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How to Sneak Out of Your House With an ADT Alarm System

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A step by step guide on how to sneak out of your house with an ADT alarm system without setting it off.


Sneaking out of your house can be an intimidating task, especially if your home is equipped with an ADT alarm system. In order to make sure you don’t get caught, it’s important to be prepared beforehand. You should learn how to disable the alarm system and make sure you know the passcode if you need to re-arm the system. Additionally, you’ll need to map out the best route to get out of the house without being noticed. Let’s look at the preparation steps that you’ll need to take before sneaking out of your house with an ADT alarm system.

Familiarize yourself with your ADT alarm system

Before you undertake the task of sneaking out of your house, you should take the time to familiarize yourself with your ADT alarm system. Locate the main keypad, which is usually located near an exit door or in a stairwell, and make a note of its layout and functions.

Take a few minutes to review your ADT user manual to understand what readings each key on the keypad takes and how each one works. Additionally, consider visiting the ADT website for any videos or FAQs that are available; these can be helpful in understanding any additional features on your system.

It is also important to know how and when your system needs armed or disarmed. In most cases, this requires entering a code into the designated keypad to set and unset an alarm. Some systems allow you to use an app on a smartphone, but this will depend on which kind of system you have installed in your home. Be sure to know the exact process for setting or resetting your alarm before attempting any kind of unauthorized exit from home – knowing how it works will help you avoid detection from sensors at exits or windows.

Determine the best exit route

When planning how to sneak out of your house, it’s important to consider the best exit route. Assess the particular home’s layout, check which doors are closed and locked, and decide where a window or door can be opened without triggering any noise alarms.

Think about where you want your exit and entrance point to be. Make sure they are two separate routes – having multiple points of entry and exit is a great way to help keep yourself safe as well as fooling the ADT alarm system into thinking nothing is amiss. Once you have established your route identify what kind of distractions you can use on any sensitive areas such as windows sensors or bed sensors – soft rugs can provide sound buffer; curtains can be draped in front of sensors for visual disruption; and air vents can often be sufficiently blocked with some folded fabric or fabric-covered furniture.

Make sure you have the necessary items you’ll need

It is important to make sure that you have all the necessary items you will need in order to successfully exit your home with an ADT alarm system. Before leaving your house, you should gather any keys or cards that are required to open doors or disarm any security systems. Additionally, you should consider having a pair of shoes or clothing that will help minimize the noise created by your footsteps. This includes rubber-soled shoes and clothing that does not create too much friction when being worn. Once gathered, it’s important to store these items in a safe and secure location so they are not misplaced or lost before your departure. Finally, it’s essential to know where any emergency exits located near your home may be so that you can exit quickly and safely if an alarm is triggered.

Disarming the Alarm

Disarming the alarm is the first obstacle you will face when sneaking out of your house with an ADT alarm system. Depending on the type of system you have, there are a variety of ways to bypass it. In this section, we will go over some of the common ways to disarm an ADT alarm system and explain how to do it without setting off the alarm.

Disable the sensors

Disabling the sensors is an important step in sneaking out of your house if you have an ADT alarm system installed. Each sensor must be disabled in order for the alarm system to remain inactive. ADT systems typically have different types of sensors such as motion detectors, glass break detectors, and door or window open/close detectors. Knowing where every type of detector is placed and successfully disabling them is key to successfully slipping out undetected.

Motion Detectors – Some motion detectors may be temporarily disabled by turning them off at their on/off switch, however most models must be physically removed from their mounting bracket to disable it. You should also check the coverage area of the motion detector to ensure that you don’t pass through its detection area without it being set off.

Glass Break Detectors – Glass break detectors are usually placed near windows and glass sliding doors, providing security against burglary attempts through these access points to your home. To disable a glass break detector you can either turn it off at its on/off switch or simply place something in front of the device’s microphone such as a thick blanket or rug to muffle its sound detection capabilities.

Door & Window Open/Close Detector – These devices protect your home from potential burglaries by detecting when doors or windows open and sending a signal back to the ADT main receiver unit, alerting owners that there is activity happening near vulnerable exit points in the home. To disable this type of detector, you will need to unplug them directly from their power source for temporary disabling until they’re ready for re-enablement once you return home safely.

Enter your code to disable the alarm

Whether you’re looking for some freedom from your parents or just need to be someplace at a certain time without letting everyone know, sneaking out of the house can become necessary. Disarming an ADT alarm system is one of the most important steps in getting out silently and without incident.

