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March 01, 2022

How To Reset Your Joliet System

A nice benefit of having your home security system set up professionally is that you seldom find a reason to make major adjustments to it. However, there may be a few instances where you have to reset your alarms in Joliet. If you’re utilizing a smart command interface, a reset typically takes a few minor button tap when you’ve experienced a false alarm, power outage, or battery change.

Check Your Instruction Manual Before Trying to Reset Your Alarm Panel

A word to the wise before you begin to reset your Joliet home security system, read your instruction manual first. You’ll never want to compromise your property’s defense due to pressing a button in error. In addition, the process may have changed if you switched from a numerical keypad to a modernized touchscreen interface. Keep in mind that if you’re struggling to reset your system, don't hesitate to contact your trusted security specialists.

Resetting Your Joliet Home Security System After A False Alarm

Generally, a false alarm takes place because of the accidental tripping of a sensor. You can use the central hub or open your ADT smartphone app and touch the shield image and type in your credentials to turn off the system when this occurs. You might receive notification from your security monitoring team, but just let them know you experienced a false alarm.

Tips To Reset Your Alarm When Experiencing A Power Outage In Joliet

If the power goes out because of lighting, strong winds, or other reasons, you could begin hearing a repeated, high-pitched beep from your central command hub. This signifies that your home’s defense is running off the secondary power source. To reset the alarm and halt the beeping, you must deactivate and reactivate your system.

However, if power is out for an extended time, you may need a full reset of your system. Heed the instructions in the manual -- usually by submitting your unique passcode and pressing the off button two times -- and you should be running fine. You could continue to notice chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it may not stop until the battery charges entirely. Reach out to your security technician if you continue to have issues with your ADT system at least 20 hours after your power is back on.

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

Occasionally you will have to replace a battery in one of your security devices. To do this, you should change your alarm system to "Test Mode" so you avoid triggering a false alarm. When the you replace the old battery, remove 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 icon remains on, you may need a whole system reset.

Resetting Your Joliet Security System Following The Addition Or Deletion Of A Code

The addition and deletion of people can be accomplished on the ADT Command panel and the ADT Control mobile app. You won’t have to perform a reset of your alarm following the addition or deletion of a user or code. But you should note, if you move into a new home that already has an ADT alarm system, you should call your home security professional at (815) 242-2890 to start a new contract. The installation tech will come out and upgrade components, set up additional alarms or cameras (if necessary), and perform a full reset.

A User-Friendly Security System Is The Right Choice

Resetting a home security system in Joliet will likely be a challenge if it isn’t equipped with user-friendly equipment and instructions. If you would like to get your easy-to-use alarm system, dial (815) 242-2890 or submit the form below. Our team is pleased to help customize the ideal security system for your needs.