Setting an ADC-T2000 Back to Factory Default
In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to set an Alarm.com ADC-T2000 Z-Wave Plus Thermostat back to its factory default settings. The Alarm.com ADC-T2000 can be paired with almost any Z-Wave or Z-Wave Plus controller for inclusion with a smart home network. If you pair it with a Z-Wave-compatible alarm panel that is set up with an interactive platform like Alarm.com or Total Connect 2.0, then you will also be able to control it with that service as well. This includes the ability to configure smart scenes for the thermostat so that it activates automatically with certain predetermined system events, or on a set time-based schedule.
There are certain situations where you may want to set the Alarm.com ADC-T2000 Smart Thermostat back to its factory default settings. This is also referred to as a factory reset for the thermostat. If you are selling the thermostat, giving it away to someone else, or leaving it behind in your home when you are moving, then you may factory reset the thermostat so that the next user can start fresh with default settings, rather than working with whatever settings you were using with the device when it was under your ownership.
You may also perform a factory default if the thermostat is not working properly, and all other troubleshooting methods for the device have proven unsuccessful. Once you have performed a factory default or factory reset for the ADC-T2000 Z-Wave Thermostat, it cannot be undone. All the settings and configurations for the thermostat will be reset to how they were when the thermostat was brand-new and fresh out of the box. You will need to reprogram and reconfigure the thermostat from scratch. It is also likely that you will need to re-integrate it with your Z-Wave controller so that it is back on your smart home network.
[METALLIC SOUND EFFECT] Hi DIYers, this is Michael from Alarm Grid, and today, I'm going to be showing you how to reset your Alarm.com ADC-T2000 thermostat to its factory default settings. The ADC-T2000 is the old style thermostat. We have it right here. It does have Z-Wave Plus technology, so it's pretty good Z-Wave technology right there, as far as automation goes. But it has been replaced by the ADC-T3000 thermostat, which is a little bit more advanced. It offers some upgraded features and a new aesthetic appearance. But if you have the older ADC-T2000 model, then this video's for you if you're wanting to factory default it. Now, factory defaulting, it's something you normally only do in a last resort troubleshooting situation, or if you're planning to sell the thermostat or give it away to somebody else. Maybe you're moving out of your home and you're leaving your thermostat behind and you want the new owners to start with fresh out of the box settings, then that's what they'll get when you do the factory default. It will keep whatever firmware version is on there. So if you've upgraded the firmware version, then that will still be applied to it. But you're pretty much resetting the thermostat. You're going to have to reconfigure it from scratch as far as any heating and cooling settings, any programming settings, and basically reprogram your thermostat. That's what you're going to have to do. So normally, you wouldn't do this because you would just have to go through the process, and it's really inconvenient and everything. But if you find that your thermostat's having trouble or, like I said, you're selling your thermostat, you're giving it away, then that might be a reason to do it. But it's actually a pretty simple process here. And the reason we are able to power on this thermostat, by the way, it actually has four AA batteries in the back. Normally, it would receive primary power from the HVAC system, but the batteries serve as a backup power source. Or in our case, they're the primary power source because they wouldn't let me unplug the office thermostat to play with this one. So we have ours powered on right here. I know there's no display on here, but there will be a display once I start pressing buttons on there and show you how to perform the defaulting process. And remember, once you do the factory default, it can't be undone, so make sure you really want to do this. So now let's show you how to go to and do the factory default. So we have our thermostat here. You see there's nothing on it because we haven't pressed a button on it yet. But if I press the middle button right here, you see it lights up, and if I keep pressing it, then different modes appear. That's Cool mode and there's two different symbols there. But we want to get ours into Off mode. So we're going to press it until there's no symbols right there, so you see it's in Off mode. Don't confuse Off mode with the thermostat being off. You see it is still powered on. Off mode just means that it's not heating or cooling the building. It's telling the HVAC system pretty much lay low right now, you don't need to activate or do anything. So we'll press the button again and confirm, there's no symbols under there, so that's Off mode. If you do see a little Wi-Fi symbol, that's OK. But-- actually, no, that's not OK, you want to have no symbols under there, which we have right now. So ours is in Off mode. So once you have yours in Off mode, then what you're going to do is you're going to press and hold the top button until a version appears. We're going to keep doing that and you see we have 1.50. It doesn't matter which version appears. Now we're going to hold the bottom button. And so it looks like I didn't do that fast enough, so we're going to try that again here. This might be a problem that you encounter when you're doing this. But you want to do it until a version number appears. It doesn't matter which version number appears. And then you're going to quickly, more quickly than I did, press and hold the bottom button. So we're going to try that again. And you see we're in Off mode, we don't have any symbols here, and we're going to press and hold the top button until the version number appears. And we got that, and now we're going to press the bottom arrow. And we're looking for RST right there. And we can let it go. RST means that it's doing the factory reset. Once that appears, you're good to go. It's going to just do it. You can release the button, and it'll stay on there until it goes away. But it has factory reset. So I'll show you one more time, just to be very clear about it. You get it to appear. You're in Off mode-- thermostat's not off, it's just not heating or cooling the building. You press and hold the top button until version number appears. It doesn't matter which version number. And press and hold the bottom button, and then we get RST. It's done the factory reset. Remember, you're pressing and holding these buttons. You're not just pressing and releasing them. So do what I did-- you press and hold until you get the version number using the top arrow and then RST for reset using the bottom arrow. So that's how you factory reset or factory default your Alarm.com ADC-T2000 thermostat. You're factory resetting it to its default settings, resetting all configuration. So if you have any questions about the Alarm.com ADC-T2000 thermostat or about alarm monitoring services, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you found this video helpful, make sure to give it a thumbs up below to like the video. 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