Before attempting to disarm your alarm, make sure to have the code handy. If you don’t remember it, contact ADT customer service with your account information first so that you can get the right code. Once you’ve found it, be sure to type it in slowly and double check to make sure that all numbers are correct before submitting it.

Entering the wrong code will trigger an alarm immediately which could alert others in your home or even alert security personnel if a contract requires admission into a specific location. Entering each number properly will ensure that no incorrect entry has been made and will turn off the alarm safely and quietly.

Simply entering your code will disable the system no question asked – as long as you remember it correctly! Once this has been done, you should be able to sneak out of your home without any trouble or suspicion from those at home or outside of the area.

Make sure the alarm is disabled

If your home has an ADT alarm system, it is possible to sneak out and avoid tripping the alarm. However, it is essential that you take the time to make sure that the alarm is disabled before you attempt to leave. As such, start by ensuring that your alarm is turned off completely: check for an illuminated green light on the keypad or a sound of beeps when deactivating the system. Also make sure that no motion detectors or external door contacts are set up because they will go off if disturbed. Furthermore, look out for any window sensors which may need to be put into bypass mode in order for them not to trigger the alarm system when you attempt to leave. Finally, double-check all doors and windows that had been previously locked with your code (or if there are any open) and ensure they are securely closed before trying to exit your home.

Exiting the House

In this section, we will discuss how to sneak out of your house without setting off an ADT alarm system. We will cover everything from the gear you will need and the steps you should take to ensure you are exiting the house without setting off your ADT alarm system. Before we begin, it is important to keep in mind that it is never a good idea to attempt to bypass a security system and it can be dangerous.

Open the door and exit as quickly and quietly as possible

When trying to sneak out of your house with an ADT alarm system, it is important to minimize the amount of time the door is open. Open the door just enough to slip out and exit as quickly and quietly as possible. Your movements should be quick but deliberate, making sure not to jostle or click any locks that may activate an alarm in the system. Avoid creaking floors or steps while sneaking out and make sure all entry/exit points are shut tightly behind you as you leave. When possible, test doorknobs prior to opening doors to be sure they won’t make a loud noise upon exiting. It is crucial to be aware of how long you are taking and how much noise you are creating when sneaking out of your house with an ADT alarm system; if an alarm does go off, there’s a good chance that it will be noticed quickly.

Avoid making any noise as you leave

One of the most important things to remember when attempting to sneak out of your house with an ADT alarm system is to avoid making any noise as you leave. Your alarm system will detect any noise above a certain decibel level, especially during its silent mode setting, so aim to be as quiet as possible while you prepare to leave your home.

Start by slowly opening and closing all doors leading outside. Make sure the door locks are in their respective unlocked positions before exiting and that no bangs or other disruptive noises are made in the process. To maintain silence, turn doorknobs clockwise until they give way without making any clicking or snapping sounds. Keep in mind that if your door frame has been rattled or pushed on too hard at any point before this time, it may be prone to make more noise than desired when opened or closed. If this is the case, then make sure to use extra caution while opening and closing the door frames.

Complementarily, try removing your shoes prior to reaching the door if you’re worried about heavy footsteps echoing through your house due to hardwood floors of carpeted surfaces. This can help absorb some sound coming from your steps and assist you in leaving quietly and efficiently without setting off an alarm system alert.

Close the door behind you

When you’re about to leave your house, it is important to make sure that the door is closed properly when you exit. It is crucial to ensure that the door is securely closed, as if it doesn’t close securely, it can alert the ADT alarm system and signal that you are trying to break into the house. To reduce any disturbances from the alarm system, double check that the door is securely shut behind you and lock it if possible. Additionally, for even greater security you could use an additional barrier of defense such as using a keypad entry with a code or a personal identification number (PIN) on your smartlock so that only authorized persons may enter.

Re-arming the Alarm

If you have an ADT alarm system installed in your home, you may be wondering how to sneak out without setting off the alarm. Re-arming the system is essential for this, as it will allow you to leave the house and not worry about the alarm going off. In this section, we will discuss the steps needed to re-arm the ADT alarm system and successfully sneak out of your house.

