We know how frustrating it can be when your alarm goes off and you have no idea what to do. That’s why we created this easy-to-follow guide on how to turn off your home security system.
If you have a home alarm console, it’s important to know how to disable the AC power. This will allow you to reset or troubleshoot any problems with your system without having an active connection between the panel and the backup battery.
Turning off the home security system is also a good idea if you’re going on vacation for more than a day or two because it can prevent false alarms from being triggered by an accident while you’re away.
You can turn off or power down your home alarm system by disconnecting its backup battery and then unplugging the transformer from the wall outlet for the device. You can confirm that the panel has been powered down by checking its touchscreen or keypad and making sure it is blank.
If the power goes out or you just unplug the system, your alarm system will continue to function because it has its backup battery. However, if the power outage lasts longer than 48 hours, the battery may die and turn off the alarm system.
To prevent this from happening, disconnecting the backup battery is necessary before turning off or unplugging any other components of your security system. This ensures that all systems are powered down properly so no one can access them while they are not in use.
The next step is to unplug both ends of the transformer for your device from their respective outlets (the wall outlet and another electrical socket). Once these two steps have been completed successfully, you can confirm that everything has been turned off by checking its touchscreen or keypad and making sure that it is blank.
To learn more about various features of home security systems, visit our blog section.
Virginia Hoff is a former police officer with over 20 years experience, and currently acts as the Senior Security Writer for Be-Safe.org.
Her expertise include Home Security and Family Protection.