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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Security System In Houston

An important advantage of having your home security system set up professionally is that you hardly ever need to make major adjustments to it. With that being said, there will likely be a few instances where you must reset your alarms in Houston. When using a smart command interface, resetting typically needs only one or two tap of a button when you’ve experienced common events like false alarms and battery changes.

Check Your Owner’s Manual Before Attempting An Alarm Reset

A word to the wise before you start resetting your Houston home security system, check your owner’s manual prior to proceeding. You don't want to undermine your system because you hit a button in error. Additionally, the process may be different if you moved from a numbered keypad to a digital command hub. Keep in mind that if you’re unable to figure out how to reset your system, don't hesitate to contact the professionals.

Resetting Your Houston Security System Due To A False Alarm

Generally, a false alarm happens due to an accidentally tripped sensor. You may engage the control panel or open your ADT security app and touch the shield image and submit your credentials to switch off the system when this occurs. You may receive notification from your monitoring professionals, but just let them know you had a false alarm.

Resetting Your Alarm Following A Power Outage In Houston

When you lose power because of lighting, strong winds, or other reasons, you might begin hearing a steady beep from your central command hub. This signifies that the alarm is being powered by the battery backup. To reset your unit and silence the steady beeps, you should deactivate and reactivate your system.

However, if power is out for prolonged time frame, you might need a total reset of your system. Follow the instructions in your user’s handbook -- normally by putting in your code and tapping the off button two times -- and you should be running fine. You might keep hearing chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it may not stop until your battery is fully charged. Call your security technician if you keep having difficulties with your ADT controls a day after your power is back on.

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

There will be infrequent times when you need to change a battery powering one of the devices in your security installation. To do this, you will set your system to Test Mode so you don't trigger a false alarm. When the new battery is put in place, move the alarm out of "Test Mode" and revert back to normal operations. If the command center is unable to notice the component or the battery icon is still on, you may have to perform a full reset of your security system.

Resetting Your Houston Security System Following The Addition Or Deletion Of A User

Removing or adding personal codes can be done on your ADT Command interface and your ADT smartphone app. You won’t require a reset of your alarm after adding or removing codes. But you should note, if you move into a new property with an existing ADT system, you should call your home security professional at (713) 335-3438 to establish a new contract. The installer will come out and switch out components, set up more devices (as required), and perform a full reset.

A User-Friendly Security System Is The Right Choice

Resetting a home security system in Houston will likely be a challenge if it doesn’t have understandable equipment and instructions. If you would like to acquire your functional and powerful home security system, contact (713) 335-3438 or complete the form below. Our team is ready to customize the ideal security system for your property.