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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Cincinnati System

A nice benefit of getting your security system hooked up by trained experts is that you seldom have to make major adjustments to it. However, there could be a couple situations when you must reset your alarms in Cincinnati. If you’re utilizing the ADT Command interface, resetting typically requires just one or two taps of the touchscreen when you’ve experienced occurrences like battery changes, power outages, and false alarms.

Read The Instruction Manual Before Attempting An Alarm Reset

One note of caution before you try to reset your Cincinnati home security system, consult your manual first. You’ll never want to undermine your system as a result of touching a button in error. In addition, control panels may change if you moved from a number pad to a modernized touchscreen interface. And if you can't reset your system, don't worry as you can always reach out to your trusted security specialists.

Resetting Your Cincinnati Security System After A False Alarm

Usually, a false alarm takes place because of an accidentally tripped sensor. You may engage the ADT Command touchscreen or bring up your ADT smartphone app and tap the shield option and type in your unique passcode to deactivate the alarms for these instances. You might be contacted by your security monitoring team, but just let them know it was a false alarm.

How To Reset Your Alarm After A Power Outage In Cincinnati

When you lose power because of lighting, strong winds, or other reasons, you may start hearing a steady beep from your alarm’s central interface. That indicates that your home’s defense is using the backup battery. To reset your unit and stop the beeping, you must deactivate and reactivate your system.

Keep in mind, if power is out for prolonged time frame, you could need a full system reset. Pay careful attention to the directives in the manual -- normally by submitting your unique passcode and pressing the off button twice -- and you should be running fine. You may continue to notice chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it might not end until your battery reaches a full charge. Reach out to your home security specialists if you are still having issues with your ADT controls at least 20 hours after power is restored.

Reset Your Home Security System After Replacing A Battery

Occasionally you need to switch out a battery in one of the devices in your security installation. To do this, you should switch your system to "Test Mode" so you prevent setting off an alarm by accident. After the new battery is put in place, move the alarm out of Test Mode and revert back to your usual settings. If the control panel is unable to notice the piece of equipment or the battery icon is still on, you might need a whole system reset.

Resetting Your Cincinnati Security System When Adding Or Removing A User

The addition and deletion of people can be done on the ADT Command panel and your ADT smartphone app. You won’t require a resetting of your system after adding or removing users. However, if you move into a new home already equipped with an ADT security system, you need to call your security specialists at (513) 230-7397 to start a new contract. The installation tech will come out and replace equipment, set up more components (if necessary), and reset the system for you.

A Well-Designed Security System Can Be Yours Today

Attempting to reset a home security system in Cincinnati can be frustrating if it isn’t equipped with user-friendly instructions and features. If you’re ready to get your intuitive alarm system, call (513) 230-7397 or send in the form below. We’ll be happy to design the right security system for your needs.