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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Home Security System In New York City

A nice benefit of having your home security set up professionally is that you rarely need to worry about it. With that being said, there may be times when you need to reset your alarms in New York City. When using a smart command hub, a reset typically requires just one or two taps of the touchscreen after a false alarm, power outage, or battery change.

Consult Your Manual Before Resetting Your Alarm

One note of caution before you try to reset your New York City home security system, read your instruction manual ahead of time. You don't want to undermine your property’s defense as a result of touching something incorrectly. Additionally, your system may have changed if you switched from a numerical keypad to a modernized touchscreen interface. If there’s ever a time when you can't reset your system, don't worry as you can always contact the professionals.

Resetting Your New York City Home Security System After A False Alarm

Typically, a false alarm happens because of the accidental tripping of a sensor. You can use the ADT Command touchscreen or access your ADT smartphone app and hit the shield option and submit your credentials to deactivate the alarms when this occurs. You may get a call from your security monitoring team, but just let them know you had a false alarm.

Tips To Reset Your Alarm After A Power Outage In New York City

When you lose power due to a storm or other event, you may start to hear a beeping sound from your central command hub. This signifies that your security is running off the backup battery. To reset the alarm and silence the steady beeps, you should disarm/rearm the system.

However, if your power outage lasts for a longer period of time, you could need a complete system reset. Follow the directives in your user’s handbook -- typically by putting in your unique passcode and pressing the on/off button two times -- and you should be back in business. You could continue to notice the auxiliary power beeping, as it’s possible it won’t cease until your battery is fully charged. Call your home security specialists if you keep having problems with your ADT equipment at least 20 hours after the power is resumed.

Reset Your Home Security System After Changing A Battery

On occasion you need to change a battery powering one of your security devices. When this needs to be done, you should switch your system to test mode so you don't trigger an accidental alarm. When the battery is replaced, move the system from test mode and resume normal operations. If the command center doesn't register the component or the battery icon is still on, you may need a total reset of the system.

Resetting Your New York City Security System Following The Addition Or Deletion Of A Code

Removing or adding personal codes can be completed on the ADT Command panel and the ADT Control mobile app. You shouldn't need a system reset following the addition or deletion of users. With that being said, if you find yourself moving to a new house that already has an ADT alarm system, you'll want to contact your security specialists at (212) 553-6591 to establish a new contract. The technician will go on site to switch out outdated parts, set up more alarms or cameras (if necessary), and perform a full reset.

A User-Friendly Security System Is The Right Choice

Resetting a home security system in New York City is difficult if it fails to include user-friendly devices and controls. If you would like to acquire your functional and powerful home security system, call (212) 553-6591 or send in the form below. Our specialists are pleased to design the right security system for your needs.