contacted by your 24-hour monitoring specialists, but simply inform them that it was a false alarm.

How To Reset Your Alarm Following A Power Outage In Kennewick

If the power goes out due to lighting, strong winds, or other reasons, you could start hearing a repeated, high-pitched beep from your control panel. This lets you know that your home’s defense is using the backup battery. To reset your unit and silence the beeping, you need to disarm/rearm the system.

But please note, if power is out for a longer period of time, you may need a full system reset. Heed the directives in your user’s handbook -- usually by submitting your unique passcode and tapping the on/off button two times -- and you should be back in business. You may continue to notice chirps from the backup power, as it’s possible it won’t cease until your battery reaches a full charge. Contact your home security specialists if you continue to have issues with your ADT controls at least 20 hours after power is restored.

Reset Your Home Security System After Switching Out A Battery

Occasionally you will have to switch out a battery in one of the devices in your security installation. To do this, you want to set your system to Test Mode so you prevent setting off an accidental alarm. When the battery is replaced, change the alarm out of Test Mode and revert back to your usual settings. If the command center fails to register the component or the battery indicator stays on, you could require a whole system reset.

Reset Your Kennewick Security System Following The Addition Or Deletion Of Someone

The addition and deletion of people can be done on your ADT Command hub and the ADT Control mobile app. You won’t need a resetting of your system after adding or removing a user or code. With that being said, if you move into a new home with an existing ADT security system, you'll want to reach out to your home security professional at (509) 240-8704 to start a new service. The technician will come out and upgrade equipment, install other alarms or cameras (if necessary), and do a factory reset.

A Well-Designed Security System Is The Right Choice

Resetting a home security system in Kennewick can be difficult if it isn’t equipped with clear instructions and features. If you’re ready to find your easy-to-use home security system, call (509) 240-8704 or complete the form below. Our team is pleased to design the ideal security system for your needs.