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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your McAllen Home System

An important advantage of getting your security system installed professionally is that you rarely find a reason to make major adjustments to it. With that being said, there will likely be a couple situations where you need to reset your alarms in McAllen. When using a smart command panel, your system reset usually takes a few minor button tap after 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 McAllen home security system, read your owner’s manual prior to proceeding. You wouldn’t want to undermine your property’s defense because you hit the wrong button. Also, control panels might change if you switched from a numerical keypad to a digital command hub. And if you’re struggling to reset your system, don't hesitate to call the professionals.

Resetting Your McAllen Security System After A False Alarm

Generally, a false alarm happens as a result of an accidentally tripped sensor. You are able to engage the control panel or access your ADT security app and touch the shield icon and submit your credentials to switch off the system for these instances. You might receive notification from your security monitoring team, but just tell them you experienced a false alarm.

Resetting Your Alarm When Experiencing A Power Outage In McAllen

If the power goes out due to a storm or other event, you may begin hearing a repeated, high-pitched beep from your control panel. This lets you know that your home’s defense is running off the secondary power source. To reset the alarm and stop the steady beeps, you need to deactivate and reactivate your system.

But please note, if power is out for an extended time, you might need a full reset of your home’s security. Follow the directions in the instruction manual -- typically by putting in your code and tapping the on/off button two times -- and you should be back in business. You may continue to notice the auxiliary power beeping, as it might not stop until your battery is fully charged. Contact your security technician if you are still having problems with your ADT equipment at least 20 hours after your power is back on.

Reset Your Home Security System After Replacing A Battery

Occasionally you will have to change a battery in one of your home security components. When this needs to be done, you should change your home’s defense to "Test Mode" so you prevent setting off an alarm by accident. After the battery is replaced, change the system out of test mode and resume normal operations. If the command center fails to notice the component or the battery light is still on, you might need a full reset of your security system.

Resetting Your McAllen Security System After Adding Or Deleting Someone

Removing or adding users can be accomplished on the ADT Command panel and the ADT Control mobile app. You won’t require a system reset when deleting or adding users. However, if you relocate to a new house that already has an ADT system, you need to contact your home security professional at (956) 291-4643 to start a new contract. The installation tech will come out and replace equipment, place more alarms or cameras (as required), and do a factory reset.

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

Figuring out how to reset a home security system in McAllen can be difficult if it fails to include user-friendly devices and controls. If you’re ready to get your easy-to-use home security system, contact (956) 291-4643 or submit the form below. Our specialists are pleased to customize the right security system for your property.