How to Set an ADT Alarm at Night When Going to Bed

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You can set an ADT alarm at night when going to bed.
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ADT offers a variety of home security system options. The process of setting an ADT home security alarm varies, depending on the type of alarm you are using. The Ademco 4110, DSC Power 832 Version 2, Safewatch EZ and Simon XT, for example, are four different types of ADT alarm systems. You must follow a slightly different procedure to arm each of these alarms before you go to bed at night.

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ADT Ademco 4110

The ADT Ademco 4110 provides you with three types of protection: burglary, fire and emergency. To set this alarm at night:

  1. Shut and lock all of the doors in your home. Close and lock all windows.

  2. Go to your ADT alarm. Key in your security code.

  3. Press "Instant" (which also doubles as the number "7" key.) Wait for the alarm to beep three times and the "Armed" LED light to turn red. This is an indication that the alarm is active. The alarm will go off instantly if a door or window is opened. You can move freely throughout the house.

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DSC Power 832 Version 2

ADT designed its DSC Power 832 Version 2 for flexibility and convenience. To set the alarm at bedtime:

  1. Shut and lock all of the doors in your home. Close and lock all windows. Ensure that there is no activity going on in the areas monitored by the alarm's motion detectors.

  2. Go to your ADT alarm. Verify that the alarm's "Ready" light is lit.

  3. Key in your security code. If the code is entered incorrectly, the alarm will sound one long two-second beep. In this case, press the pound key (#); then re-enter the security code. If the code was entered correctly, the alarm will beep rapidly and the "Armed" light will come on. The alarm will go off if a door or window is opened. You can move freely throughout the house.

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ADT Safewatch EZ

ADT's Safewatch EZ is a deadbolt-activated security system that uses its computerized control panel for constant monitoring of your entry door and deadbolt status. To set the Safewatch EZ when going to bed:

  1. Close and lock all windows in your home.

  2. Shut and lock all of the doors in your home.

  3. Go to your ADT alarm. Press the "Stay" button. The "Armed" indicator light will come on. The "Stay" indicator light will blink for 60 seconds, then stay lit, indicating that the alarm is active. The alarm will go off if a door or window is opened. You can move freely throughout the house.

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Simon XT Alarm

ADT's Simon XT alarm makes use of wireless technology to alert you of fire, intrusion and the presence of carbon monoxide. It can also be used to control appliances and lights in your home. To set the Simon XT at night:

  1. Shut and lock all of the doors in your home. Close and lock all windows in your home.

  2. Go to your ADT alarm. Flip open the key cover. Press the "Doors + Windows" button.

  3. Key in your security code. "Doors + Windows" will appear on the alarm's display. The "Doors + Windows" light will come on. You will hear the alarm say, "Doors and windows on," followed by a series of beeps. The alarm is now active. It will go off if a door or window is opened. You can move freely throughout the house.

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Maya Austen

Maya Austen began freelance writing in 2009. She has written for many online publications on a wide variety of topics ranging from physical fitness to amateur astronomy. She's also an author and e-book publisher. Austen has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the New England Institute of Art and currently lives in Boston, Mass.