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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Long Island Home System

An important advantage of having your home security system set up by trained experts is that you hardly ever need to make major adjustments to it. However, there will likely be a few instances when you need to reset your alarms in Long Island. If you’re utilizing a smart command interface, your system reset usually takes one or two tap of a button following occurrences like battery changes, power outages, and false alarms.

Consult Your Instruction Manual Before Resetting Your Alarm

One note of caution before you start resetting your Long Island home security system, consult your owner’s manual ahead of time. You’ll never want to compromise your system as a result of touching a button in error. Also, your system could be different if you upgraded from a numerical keypad to a fully digital system. Keep in mind that if you can't reset your system, don't be reluctant to call the professionals.

Resetting Your Long Island Security System Because Of A False Alarm

Typically, a false alarm takes place due to the accidental tripping of a sensor. You are able to engage the central hub or access your ADT smartphone app and hit the shield image and type in your credentials to deactivate the system when this occurs. You might get a call from your 24-hour monitoring specialists, but just tell them you experienced a false alarm.

How To Reset Your Alarm After A Power Outage In Long Island

When you lose power from lighting, strong winds, or other reasons, you may begin hearing a steady beep from your alarm’s central interface. This lets you know that the alarm is using the backup battery. To reset your unit and stop the steady beeps, you must take steps to disarm and rearm your security.

But please note, if your power outage lasts for prolonged time frame, you might need a full reset of your home’s security. Follow the directives in your user’s handbook -- usually by submitting your unique passcode and hitting the designated button twice -- and you should be back in business. You may continue to notice chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it might not end until your battery is fully charged. Contact your security technician if you keep having issues with your ADT controls 20 hours after the power is resumed.

Reset Your Home Security System After Changing A Battery

There will be infrequent times when you must switch out a battery powering one of the devices in your security installation. In order to accomplish this, you want to change your home’s defense to Test Mode so you prevent setting off an accidental alarm. When the new battery is put in place, move the alarm panel from "Test Mode" and restore normal operations. If the command center is unable to notice the device or the battery indicator is still on, you may require a full reset of your security system.

Resetting Your Long Island Security System When Adding Or Removing Someone

Adding and deleting people can be accomplished on your ADT Command interface and the ADT Control mobile app. You won’t have to perform a system reset after adding or removing a user or code. With that being said, if you move into a new house already equipped with an ADT security system, you need to reach out to your residential security experts at (631) 213-3528 to set up a new plan. The technician will go on site to upgrade components, place other devices (if necessary), and do a factory reset.

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

Resetting a home security system in Long Island is a challenge if it fails to include user-friendly devices and controls. If you’re ready to get your intuitive home protection system, call (631) 213-3528 or submit the form below. Our team is happy to customize the right security system for your property.