Security alarms are popular among homes in America, as 25% of homes have one installed. As crime is rampant in large cities across the United States, security alarms offer peace of mind to homeowners who want to protect their families and assets.
Many homeowners acquire an alarm system through a monitoring company. Once the company installs the system, the homeowner enters a commitment for a specific period of time. It could be six months, one year, or even longer. Once the commitment ends and the homeowner no longer wants to continue the service, the home alarm system can stay in the home. However, the company will no longer offer assistance – unless you’re prepared to pay a hefty fee.
This can be problematic if you ever need to reset your home alarm system. A power failure or battery issue can cause a system to be reset. This can also happen if a person buys a new home with no knowledge of the system.
Even if you never encounter any of these issues, you should reset your home alarm system regularly as a good practice. This will make it harder for criminals to know the correct code to break into your home. So, how do you reset your home alarm? Read on for tips to help you through this sometimes challenging process.
Cracking the Code
In order to reset your system, you will need to know the master code. If you have the instruction manual, it should be located there. If you don’t have it, you can still locate it but it will be more difficult.
You will need to gather information about your alarm system. Write down the manufacturer, model number, and serial number. You should be able to find this information on the alarm itself.
The next step is to conduct some research. First, you will want to check the manufacturer website. You can often find owner manuals there. These manuals may have information that can help you reset your alarm.
If you can’t find anything helpful from the manufacturer, do an Internet search to see what you can find. For example, use keywords like “reset alarm (manufacturer name, model).” You might even want to add the serial number so you can get information specific to your alarm system. You should be able to find a variety of resources.
There are sites dedicated to specific manufacturers as well as forums and community boards where other homeowners can share information and answer questions. You might be able to post your question here and, we hope, receive a quick response.