How to Set the Bypass on an ADT Alarm

by Vivek Saxena

ADT Security Services provides electronic security systems for homes and offices. Many of their systems, including the Safewatch Pro 3000, Ademco 4110 Manual and Concord 4, have a bypass function that lets you exclude a zone. A bypassed zone will not set off the alarm no matter how often it is tripped. With this function, you can bypass an upstairs window so that you can leave it open during the day without having to worry about it setting off your alarm.


Enter your security pin and press the "BYPASS" key.


Enter the two-digit zone number for the zone you want to bypass. Single digit zones must be preceded by a zero, for example, "02", "04", or "06".


Wait for the keypad to beep and display a "Bypass" message for each bypassed zone number.


Arm your alarm system as usual and wait for the message "ZONE BYPASSED" to pop up.


  • check The system must be disarmed before you can bypass zones.
  • check The system will not allow fire zones to be bypassed.


  • close Bypassed zones are unprotected and will not cause an alarm if violated.

About the Author

Vivek Saxena has been a full-time freelance writer since 2004, contributing to several online publications. Prior to becoming a writer, Saxena studied computer technology at Purdue University.

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