How To Disarm a Home Alarm Without a Code

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In 2019, almost 7 million property crimes were reported in total throughout the entire United States, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Home alarms help to reduce the risk of a property becoming a potential target for burglars and vandals by more than 300 percent and can increase safety and protection both inside and outside of your home at all times.

If your home alarm system is already installed and the alarm has been set off for unknown reasons and you’re asking yourself, “How do I turn off my alarm?” There are a few steps to take to disarm your alarm without sending a signal to your local authorities.

Reasons You Should Know How to Secure Your Home Without an Alarm Code

Every home is built differently, which means every space needs its own custom alarm system. You could move into a new home with a security panel, but you don’t have a code for the system. Or maybe the code that you do have for the system is wrong or just doesn’t work. These are all valid reasons for needing to know how to secure your home security system without an alarm code.

Reasons You Should Secure Your Home with an Alarm Code

Having an alarm code for your security system provides homeowners with an extra layer of protection against intruders. Choosing a strong alarm code that’s difficult for unwanted guests to guess makes it tougher for them to break into your home. For example, using your address or 1,2,3,4 would not be as secure as an anniversary, birthday, or other random set of numbers.

There are security options available on the market today that let homeowners assign unique disarming passcodes to guests. Assigning unique passcodes to guests allows families and homeowners to know who and when someone is entering their home. When you pair a coded house alarm with 24/7 professional monitoring, you’re arming your home with round-the-clock security. That being said, you should always be extremely careful with whom you choose to share any of your passcodes.

Keep in mind that it’s not easy to disarm a home alarm without a code. This helps ensure that your potential intruders are not easily able to hack your system and break into your home.

Access the Main Control Panel of Your Alarm System

Disarming a home alarm without a code is not always possible. It is also based on the specific security system and console that you have in your home. Before taking steps to disarm your alarm manually, it is important to understand that you may be financially liable for any damage or problems that arise during the process if a professional service technician is not available to help assist you from your security company. We recommend contacting a professional if you can, but if that is not possible for some reason, some of the most common steps to take when disarming a home alarm include:

  • Locate the main access panel of your home alarm system. It’s often located in a garage, utility room, or washroom (depending on where you selected when having your security system installed).

  • Remove the AC power to the home alarm console from the wall directly.

  • Use your console’s access key (or another item such as a small screw) to unlock and open the system’s backing.

  • Lastly, disconnect at least one of the wires that are attached to the system’s main battery, which is blocky and noticeable in most units.

Check Your Alarm’s Instruction Manual or Troubleshooting Guide

Are you hesitant to dismantle your home alarm console on your own? Then you should reference the troubleshooting guide or instruction manual you received with your security equipment and console. Most manuals include detailed instructions on how to eliminate pesky sounds while disarming an alarm system without your code. If you are not confident to do this on your own, make sure to call an expert who can help walk you through it.

Call Your Home Security System Provider

While some home alarm systems allow individuals to disarm the console even without a security or access code, it is not always possible. If your alarm system does not have a solution available for users without a passcode present, you can call your home security system provider for further assistance. The sooner you call your home alarm company, the less likely you are to alert local emergency services which can lead to a false alarm call for a faulty or malfunctioning system.

If you are looking for a professionally monitored home security system, contact us at Brinks Home™ to start building your new system today. We offer a wide variety of home safety and smart devices to work with your alarm to make your life safer and more secure. Click here to get a free quote and start building your security system, today.

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