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March 07, 2022

How To Reset Your Portland System

A nice benefit of having your home security system installed professionally is that you rarely find a reason to make major adjustments to it. Even so, there could be a couple situations when you have to reset your alarms in Portland. If you use the ADT Command panel, resetting usually requires just one or two taps of the touchscreen after a false alarm, power outage, or battery change.

Read The Owner’s Manual Before Resetting Your Alarm

Here’s a simple yet valuable tip before you try to reset your Portland home security system, check your owner’s manual first. You wouldn’t want to damage your home’s protection because you hit something incorrectly. Additionally, your system could have changed if you upgraded from a numerical keypad to a fully digital system. If there’s ever a time when you can't reset your system, don't hesitate to reach out to the experts.

Resetting Your Portland Home Security System Because Of A False Alarm

Generally, a false alarm takes place because of a sensor that was tripped by accident. You can utilize the control panel or open the ADT mobile app and tap the shield icon and enter your security code to turn off the system for these instances. You could get a call from your 24-hour monitoring specialists, but just let them know you experienced a false alarm.

Resetting Your Alarm Following A Power Outage In Portland

If the power goes out because of a storm or other event, you might begin hearing a repeated, high-pitched beep from your alarm’s central interface. That indicates that your security is being powered by the battery backup. To reset your equipment and stop the beeping, you need to take steps to disarm and rearm your security.

Keep in mind, if your power outage lasts for prolonged time frame, you might need a full reset of your system. Follow the instructions in the instruction manual -- normally by submitting your PIN number and tapping the on/off button twice -- and you should be back to normal. You may keep hearing chirping caused by the secondary power source, as it’s possible it won’t end until your battery is fully charged. Reach out to your security technician if you continue to have problems with your ADT equipment a day after power is restored.

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

There will be infrequent times when you will have to change a battery within one of the devices in your security installation. In order to accomplish this, you want to switch your system to "Test Mode" so you prevent setting off a false alarm. When the you replace the old battery, move the alarm from test mode and resume normal operations. If the control panel doesn't register the device or the battery light is still on, you could require a whole system reset.

Reset Your Portland Security System When Adding Or Removing Someone

Removing or adding people can be completed on your ADT Command hub and your ADT mobile app. You won’t need a system reset after adding or removing users. With that being said, if you find yourself moving to a new house with an existing ADT security system, you'll want to call your security specialists at (503) 300-4377 to start a new service. The technician will visit your property to switch out components, install more devices (if necessary), and do a factory reset.

An Easy-To-Use Security System Can Be Yours Today

Attempting to reset a home security system in Portland is difficult if it doesn’t have clear equipment and instructions. If you would like to get your easy-to-use home protection system, contact (503) 300-4377 or send in the form below. Our team is happy to design the ideal security system for your residence.