How to Replace the Backup Battery in your Tucson Arizona Home Security System

A backup battery is an essential component in every Tuscan, AZ home security system. A backup battery powers an alarm system for approximately eight hours. In the event of an emergency (i.e. power outage, natural disaster), the backup battery is critical for short-term safety as well as general peace of mind. Security system batteries last up to five years. It’s very rare for security system owners to replace their batteries more frequently than every three years. The security system alarm pad features a “low battery” icon that will blink when it’s time to replace the backup battery.

 

To swap out the home security system backup battery, put the security system in test mode. Ensure the power is off before proceeding. Take out the old battery, and replace it with a new battery. Turn on the power again, and take the alarm system out of test mode.

Place your home security system in test mode and confirm the power is switched

Prior to opening the alarm system, notify your alarm monitoring company so that they can put your home security system in test mode. You’ll be switching out the backup battery while the system is in test mode. It’s possible the alarm will go off while you’re working on the system in test mode. When the monitoring company knows you’re working on the system, they won’t alert the authorities or send anyone out to check on you, even if you trigger the alarm.

 

Ensuring the power is switched off before opening up the system prevents the risk of injury. Flip the circuit breaker or disconnect the transformer to guarantee the power is turned off while you complete the battery switch.

Swap out the old battery

Select the proper tools to open your home security system’s control panel and access the battery. Typically, you’ll need a screwdriver or a control panel key to remove the front panel. Once you’ve opened the panel, you should see the battery as well as a red lead and a black lead. Disconnect these leads with care so that you can remove the alarm system battery safely.

 

Take out the old battery, and replace it with the new security system battery. Reconnect the red and black leads into their correct positions. Finally, replace the front control panel.

Switch the power back on and take your home security system out of test mode

Plug the components back in or flip the circuits back to the “on” position to turn on your home security system again. The “low battery” light should no longer be flickering. Contact the alarm monitoring company so that they can take the security system out of test mode.

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