Home Alarm Tamper Reset: What To Do

Things to know when dealing with a tampered alarm.

BY LAUREN SLADE

August 26,2020

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Your alarm begins to sound and you’ve checked to make sure that there are no intruders, so what’s the problem? It could have something to do with your home alarm tamper reset. 

It is possible to have an occasional false alarm, but if this occurs more frequently, you could have a problem with your tamper circuits. Every door and window sensor has a tamper circuit that comes with a protective cover. If it is removed or altered, then the control panel will display a tamper condition in your home. 

Home Alarm Tamper Reset: What Can Cause a Tamper Condition 

There are several things that can cause a  tamper condition  or  trouble code  to be displayed on your control panel. One of the most common is the covers are out of place. Go through your house and make sure that all of the covers are in the correct position. The covers and circuits are meant to be sensitive. If a burglar gets creative and tries to remove or break the cover on a sensor the  monitoring company  will be notified. They will in turn, try to notify the home’s occupants. If they are unable to be reached, the police will be called. 

Other Reasons for Trouble Condition 

  • AC Failure – If there is a power outage in your area, you will not be receiving electrical power to your unit. Your backup battery should be sufficient to keep your system working until the power is restored. 

  • Phone line – Your system is  not detecting  a phone line. If your service is not operational then you’ll need to contact your service provider. 

  • Reset Date and Time – You need to reset the date and time. Check your manual for the instructions. 

  • Zone Fault – Your system is detecting a problem in a  specific  zone of your home. 

  • Low Battery – It’s time to change the batteries. Your control panel should indicate which zones are low on battery power. 

How To Solve Front Door Tamper Alarm: Understand The Type of Tamper 

Not all home alarm tampers are the same. To demystify your front door tamper alarm, you need to know if your problem is arising from a cover tamper or base/back tamper. Let’s quickly review the differences between the two to ease your troubleshooting. 

A cover tamper happens when someone removes the cover from your alarm panel. This action will typically send an alert to the homeowner. A base/back tamper is when someone removes your alarm panel or security device from its mounting location. This action will also send an alert to the homeowner. 

If you need additional assistance with understanding the type of tamper your alarm panel has, seek guidance from a security professional. This will reduce the amount of time you spend troubleshooting and tinkering with your equipment which could potentially make matters worse. 

How to Reset the Tamper Alert 

Put your control panel in Test Mode.  Locate  your user’s manual in order to do this for your specific type of security system. Some  tamper conditions  will give you an alert to the zone it is located in, if not you may have to go to each sensor to make sure that they are all in the proper condition. 

You’ll need to open the sensor by pushing on the top of it. You may need a small, thin tool to help. If the tamper switch is out of place, quickly bend it until it is back in position. After you have finished, replace the cover and put it back in its original condition. 

At your  control panel, you should no longer have a tamper condition displayed on the screen. If the notification is still there, you will may need to contact a professional technician. 

Troubleshoot Your Home Security Concerns With Brinks Home Security ™  

When you choose to protect yourself with Brinks Home, we’re there for you every step of the way. We’ll walk you step-by-step through your installation process to make sure you’re setting your system up properly or, we’ll professionally install it for you so you know it’s done right. That way, you can rest easy knowing your home is being professionally monitored 24/7, and you and your loved ones are protected around the clock. From security cameras to door and window sensors, our packages have something for everyone. And because we don’t believe our customers should have to pay for equipment they don’t want, we keep our packages customizable.  

Lauren Slade is a Dallas based writer and editor. 

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Home Alarm Tamper Reset: What To Do

Things to know when dealing with a tampered alarm.

BY LAUREN SLADE

August 26,2020

Your alarm begins to sound and you’ve checked to make sure that there are no intruders, so what’s the problem? It could have something to do with your home alarm tamper reset. 

It is possible to have an occasional false alarm, but if this occurs more frequently, you could have a problem with your tamper circuits. Every door and window sensor has a tamper circuit that comes with a protective cover. If it is removed or altered, then the control panel will display a tamper condition in your home. 

Home Alarm Tamper Reset: What Can Cause a Tamper Condition 

There are several things that can cause a  tamper condition  or  trouble code  to be displayed on your control panel. One of the most common is the covers are out of place. Go through your house and make sure that all of the covers are in the correct position. The covers and circuits are meant to be sensitive. If a burglar gets creative and tries to remove or break the cover on a sensor the  monitoring company  will be notified. They will in turn, try to notify the home’s occupants. If they are unable to be reached, the police will be called. 

Other Reasons for Trouble Condition 

  • AC Failure – If there is a power outage in your area, you will not be receiving electrical power to your unit. Your backup battery should be sufficient to keep your system working until the power is restored. 

  • Phone line – Your system is  not detecting  a phone line. If your service is not operational then you’ll need to contact your service provider. 

  • Reset Date and Time – You need to reset the date and time. Check your manual for the instructions. 

  • Zone Fault – Your system is detecting a problem in a  specific  zone of your home. 

  • Low Battery – It’s time to change the batteries. Your control panel should indicate which zones are low on battery power. 

How To Solve Front Door Tamper Alarm: Understand The Type of Tamper 

Not all home alarm tampers are the same. To demystify your front door tamper alarm, you need to know if your problem is arising from a cover tamper or base/back tamper. Let’s quickly review the differences between the two to ease your troubleshooting. 

A cover tamper happens when someone removes the cover from your alarm panel. This action will typically send an alert to the homeowner. A base/back tamper is when someone removes your alarm panel or security device from its mounting location. This action will also send an alert to the homeowner. 

If you need additional assistance with understanding the type of tamper your alarm panel has, seek guidance from a security professional. This will reduce the amount of time you spend troubleshooting and tinkering with your equipment which could potentially make matters worse. 

How to Reset the Tamper Alert 

Put your control panel in Test Mode.  Locate  your user’s manual in order to do this for your specific type of security system. Some  tamper conditions  will give you an alert to the zone it is located in, if not you may have to go to each sensor to make sure that they are all in the proper condition. 

You’ll need to open the sensor by pushing on the top of it. You may need a small, thin tool to help. If the tamper switch is out of place, quickly bend it until it is back in position. After you have finished, replace the cover and put it back in its original condition. 

At your  control panel, you should no longer have a tamper condition displayed on the screen. If the notification is still there, you will may need to contact a professional technician. 

Troubleshoot Your Home Security Concerns With Brinks Home Security ™  

When you choose to protect yourself with Brinks Home, we’re there for you every step of the way. We’ll walk you step-by-step through your installation process to make sure you’re setting your system up properly or, we’ll professionally install it for you so you know it’s done right. That way, you can rest easy knowing your home is being professionally monitored 24/7, and you and your loved ones are protected around the clock. From security cameras to door and window sensors, our packages have something for everyone. And because we don’t believe our customers should have to pay for equipment they don’t want, we keep our packages customizable.  

Lauren Slade is a Dallas based writer and editor. 

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