How to Reset Your Security Panel

A home security tech guide.


December 2, 2020

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Any homeowner can find a home security system that works for their home or property. Sometimes, though, even the best system faces issues. When that happens, the homeowner will need to reset the security panel.

Resetting is usually not that difficult — but it may be different for every panel or company. Here are a few tips on when and how to reset:

Reasons a security panel needs resetting

There are several reasons a security panel may need to be reset. These can include:

  • The alarm going off

  • The power going off

  • Dead batteries

  • Faulty wiring or a power surge

  • Failed communication between the panel and sensors

  • Failed communication between the panel and the company

  • Random technological glitches

These kinds of issues don’t occur that often, but they can be frustrating when they do. Work with your home security monitoring system to diagnose any potential problems.

Follow the panel’s reset instructions

The best and safest way to reset a security panel is to follow the company’s instructions. Each panel comes with a manual, and the directions in those manuals are often the very best way to get the panel reset quickly and efficiently. If you can’t find the physical manual around your home, you can likely find instructions online.

Other ways to reset s panel

Once a panel has been reset a couple of times, the homeowner should know how to do it again. In some cases, though, there is more than one way to reset the panel. Replacing the batteries can often reset a panel, as can disconnecting the panel’s power source for a few minutes. There may also be a code or sequence that can be put in on the keypad to help the homeowner get the panel reset more easily.

At any rate, pick whichever way works best and is easiest for you to remember.

Are you interested in monitored home security? Reach out to Brinks Home™ today.

Jason Stevens is a senior writer for Brinks Home. He is a "tech guy" who enjoys sharing home security and automation tips with others.

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