It is a little known fact that ADT doesn’t only deter would-be burglars. ADT home security systems detect poisonous gases as well as smoke through sophisticated sensors and monitors. Experts recommend getting an all inclusive system (to include smoke and gas detection) for full coverage. In the event that something unexpected happens, such as a burglar breaks into your home or something catches on fire, the proper authorities will immediately be notified and that could mean the difference between a bad day and a very, very horrible life-altering day. So think about investing in a system, perhaps a guard dog, extra fencing, etc.
But say you don’t want to go all-out like that. ADT offers outstanding standalone home security systems. These systems are doubly effective in protecting your home in that one, they deter criminals from trying to break in at all, and two, if they do, help is not far because the alarm that the unwelcomed guest has triggered will be a signal for police, fire department, and National Guard to show up and regulate. Yes, perhaps not the National Guard, but you get the idea. Your home is protected. And at the end of the day, that’s what counts.
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.
ADT which stands for American District Telegraph dates back to 1847 when it was an American telegraph delivery company. In other words, ADT delivered telegraphs. When people started using phones more as the 1900s approached, ADT slowly saw its messenger business drawing down. So between 1910 and 1930, ADT started looking into providing nearby homes with fire alarm and home burglar alarm systems. The rest is history.
Through several acquisitions and the such, ADT became a household name in home security. Sources show that by 1964 ADT had almost 80% of the market in home security – and in some cities like New York and Memphis, they were the sole provider! They were like the Google of search and Facebook of social media back in the sixties! ADT also provides security to corporate facilities as well.
ADT’s reputation continues through the generations, and is still a household name. Just ask anyone what ADT is, and most people will tell you that they think it is a security company. And they would be right. ADT is today the largest security company in both the US and Canada with over 6.5 million customers, and as of 2013 ADT has 25% of the home security market and 13% of small business security in the United States.