Home alarm systems drastically help to deter burglars from breaking and entering your home by up to 300%. At times, however, home alarm systems malfunction or are set off improperly, causing loud noises, distractions, and possible calls to emergency services from your monitoring service itself. Forgetting your alarm’s passcode to disable your alarm can quickly become stressful if you are not fully prepared for the situation. If you have a home alarm installed in your home and you need to reset the device without a code, there are a few ways to do so depending on the system itself and your service provider.
Check Your Home Alarm’s Guide and Instruction Manual
Most home alarm systems along with security cameras include instruction manuals and guided instructions for resetting systems without a readily available passcode. Because each alarm system is uniquely developed, each set of instructions based on the make and model of your device is likely to vary. Not all steps provided by a generic guide to resetting a home alarm will work, especially if you have special prompts to follow and codes to enter into your specific system.
Steps to Take at Home
There are a few steps you are able to take at home depending on the alarm system you have in place as well as the security company you are using. It is not recommended to take any action individually unless you are experienced with alarm systems, electrical work, and security setups.
Calling a company is always advisable before attempting to disable your home alarm system without assistance.
However, if you are adamant about stopping noises coming from your home alarm, the most basic steps involved in the process include:
- Remove the AC adapter and power source of your home’s alarm from the wall
- Open the main panel to your alarm system using a key provided by your security company or another tool that fits in place
- Remove one of the leads from the battery by unplugging the wire from a large block-like chip section inside of your alarm system
- Call your security company immediately to report the incident and to disregard sending unnecessary emergency services to your home
Call Your Security Company Directly
If your home alarm is beeping incessantly or infrequently without a cause, call your home security company directly for immediate and prompt assistance when disabling the system itself. Your security company should have the ability to remotely disable any malfunctions you are experiencing while helping to determine the root cause of your system’s issues. Additionally, if a problem cannot be detected remotely and over the phone, your security company is also capable of sending a professional service tech depending on the home alarm you are using as well as the type of equipment you currently have installed.
Whenever you are tinkering with a home alarm system it is important to keep your safety in mind as well as the overall safety of your property and household. If you are looking for a fully customized home security system that is just right for your home with less technical requirements, contact Protect America today for your free quote and more information on how you can start protecting your home immediately.