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March 07, 2022

How To Reset Your Home Security System In Pittsburgh

An important advantage of having your security system set up by professionals is that you hardly ever find a reason to make major adjustments to it. Even so, there will likely be a few instances when you have to reset your alarms in Pittsburgh. If you use the ADT Command hub, a reset normally requires just a few minor button tap when you’ve experienced occurrences like battery changes, power outages, and false alarms.

Consult Your Manual Before Resetting Your Alarm

Here’s a simple yet valuable tip before you begin to reset your Pittsburgh home security system, check your owner’s manual prior to proceeding. You’ll never want to damage your home’s protection as a result of touching something incorrectly. Additionally, your system could have changed if you moved from a number pad to a digital command hub. Keep in mind that if you’re unable to figure out how to reset your system, don't be reluctant to call the professionals.

Resetting Your Pittsburgh Home Security System After A False Alarm

Typically, a false alarm happens because of a sensor that was tripped by accident. You may use the control panel or bring up the ADT mobile app and touch the shield icon and type in your unique passcode to switch off the system in these situations. You may be contacted by your 24-hour monitoring specialists, but just let them know you experienced a false alarm.

Resetting Your Alarm Following A Power Outage In Pittsburgh

If the power goes out from lighting, strong winds, or other reasons, you may start to hear a beeping sound from your control panel. That indicates that the alarm is running off the backup battery. To reset your unit and halt the beeping, you should deactivate and reactivate your system.

But please note, if your power outage lasts for a longer period of time, you might need a complete reset of your home’s security. Pay careful attention to the directives in your user’s handbook -- typically by entering your code and pressing the off button twice -- and you should be back to normal. You may continue to notice the auxiliary power beeping, as it may not end until the battery charges entirely. Call your home security specialists if you keep having difficulties with your ADT system 20 hours after power is restored.

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

Occasionally you need to change a battery in one of the devices in your security installation. When this needs to be done, you should set your home’s defense to Test Mode so you avoid triggering an accidental alarm. Once the battery is replaced, move the alarm from test mode and revert back to your usual settings. If the system doesn't notice the device or the battery light stays on, you could require a full reset of your security system.

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

The addition and deletion of users can be accomplished on your ADT Command interface and the ADT Control mobile app. You shouldn't have to perform a reset of your alarm when deleting or adding users. With that being said, if you relocate to a new property with an existing ADT system, you need to call your home security professional at (412) 230-3668 to establish a new contract. The installer will go on site to replace equipment, set up additional components (as required), and perform a full reset.

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

Attempting to reset a home security system in Pittsburgh is a challenge if it isn’t equipped with clear instructions and features. If you would like to get your intuitive home protection system, contact (412) 230-3668 or submit the form below. We’ll be happy to design the right security system for your needs.