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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Ithaca Home System

An important advantage of having your home security system set up by trained experts is that you rarely need to worry about it. However, there will likely be times when you must reset your alarms in Ithaca. If you’re utilizing the ADT Command hub, a reset typically requires just a few minor taps of the touchscreen when you’ve experienced a false alarm, power outage, or battery change.

Check Your Owner’s Manual Before Attempting An Alarm Reset

Here’s a simple yet valuable tip before you begin to reset your Ithaca home security system, read your owner’s manual ahead of time. You wouldn’t want to compromise your home’s protection as a result of touching something incorrectly. Additionally, the process may be different if you switched from a numerical keypad to a modernized touchscreen interface. Keep in mind that if you’re unable to figure out how to reset your system, don't hesitate to call the professionals.

Resetting Your Ithaca Security System After A False Alarm

Usually, a false alarm happens as a result of a sensor that was tripped by accident. You may utilize the control panel or open your ADT smartphone app and touch the shield icon and submit your security code to deactivate the alarms for these instances. You could be contacted by your monitoring professionals, but just tell them you experienced a false alarm.

Tips To Reset Your Alarm After A Power Outage In Ithaca

When you lose power because of lighting, strong winds, or other reasons, you may start to hear a steady beep from your alarm’s central interface. This signifies that your home’s defense is using the backup battery. To reset your unit and halt the constant chirping, you should disarm/rearm the system.

But please note, if you lose power for a longer period of time, you could need a complete reset of your home’s security. Follow the directions in your user’s handbook -- usually by entering your unique passcode and hitting the off button twice -- and you should be back to normal. You might continue to notice chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it’s possible it won’t stop until your battery is fully charged. Contact your home security specialists if you are still having issues with your ADT system 20 hours after your power is back on.

How To Reset Your Home Security System After Switching Out A Battery

There will be infrequent times when you will have to switch out a battery in one of your security devices. To do this, you will change your home’s defense to test mode so you avoid triggering a false alarm. When the battery is replaced, change the alarm out of "Test Mode" and restore your usual settings. If the system doesn't notice the device or the battery light is still on, you may need a full reset of your security system.

Resetting Your Ithaca Security System After Adding Or Deleting A User

Adding and deleting people can be completed on the ADT Command panel and the ADT Control mobile app. You should never require a resetting of your system when deleting or adding a user or code. But you should note, if you move into a new house with an existing ADT alarm system, you should contact your home security professional at (607) 204-9053 to start a new service. The installation tech will visit your property to replace equipment, set up additional devices (as required), and perform a full reset.

A Well-Designed Security System Is The Right Choice

Figuring out how to reset a home security system in Ithaca can be frustrating if it fails to include clear devices and controls. If you would like to get your intuitive alarm system, contact (607) 204-9053 or send in the form below. We’ll be happy to design the ideal security system for your needs.