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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Evanston System

A nice benefit of having your home security system set up by trained experts is that you rarely have to make major adjustments to it. However, there may be a couple situations when you have to reset your alarms in Evanston. If you’re utilizing a smart command hub, a reset usually needs only a couple taps of the touchscreen after a false alarm, power outage, or battery change.

Check Your Owner’s Manual Before Resetting Your Alarm

One note of caution before you try to reset your Evanston home security system, read your owner’s manual first. You don't want to compromise your home’s protection due to pressing the wrong button. Additionally, your system could have changed if you upgraded from a numbered keypad to a fully digital system. Keep in mind that if you’re struggling to reset your system, don't hesitate to contact the professionals.

Resetting Your Evanston Home Security System After A False Alarm

Generally, a false alarm takes place due to an accidentally tripped sensor. You may utilize the ADT Command touchscreen or open the ADT mobile app and hit the shield option and enter your unique passcode to turn off the alarms when this occurs. You could receive notification from your monitoring professionals, but simply inform them that you had a false alarm.

Resetting Your Alarm After A Power Outage In Evanston

If power is lost because of high winds or other factors, you may begin hearing a steady beep from your alarm’s central interface. This signifies that your security is being powered by the secondary power source. To reset your equipment and stop the beeping, you should deactivate and reactivate your system.

However, if power is out for a longer period of time, you may need a complete reset of your home’s security. Heed the directives in your user’s handbook -- normally by submitting your PIN number and tapping the off button two times -- and you should be running fine. You might keep hearing the auxiliary power beeping, as it’s possible it won’t end until your battery is fully charged. Reach out to your home security specialists if you are still having issues with your ADT system a day after the power is resumed.

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

There will be infrequent times when you must change a battery in one of your security devices. When this needs to be done, you will change your system to Test Mode so you avoid triggering an accidental alarm. When the you replace the old battery, change the system from test mode and resume normal operations. If the control panel is unable to register the device or the battery light remains on, you may need a full reset of your security system.

Reset Your Evanston Security System Following The Addition Or Deletion Of Someone

Removing or adding personal codes can be completed on your ADT Command interface and your ADT smartphone app. You won’t have to perform a resetting of your system following the addition or deletion of a user or code. With that being said, if you relocate to a new property with an existing ADT alarm system, you need to call your security specialists at (847) 268-7321 to set up a new plan. The installation tech will go on site to replace equipment, place more components (if necessary), and do a factory reset.

A Well-Designed Security System Can Be Yours Today

Figuring out how to reset a home security system in Evanston is a challenge if it doesn’t have understandable devices and controls. If you would like to get your easy-to-use home security system, contact (847) 268-7321 or complete the form below. Our specialists are happy to help customize the perfect security system for your property.