How to Reset an FC Code on ADT Security System

Resetting an FC code begins at the control panel keypad. But even before that, you need to know what kind of alarm control system you’re working with. Let’s start with the FC code designation itself. This code is short for Failed Communication and you can reset it by following very simple steps. For instance, if you have a A910 control system, the first thing to do, as mentioned above, is locate you keypad.

Often this first, and seemingly obvious step is the part that trips homeowners up; they call ADT, they google the answer, they even try flipping through the manual. Now, all these solutions are very good steps, however, they come later. One of the important rules of problem solving is: doing it in order. As an illustration, lets say you’re on a flight. The pilot passes out and the plane goes into a crazy dive, the air masks drop from the ceiling (which freaks everyone out even more), and you recall the safety protocol demonstrations instructing passengers to put on their masks first before attempting to help someone else. But you feel like a hero and try to help the cute girl sitting next to you with her mask first and…

And that’s all you remember. Reason: you passed out while trying to help the girl. So now both you and the girl are passed out, which is not good.

Now back to the A910. Locate the keypad. Next, Press and hold the #9 button for three full seconds, which will sound off three beeps, then enter your master code, then 9, then #, and finally *. And that’s all there is to it. So remember: with any problem solving, do it in the proper order.

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