December 21, 2020
Keeping up with the battery life of your sensors is a simple but important part of maintaining your home’s safety. Aside from the beeping that comes with a low battery, not replacing the old with the new can be potentially dangerous. This article will walk you through the basics of switching out your old batteries so your sensors can keep working for your safety.
When your sensors are installed, take the time to ask the technician or look for yourself to see what battery the sensor takes, and have a stock of them available. Not all sensors use the same batteries, so it is important to note which sensors require which batteries.
The battery compartment in a home alarm system is generally located right in the main keypad. It may be on the top or bottom, and usually has a door that either pops loose or requires a screw to be removed. The owner’s manual or other paperwork for the alarm system should show where it’s located, but a quick search usually turns up the information, too. If that doesn’t work, try:
contacting the company
reaching out to the installer
searching the make and model of alarm online
The more information you know about your system, the more prepared you are to troubleshoot without needing to call a technician. With newer technology, the batteries in sensors do not need to be changed frequently, as they can be highly efficient with a small amount of energy usage. If you find the “change battery” light is on or maintenance alarm is persisting, the sensor may have other needs beyond just a new battery. This is when it is important to call a technician to check out the system for you.
At Brinks Home™, we strive to provide a best-in-class experience for our customers. Let us take care of your home security, providing you with expert installation. Give us a call today.
Linley Stringer is a copywriter with Brinks Home. She is passionate about telling stories that keep consumers informed and protected.
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