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Test the ADT Devices

You can never be too careful, especially when your family's safety is depended on it. Test your ADT devices to check if they're working properly.

Security Hub

It is strongly recommended that you perform a weekly test of your ADT Security Hub, detectors, and alarms.

  1. Select System Settings from the Home screen on your ADT Security Hub.

  2. Enter the Master User Code and then select Walk Test.

  3. Select Console Test and follow the on-screen instructions.

  4. Touch Home to exit Test Mode.

Door and Window Detectors

Once you’ve finished setting up your Door and Window detectors, you should perform a Walk Test to ensure that the detectors are installed and working correctly.

  1. Select System Settings from the Home screen on your ADT Security Hub.

  2. Enter the Master User Code and then select Walk Test.

  3. Select Sensors Test and follow the on-screen instructions.

    If a detector fails the Sensors Test, check that it's been installed correctly or visit SmartThings.com/Support-ADT for assistance

  4. Touch Home to exit Test Mode.

Motion Detector

If you have an ADT professional monitoring service activated, additional testing is required whenever you connect a new device. Follow the on-screen instructions in the SmartThings app to complete testing.

You can test the coverage of the ADT Motion Detector by pressing Walk Test on the side. For the next 10 minutes, the red LED will illuminate when it senses movement, allowing you to adjust the aim of the detector to cover the desired protection area.

Note: Each time the red LED illuminates, a signal will be sent to the ADT Security Hub.

You can also test your ADT Motion Detector by performing a Walk Test on the ADT Security Hub, walking through the detection field, and then checking its status on the ADT Security Hub panel.

Water Leak Detector

You can test your ADT Water Leak Detector by placing a few drops of water on the metal contacts, and then checking its status in the SmartThings app.

Note: If you have an ADT professional monitoring service, visit SmartThings.com/Support-ADT to learn more about testing your ADT Water Leak Detector.

Smoke Alarm

Test the ADT Smoke Alarm after installation and then on a weekly basis. Before initiating any of the below tests, place your ADT Security Hub in Walk Test Mode.

If you have an ADT professional monitoring service activated, additional testing is required whenever you connect a new device. Follow the on-screen instructions in the SmartThings app to complete testing.

  • Alarm Operation Test: Press and hold the Test button on the alarm for a minimum of five seconds. The alarm will sound, and the red LED will blink. The ADT Security Hub will display an alert for the smoke alarm.

  • Direct Heat Test: Direct heat toward the alarm using a hair dryer. Be sure to hold the heat source about 12 inches from the alarm to avoid damaging the plastic. The alarm will reset once it cools down.

  • Smoke Test: Hold a match, canned smoke, or a smoldering stick near the alarm with caution and gently blow smoke through the alarm until it goes off.

If the alarm fails to activate with any of these tests, clean it and repeat the tests. If cleaning does not restore the alarm to normal operation, it should be replaced. Check the date when the alarm should be replaced, which is located on the sidewall of the alarm.

Your alarm should be cleaned at least once a year.

To clean your alarm, remove it from the mounting base. You can clean the interior by using a vacuum cleaner hose to blow or vacuum through the openings. The outside can be wiped with a dry cloth. After cleaning, reinstall and test your alarm as described above.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

This carbon monoxide alarm must be tested and maintained weekly. This device is designed to protect individuals from the acute effects of carbon monoxide exposure. It will not fully safeguard individuals with specific medical conditions. If in doubt, consult a medical practitioner. Individuals with medical problems may consider using warning devices which provide audible and visual signals for carbon monoxide concentrations under 30 ppm.

Test the ADT Carbon Monoxide Alarm weekly by pressing and holding TEST & HUSH for a few seconds while the ADT Security Hub is in Walk Test Mode. If the ADT Security Hub displays "Sensor was triggered," the test is successful.

Replace the alarm when the “Replace unit by” date has been reached (check label on the side of the device).

Note: If you have an ADT professional monitoring service activated, additional testing is required whenever you connect a new device. Follow the on-screen instructions in the SmartThings app to complete testing.

Keychain Remote

You can test your ADT Keychain Remote by performing a Walk Test on the ADT Security Hub. Press any button on the remote while within 15 feet of the ADT Security Hub, and then check its status on the touchscreen.

Note: If you have an ADT professional monitoring service activated, additional testing is required whenever you connect a new device. Follow the on-screen instructions in the SmartThings app to complete testing.

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