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March 07, 2022

How To Reset Your Wichita Home System

A nice benefit of getting your security system installed professionally is that you seldom find a reason to make major adjustments to it. With that being said, there may be times where you need to reset your alarms in Wichita. If you use the ADT Command hub, resetting usually requires just one or two tap of a button following common events like false alarms and battery changes.

Check Your Manual Before Attempting An Alarm Reset

Here’s a simple yet valuable tip before you begin to reset your Wichita home security system, check your owner’s manual first. You don't want to damage your property’s defense because you hit the wrong button. In addition, your system may be different if you switched from a numbered keypad to a digital command hub. And if you’re struggling to reset your system, don't worry as you can always contact the professionals.

Resetting Your Wichita Security System Due To A False Alarm

Generally, a false alarm takes place due to an accidentally tripped sensor. You are able to engage the control panel or bring up your ADT smartphone app and tap the shield option and submit your security code to deactivate the alarms in these situations. You could receive notification from your 24-hour monitoring specialists, but simply inform them that you experienced a false alarm.

How To Reset Your Alarm Following A Power Outage In Wichita

If the power goes out from high winds or other factors, you may start hearing a repeated, high-pitched beep from your control panel. That indicates that your security is being powered by the secondary power source. To reset the alarm and halt the beeping, you should disarm/rearm the system.

But please note, if power is out for a longer period of time, you might need a full reset of your system. Heed the directions in your user’s handbook -- usually by putting in your PIN number and tapping the off button twice -- and you should be back in business. You might keep hearing the auxiliary power beeping, as it’s possible it won’t end until the battery charges entirely. Call your home security specialists if you keep having difficulties with your ADT equipment 20 hours after power is restored.

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

There will be infrequent times when you need to replace a battery powering one of your home security components. In order to accomplish this, you want to change your alarm system to "Test Mode" so you don't trigger a false alarm. Once the new battery is put in place, move the alarm from Test Mode and resume normal operations. If the system is unable to register the component or the battery light stays on, you may need a total reset of the system.

Tips to Reset Your Wichita Security System When Adding Or Removing A Code

The addition and deletion of people can be done on the ADT Command panel and your ADT mobile app. You shouldn't have to perform a resetting of your system after adding or removing a user or code. But you should note, if you relocate to a new property with an existing ADT system, you'll want to contact your security specialists at (316) 215-9179 to set up a new contract. The technician will come out and replace components, install additional components (if needed), and perform a full reset.

A Well-Designed Security System Can Be Yours Today

Attempting to reset a home security system in Wichita can be frustrating if it doesn’t have user-friendly devices and controls. If you would like to get your easy-to-use alarm system, contact (316) 215-9179 or complete the form below. Our specialists are happy to design the ideal security system for your property.