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March 07, 2022

How To Reset Your Sacramento System

One perk of having your home security hooked up professionally is that you rarely have to concern yourself with it. However, there may be times when you must reset your alarms in Sacramento. When using a smart command interface, a reset usually requires just one or two tap of a button when you’ve experienced a false alarm, power outage, or battery change.

Check Your Manual Before Attempting An Alarm Reset

Here’s a simple yet valuable tip before you start resetting your Sacramento home security system, read your manual prior to proceeding. You wouldn’t want to undermine your property’s defense due to pressing something incorrectly. In addition, your system might have changed if you moved from a number pad to a modernized touchscreen interface. And if you can't reset your system, don't be reluctant to call the professionals.

Resetting Your Sacramento Home Security System After A False Alarm

Typically, a false alarm takes place as a result of the accidental tripping of a sensor. You are able to use the central hub or open your ADT smartphone app and tap the shield option and submit your credentials to turn off the system in these situations. You may receive notification from your monitoring professionals, but just let them know it was a false alarm.

How To Reset Your Alarm After A Power Outage In Sacramento

If the power goes out from lighting, strong winds, or other reasons, you may start hearing a beeping sound from your control panel. This lets you know that the alarm is using the secondary power source. To reset your equipment and halt the constant chirping, you need to take steps to disarm and rearm your security.

Keep in mind, if you lose power for an extended time, you could need a total reset of your system. Heed the instructions in the manual -- typically by entering your code and hitting 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 the battery charges entirely. Contact your security technician if you are still having difficulties with your ADT system at least 20 hours after your power is back on.

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

Occasionally you need to replace a battery powering one of the devices in your security installation. In order to accomplish this, you should set your system to "Test Mode" so you prevent setting off a false alarm. After the you replace the old battery, move the alarm from Test Mode and revert back to your usual settings. If the command center fails to recognize the component or the battery icon stays on, you might have to perform a total reset of the system.

Tips to Reset Your Sacramento Security System When Adding Or Removing Someone

Adding and deleting users can be accomplished on your ADT Command interface and your ADT mobile app. You should never have to perform a system reset after adding or removing a user or code. However, if you move into a new home with an existing ADT system, you'll want to call your security specialists at (916) 407-0556 to establish a new contract. The technician will come out and replace equipment, set up other alarms or cameras (as required), and perform a full reset.

A User-Friendly Security System Is Only A Call Away

Attempting to reset a home security system in Sacramento is frustrating if it fails to include user-friendly instructions and features. If the time has come to get your easy-to-use home security system, contact (916) 407-0556 or send in the form below. Our team is pleased to design the ideal security system for your needs.