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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Chico Home System

An important advantage of getting your home security hooked up by professionals is that you hardly ever find a reason to make major adjustments to it. Even so, there will likely be a few instances where you need to reset your alarms in Chico. When using the ADT Command panel, resetting usually needs only one or two taps of the touchscreen following occurrences like battery changes, power outages, and false alarms.

Check Your Instruction Manual Before Resetting Your Alarm

One note of caution before you start resetting your Chico home security system, consult your manual ahead of time. You’ll never want to undermine your system as a result of touching the wrong button. Also, control panels might have changed if you moved from a numerical keypad to a digital command hub. And if you can't reset your system, don't worry as you can always contact the professionals.

Resetting Your Chico Security System Because Of A False Alarm

Typically, a false alarm happens due to the accidental tripping of a sensor. You can engage the ADT Command touchscreen or open your ADT smartphone app and touch the shield option and submit your security code to turn off the system for these instances. You might be contacted by your security monitoring team, but just tell them it was a false alarm.

Resetting Your Alarm After A Power Outage In Chico

If the power goes out from a storm or other event, you may begin hearing a steady beep from your central command hub. That indicates that your security is being powered by the secondary power source. To reset the alarm and halt the constant chirping, you should disarm/rearm the system.

However, if your power outage lasts for an extended time, you may need a full system reset. Follow the directions in your user’s handbook -- usually by putting in your code and hitting the on/off button twice -- and you should be running fine. You could still hear chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it may not cease until your battery is fully charged. Contact your home security specialists if you continue to have issues with your ADT controls 20 hours after the power is resumed.

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

Occasionally you will have to switch out a battery powering one of your security devices. To do this, you will change your system to "Test Mode" so you prevent setting off an accidental alarm. After the new battery is put in place, change the alarm panel out of test mode and resume your usual settings. If the command center is unable to register the piece of equipment or the battery indicator is still on, you might need a full reset of your security system.

Reset Your Chico Security System When Adding Or Removing Someone

Removing or adding users can be done on your ADT Command interface and your ADT smartphone app. You should never have to perform a reset of your alarm when deleting or adding users. With that being said, if you relocate to a new house that already has an ADT security system, you'll want to contact your home security professional at (530) 205-3977 to set up a new plan. The installer will visit your property to replace components, place more components (if needed), and perform a full reset.

A Well-Designed Security System Is The Right Choice

Attempting to reset a home security system in Chico can be a challenge if it fails to include understandable devices and controls. If you’re ready to find your easy-to-use home security system, call (530) 205-3977 or send in the form below. Our specialists are happy to help customize the right security system for your property.