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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Home Security System In Columbia

An important advantage of having your home security hooked up by trained experts is that you hardly ever need to concern yourself with it. However, there will likely be a few instances when you have to reset your alarms in Columbia. If you use the ADT Command hub, your system reset normally needs only one or two tap of a button following occurrences like battery changes, power outages, and false alarms.

Read The Manual Before Attempting An Alarm Reset

A word to the wise before you try to reset your Columbia home security system, read your owner’s manual ahead of time. You wouldn’t want to damage your property’s defense as a result of touching something incorrectly. Additionally, the process may have changed if you switched from a numbered keypad to a fully digital system. If there’s ever a time when you’re struggling to reset your system, don't hesitate to reach out to your trusted security specialists.

Resetting Your Columbia Home Security System After A False Alarm

Generally, a false alarm occurs because of the accidental tripping of a sensor. You can engage the ADT Command touchscreen or open your ADT smartphone app and tap the shield option and enter your credentials to switch off the system when this occurs. You could be contacted by your security monitoring team, but simply inform them that you experienced a false alarm.

How To Reset Your Alarm Following A Power Outage In Columbia

If power is lost due to a storm or other event, you may start hearing a repeated, high-pitched beep from your alarm’s central interface. This signifies that your home’s defense is being powered by the battery backup. To reset your unit and silence the beeping, you need to take steps to disarm and rearm your security.

But please note, if your power outage lasts for an extended time, you might need a complete reset of your home’s security. Heed the instructions in the manual -- normally by submitting your code and pressing the designated button twice -- and you should be back in business. You might still hear chirps from the backup power, as it’s possible it won’t end until your battery is fully charged. Call your home security agent if you keep having issues with your ADT system 20 hours after your power is back on.

Reset Your Home Security System After Switching Out A Battery

On occasion you must switch out a battery within one of the devices in your security installation. When this needs to be done, you should change your alarm system to Test Mode so you don't trigger an accidental alarm. After the new battery is put in place, move the alarm panel out of Test Mode and resume normal operations. If the command center fails to register the device or the battery indicator is still on, you could require a whole system reset.

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

Removing or adding personal codes can be done on your ADT Command hub and the ADT Control mobile app. You shouldn't need a system reset when deleting or adding codes. With that being said, if you move into a new house already equipped with an ADT system, you need to call your residential security experts at (573) 203-3048 to establish a new contract. The installer will go on site to upgrade equipment, set up other alarms or cameras (as required), and reset the system for you.

A Well-Designed Security System Is The Right Choice

Resetting a home security system in Columbia is frustrating if it isn’t equipped with understandable equipment and instructions. If you would like to get your functional and powerful home security system, contact (573) 203-3048 or send in the form below. We’ll be ready to design the right security system for your needs.