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March 07, 2022

How To Reset Your Virginia Beach Home System

One perk of having your home security system installed by professionals is that you hardly ever find a reason to concern yourself with it. Even so, there may be a couple situations when you need to reset your alarms in Virginia Beach. If you use a smart command interface, resetting normally needs only a couple button tap following occurrences like battery changes, power outages, and false alarms.

Check Your Owner’s Manual Before Trying to Reset Your Alarm Panel

One note of caution before you try to reset your Virginia Beach home security system, check your instruction manual first. You don't want to compromise your system as a result of touching a button in error. Also, the process might change if you switched from a number pad to a digital command hub. Keep in mind that if you can't reset your system, don't hesitate to contact your trusted security specialists.

Resetting Your Virginia Beach Home Security System After A False Alarm

Usually, a false alarm takes place due to the accidental tripping of a sensor. You are able to utilize the ADT Command touchscreen or access your ADT security app and touch the shield option and type in your credentials to deactivate the system when this occurs. You could be contacted by your monitoring professionals, but simply inform them that you had a false alarm.

How To Reset Your Alarm After A Power Outage In Virginia Beach

When you lose power due to high winds or other factors, you might start to hear a steady beep from your central command hub. This lets you know that your security is running off the secondary power source. To reset your unit and stop the constant chirping, you need to disarm/rearm the system.

Keep in mind, if you lose power for prolonged time frame, you may need a complete system reset. Follow the instructions in the manual -- usually by putting in your unique passcode and tapping the designated button twice -- and you should be running fine. You may still hear chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it’s possible it won’t cease until the battery charges entirely. Contact your security technician if you continue to have problems with your ADT controls at least 20 hours after the power is resumed.

How To Reset Your Home Security System After Changing A Battery

Occasionally you need to change a battery powering one of the devices in your security installation. To do this, you want to set your system to "Test Mode" so you don't trigger an alarm by accident. Once the you replace the old battery, change the alarm panel from "Test Mode" and revert back to normal operations. If the control panel doesn't register the device or the battery light is still on, you could have to perform a whole system reset.

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

Adding and deleting personal codes can be accomplished on your ADT Command hub and the ADT Control mobile app. You shouldn't have to perform a resetting of your system after adding or removing codes. However, if you find yourself moving to a new property with an existing ADT security system, you should reach out to your security specialists at (757) 241-4673 to set up a new service. The installer will come out and replace outdated parts, place additional devices (as required), and reset the system for you.

An Easy-To-Use Security System Is Only A Call Away

Resetting a home security system in Virginia Beach is frustrating if it doesn’t have clear equipment and instructions. If you’re ready to acquire your easy-to-use home security system, contact (757) 241-4673 or send in the form below. Our specialists are ready to help customize the right security system for your residence.