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March 07, 2022

How To Reset Your Spokane Home System

One perk of getting your home security system installed by trained experts is that you rarely find a reason to worry about it. Even so, there may be a few instances where you must reset your alarms in Spokane. When using a smart command panel, your system reset typically needs only a couple taps of the touchscreen after occurrences like battery changes, power outages, and false alarms.

Read The Manual Before Trying to Reset Your Alarm Panel

One note of caution before you start resetting your Spokane home security system, consult your owner’s manual ahead of time. You wouldn’t want to damage your property’s defense due to pressing something incorrectly. Also, control panels may be different if you moved from a number pad to a fully digital system. And if you’re unable to figure out how to reset your system, don't hesitate to reach out to your trusted security specialists.

Resetting Your Spokane Home Security System Due To A False Alarm

Usually, a false alarm occurs due to the accidental tripping of a sensor. You are able to use the central hub or bring up the ADT mobile app and tap the shield option and submit your security code to switch off the alarms in these situations. You could be contacted by your 24-hour monitoring specialists, but just let them know you experienced a false alarm.

Tips To Reset Your Alarm Following A Power Outage In Spokane

When you lose power from high winds or other factors, you may start hearing a steady beep from your control panel. This signifies that the alarm is being powered by the backup battery. To reset the alarm and stop the constant chirping, you should disarm/rearm the system.

But please note, if you lose power for prolonged time frame, you might need a complete reset of your home’s security. Follow the directives in your user’s handbook -- normally by putting in your PIN number and pressing the on/off button two times -- and you should be running fine. You might still hear chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it’s possible it won’t cease until the battery charges entirely. Call your security technician if you are still having issues with your ADT system a day after your power is back on.

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 security devices. In order to accomplish this, you will switch your alarm system to Test Mode so you don't trigger an accidental alarm. When the new battery is put in place, change the system out of test mode and restore normal operations. If the system is unable to register the piece of equipment or the battery light is still on, you might require a full reset of your security system.

Resetting Your Spokane Security System When Adding Or Removing A Code

The addition and deletion of people can be completed on your ADT Command interface and your ADT smartphone app. You shouldn't need a system reset following the addition or deletion of users. With that being said, if you move into a new home already equipped with an ADT security system, you'll want to call your home security professional at (509) 240-8651 to start a new plan. The installation tech will come out and switch out outdated parts, install other components (if needed), and reset the system for you.

A Well-Designed Security System Is The Right Choice

Resetting a home security system in Spokane will likely be frustrating if it doesn’t have user-friendly equipment and instructions. If you’re ready to get your easy-to-use home security system, call (509) 240-8651 or submit the form below. Our team is ready to help customize the ideal security system for your needs.