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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Boston Home System

An important advantage of getting your home security installed professionally is that you rarely have to concern yourself with it. However, there may be a few instances where you must reset your alarms in Boston. If you’re utilizing a smart command interface, a reset normally takes a few minor taps of the touchscreen after common events like false alarms and battery changes.

Consult Your Instruction Manual Before Resetting Your Alarm

Here’s a simple yet valuable tip before you start resetting your Boston home security system, read your manual prior to proceeding. You’ll never want to undermine your system because you hit something incorrectly. Also, the process could change if you upgraded from a numerical keypad to a modernized touchscreen interface. And if you’re unable to figure out how to reset your system, don't be reluctant to reach out to the experts.

Resetting Your Boston Home Security System Because Of A False Alarm

Generally, a false alarm happens because of the accidental tripping of a sensor. You may use the control panel or bring up the ADT mobile app and touch the shield option and submit your security code to turn off the system for these instances. You might get a call from your monitoring professionals, but just let them know you experienced a false alarm.

How To Reset Your Alarm Following A Power Outage In Boston

If the power goes out because of high winds or other factors, you might start hearing a beeping sound from your control panel. This lets you know that your security is running off the backup battery. To reset your equipment and halt the steady beeps, you must take steps to disarm and rearm your security.

But please note, if power is out for prolonged time frame, you could need a total system reset. Follow the directives in the instruction manual -- typically by entering your code and tapping the off button twice -- and you should be back to normal. You may still hear the auxiliary power beeping, as it may not stop until the battery charges entirely. Reach out to your security technician if you continue to have issues with your ADT system at least 20 hours after power is restored.

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

Occasionally you must change a battery powering one of the devices in your security installation. In order to accomplish this, you want to switch your home’s defense to "Test Mode" so you prevent setting off a false alarm. Once the you replace the old battery, change the alarm from test mode and restore normal operations. If the command center is unable to recognize the device or the battery icon remains on, you may need a whole system reset.

Tips to Reset Your Boston Security System After Adding Or Deleting A Code

The addition and deletion of users can be done on the ADT Command panel and your ADT mobile app. You should never need a system reset when deleting or adding codes. However, if you find yourself moving to a new house that already has an ADT security system, you'll want to call your security specialists at (617) 430-5865 to start a new service. The technician will visit your property to replace components, install more alarms or cameras (if necessary), and perform a full reset.

An Easy-To-Use Security System Can Be Yours Today

Attempting to reset a home security system in Boston is frustrating if it isn’t equipped with clear devices and controls. If you would like to get your functional and powerful alarm system, dial (617) 430-5865 or send in the form below. Our team is pleased to help customize the perfect security system for your needs.