If your alarm panel is alerting you of a low battery, it's time to get the battery changed out. Though your sensors have a battery life of 5 - 8 years, we recommend changing the batteries every 2 years to be proactive. Use the steps below on how to change the battery in your sensor.
Tools Required: A Coin or Flathead Screwdriver
- Step 1: Ensure that your alarm system is currently disarmed. Opening a sensor while the system is armed will send a Tamper alert to authorities.
- Step 2: Take the larger, domino sized, piece down from the door or window and have your coin or screwdriver nearby.
- Step 3: Insert your coin or flathead screwdriver into the open slot on the corner of the sensor and then twist to pop the base off.
- Step 4: Use the same coin or screwdriver and insert it into one of the spaces on the inside cover to remove it and expose the blue sensor board and battery
- Step 5: Take the blue board out of the casing and slide the old battery out and replace it with a new battery, positive side up.
- Step 6: Reassemble the sensor and place it back on the door/window.
- *NOTE: If the system is still reading that sensor as having a low battery, open and close the door or window 2 - 3 times to clear the message.
If the issue persists after performing the above steps, feel free to contact us via our Live Chat option on the site!