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March 07, 2022

How To Reset Your Home Security System In Reno

One perk of getting your security system set up professionally is that you rarely need to make major adjustments to it. Even so, there may be a couple situations where you need to reset your alarms in Reno. If you use a smart command panel, a reset typically needs only one or two tap of a button when you’ve experienced occurrences like battery changes, power outages, and false alarms.

Consult Your Manual Before Trying to Reset Your Alarm Panel

One note of caution before you start resetting your Reno home security system, read your instruction manual first. You don't want to compromise your property’s defense because you hit the wrong button. Also, control panels might change if you moved from a numerical keypad to a modernized touchscreen interface. Keep in mind that if you’re struggling to reset your system, don't be reluctant to call your trusted security specialists.

Resetting Your Reno Home Security System Due To A False Alarm

Typically, a false alarm occurs because of the accidental tripping of a sensor. You may use the control panel or open your ADT smartphone app and hit the shield icon and submit your security code to turn off the system in these situations. You could receive notification from your 24-hour monitoring specialists, but just tell them you had a false alarm.

Tips To Reset Your Alarm When Experiencing A Power Outage In Reno

When you lose power due to a storm or other event, you might begin hearing a steady beep from your alarm’s central interface. This lets you know that your home’s defense is running off the secondary power source. To reset the alarm and silence the beeping, you need to disarm/rearm the system.

But please note, if you lose power for a longer period of time, you could need a full system reset. Pay careful attention to the directions in the instruction manual -- usually by putting in your code and tapping the on/off button two times -- and you should be back in business. You may keep hearing chirps from the backup power, as it may not end until your battery is fully charged. Reach out to your home security specialists if you are still having issues with your ADT system at least 20 hours after the power is resumed.

When You Need To Reset Your Home Security System After Replacing A Battery

On occasion you will have to change a battery within one of the devices in your security installation. When this needs to be done, you want to set your alarm system to Test Mode so you don't trigger a false alarm. After the new battery is put in place, move the alarm panel out of test mode and resume your usual settings. If the control panel is unable to notice the component or the battery icon stays on, you may have to perform a whole system reset.

Tips to Reset Your Reno Security System Following The Addition Or Deletion Of A Code

The addition and deletion of users can be completed on your ADT Command hub and your ADT mobile app. You should never need a reset of your alarm after adding or removing codes. But you should note, if you relocate to a new home that already has an ADT system, you should reach out to your home security professional at (775) 316-7001 to set up a new plan. The technician will come out and switch out equipment, place additional alarms or cameras (if needed), and perform a full reset.

A User-Friendly Security System Is The Right Choice

Figuring out how to reset a home security system in Reno can be difficult if it doesn’t have understandable devices and controls. If you would like to find your easy-to-use alarm system, call (775) 316-7001 or complete the form below. We’ll be happy to help customize the ideal security system for your residence.