Re-enter your code to re-arm the alarm

Re-entering your code is the key to slipping out of the house without triggering your ADT alarm. As you close and lock any doors or windows, enter your four-digit code at the keypad. This will re-set the alarm and give you some extra time to slip out undetected before it starts to beep. Be sure to enter the correct code; if you enter an incorrect or incomplete code, or if the system does not receive a signal from a motion detector within 60 seconds of resetting, the system will detect an intrusion and will trigger an alarm.

Make sure all sensors are re-enabled

Once you have entered your house through the back door or deactivated the alarm system, ensure all sensors are re-enabled and in proper working condition before exiting. This includes door/window sensors, motion detectors, glass break detectors, smoke detectors, andcarbon monoxide detectors. Make sure to reset their registration numbers to the original digits or configure their states if they were moved during your sneak out. Additionally, check that all pre-programmed settings such as timings and zones are also correctly installed. If any errors are found during a reset procedure or configuration of a sensor’s state, contact your local ADT monitoring center for assistance. Doing this not only prevents any false alarms when leaving but also ensures that your family’s safety is not compromised while you’re away from home.

Check the alarm status to ensure it is armed

Before attempting to leave the house with an ADT alarm system, it is important to check the status of the alarm to ensure that it is armed. This can be done in several different ways, depending on the type of system your home is equipped with. Generally speaking, an ADT system will have either a key fob or a control panel that allows users to check their current alarm status.

If you have a key fob remote control for your ADT system, you can easily and quickly check its status from outside the home before making your exit. The key fob should have a light indicator that shows whether or not the alarm system is armed – look for green for an armed state and red for a disarmed state.

If you do not have access to a key fob remote, another way to check your alarm’s status is by looking at your home’s control panel. This device will also come with indicators, usually located around its perimeter in the form of LED lights and possibly audible noises as well, that denote if an area of your home is armed or disarmed. Being familiar with these indicators will help you determine quickly whether or not it is safe to leave your house without setting off an emergency response call from ADT.


Sneaking out of your house can be a tricky situation, especially if you have an ADT alarm system put in. But by taking certain precautions and properly preparing yourself, you can successfully slip out of your home without triggering the alarm. After you have snuck out and back in again, you should have a plan in place so that you can avoid making the same mistake again. Let’s take a look at what you can do to ensure the alarm isn’t set off again.

Make sure you have all your items

Before sneaking out of your house with an ADT alarm system, make sure you have everything you need. Bring important items such as keys, a phone, and cash in case of emergencies. Don’t forget any bags that you plan to take with you, as trying to get them later will be difficult and may arouse suspicion. Additionally, make sure windows or doors aren’t open that weren’t meant to be open – this could trigger the alarm, alerting your family. During the day, keep all curtains closed in order to prevent anyone from looking in while you are leaving or while away. Finally, make sure all necessary alarms are set and that they are set correctly before leaving; if something goes wrong with the system while away it can alert emergency personnel or your family if necessary.

Double-check that the alarm is armed

Once you have completed all of the steps involved in sneaking out of your house past an ADT alarm system, it is critical to double-check that the alarm has been activated correctly.

To do this, make sure you turn off all lights and appliances in the designated “stay” mode, close all doors and windows, and confirm that your ADT control panel shows that the alarm is set. It may also be helpful to listen for a beep or other noise confirming that the system is engaged. Further, depending on which security package you purchased, you may receive a notification on your phone or via email informing you when the system has been set.
Once everything is in order and you are certain that the alarm has been engaged, sneak out of your house while maintaining minimal noise-it’s important not to draw attention to yourself! Be sure to remember where you placed any spare keys so they can easily be collected upon your return. Re-entering your home through an unlocked door will activate an interior motion sensor and cause a false alarm if an emergency contact forgot to turn off the motion sensor before exiting. Finally, if any major changes have occurred in order for you to sneak out (such as locks being locked), do not leave any evidence that provides hints as to who put them there!

Make sure all windows and doors are closed and locked

To ensure undesired detection by your alarm system, you must make sure all windows and doors are securely closed and locked. Any increase in temperature caused by an open window can possibly alert your ADT monitored security system. Additionally, most systems come with weak-point sensors that detect any movement of a window or door. Therefore, leaving these points unsecured may cause loud audible alarms that are heard both inside and outside your home. Moreover, if the motion sensors detect motion after hours it is likely to trigger a call to an ADT monitoring station center in order to identify any potential risks. To avoid these issues, check all the locks of doors and windows before leaving your home to make sure they are properly secured.

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