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March 07, 2022

How To Reset Your San Francisco Home System

A nice benefit of having your home security set up by professionals is that you seldom find a reason to make major adjustments to it. Even so, there may be a few instances when you need to reset your alarms in San Francisco. If you’re utilizing the ADT Command panel, resetting normally needs only a few minor button tap after occurrences like battery changes, power outages, and false alarms.

Read The Owner’s Manual Before Resetting Your Alarm

One note of caution before you start resetting your San Francisco home security system, consult your instruction manual prior to proceeding. You wouldn’t want to damage your system because you hit the wrong button. Additionally, control panels may change if you moved from a numerical keypad to a digital command hub. Keep in mind that if you’re unable to figure out how to reset your system, don't hesitate to call your trusted security specialists.

Resetting Your San Francisco Home Security System Due To A False Alarm

Typically, a false alarm happens because of a sensor that was tripped by accident. You are able to use the control panel or access the ADT mobile app and touch the shield image and type in your security code to switch off the alarms for these instances. You may be contacted by your 24-hour monitoring specialists, but just let them know you experienced a false alarm.

Resetting Your Alarm After A Power Outage In San Francisco

If the power goes out from lighting, strong winds, or other reasons, you may start hearing a repeated, high-pitched beep from your alarm’s central interface. This lets you know that your security is running off the battery backup. To reset your unit and stop the constant chirping, you need to deactivate and reactivate your system.

However, if your power outage lasts for an extended time, you could need a total system reset. Heed the instructions in the manual -- normally by entering your code and hitting the off button twice -- and you should be running fine. You may keep hearing the auxiliary power beeping, as it’s possible it won’t cease until the battery charges entirely. Reach out to your home security specialists if you keep having issues with your ADT equipment 20 hours after your power is back on.

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

Occasionally you need to switch out a battery powering one of your home security components. To do this, you want to change your system to Test Mode so you prevent setting off an alarm by accident. After the you replace the old battery, change the alarm out of "Test Mode" and resume normal operations. If the system fails to notice the piece of equipment or the battery light stays on, you might need a whole system reset.

Tips to Reset Your San Francisco Security System Following The Addition Or Deletion Of Someone

The addition and deletion of people can be completed on your ADT Command hub and your ADT mobile app. You shouldn't have to perform a reset of your alarm following the addition or deletion of a user or code. However, if you find yourself moving to a new home that already has an ADT alarm system, you should reach out to your security specialists at (415) 966-3602 to start a new plan. The technician will come out and upgrade outdated parts, install other alarms or cameras (if needed), and perform a full reset.

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

Figuring out how to reset a home security system in San Francisco will likely be frustrating if it isn’t equipped with user-friendly instructions and features. If you’re ready to acquire your easy-to-use home security system, contact (415) 966-3602 or complete the form below. We’ll be ready to customize the right security system for your property.