How To Change Your Home Alarm Code

And why you might want to do it.


December 15, 2020

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Changing the code on your home alarm is something you might want to do for several reasons. For example, if you’ve had a guest over and given him or her the alarm code, you may want to change it after the guest leaves.

Additionally, if you’ve had someone in your family move out — especially after a break-up or other tense situation — you may want to change the alarm code. You also may want to change the code from time to time just like you do the PIN on your debit card — for security purposes.

How hard is it to do? That depends on the alarm equipment and the home security company you’re using.

Follow the directions for your equipment

The type of alarm system you have will affect how to change the alarm code. In some cases, you can change the code at the system keypad itself. In other cases, you will need to go to your computer and use the alarm system website to change your code. How this works will depend on the equipment and security company you’re using.

The owner’s manual should show how to make the change, and you can also call your home security company to find out how to make the change to your alarm code or create a new user.

Take to the internet for more information

Suppose you don’t have access to your alarm system’s owner’s manual or simply need a little bit of extra help. In that case, you can often find advice online for your specific alarm system and security system provider.

Many online forums also allow you to interact with other people using the same systems you have to see if they are experiencing similar challenges with changing their alarm codes.

Work with a reputable alarm company

Working with a reputable alarm company is essential and can help ensure you receive critical customer service:

  • Access to knowledgeable technicians and customer support

  • Easy-to-navigate advice or tutorials on your alarm system

  • Simple directions for changing your alarm code

  • Contact resources for when you need support

Not all alarm companies emphasize customer service support after you’ve purchased your alarm system, which can make doing something as simple as changing an alarm code a frustrating and stressful experience.

By choosing a reputable home security company, you will have access to information, resources, and customer support to help you through troubleshooting and questions, like changing your alarm code.

Ready for a monitored security system? Contact Brinks Home™ today for a free quote.

Allison Clark is a senior writer for Brinks Home. She enjoys educating others on the benefits of smart home security and using technology to simplify everyday life.

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