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March 07, 2022

How To Reset Your Tuscaloosa Home System

One perk of having your security system set up by trained experts is that you hardly ever need to concern yourself with it. However, there may be times where you have to reset your alarms in Tuscaloosa. If you’re utilizing the ADT Command interface, your system reset normally takes a couple taps of the touchscreen when you’ve experienced a false alarm, power outage, or battery change.

Consult Your Instruction Manual Before Resetting Your Alarm

One note of caution before you try to reset your Tuscaloosa home security system, read your manual first. You’ll never want to compromise your system as a result of touching something incorrectly. In addition, control panels might change if you moved from a number pad to a modernized touchscreen interface. Keep in mind that if you’re unable to figure out how to reset your system, don't hesitate to call the experts.

Resetting Your Tuscaloosa Security System Due To A False Alarm

Generally, a false alarm takes place as a result of a sensor that was tripped by accident. You are able to engage the ADT Command touchscreen or open the ADT mobile app and hit the shield image and enter your security code to turn off the system for these instances. You might be contacted by 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 Tuscaloosa

If power is lost due to a storm or other event, you may begin hearing a steady beep from your central command hub. That indicates that your home’s defense is being powered by the battery backup. To reset the alarm and stop the steady beeps, you should disarm/rearm the system.

Keep in mind, if you lose power for an extended time, you could need a total system reset. Follow the directives in the instruction manual -- typically by submitting your code and hitting the off button twice -- and you should be back in business. You may still hear chirps from the backup power, as it may not cease until the battery charges entirely. Call your home security specialists if you continue to have difficulties with your ADT system a day after your power is back on.

How To Reset Your Home Security System After Replacing A Battery

There will be infrequent times when you need to replace a battery in one of your home security components. To do this, you want to switch your home’s defense to Test Mode so you avoid triggering a false alarm. After the battery is replaced, remove the alarm panel from "Test Mode" and resume your usual settings. If the control panel doesn't recognize the piece of equipment or the battery icon remains on, you might have to perform a full reset of your security system.

Resetting Your Tuscaloosa Security System Following The Addition Or Deletion Of A Code

Adding and deleting users can be done on your ADT Command hub and your ADT smartphone app. You won’t require a resetting of your system when deleting or adding codes. However, if you find yourself moving to a new home already equipped with an ADT system, you should contact your home security professional at (205) 315-0267 to set up a new service. The installation tech will go on site to switch out outdated parts, install additional alarms or cameras (if needed), and reset the system for you.

A User-Friendly Security System Can Be Yours Today

Resetting a home security system in Tuscaloosa can be frustrating if it doesn’t have clear devices and controls. If the time has come to acquire your functional and powerful alarm system, call (205) 315-0267 or submit the form below. We’ll be ready to customize the right security system for your residence.