A Guide to Alarm System Batteries & Replacements
Alarm systems are a crucial feature for your property’s security. They act as a deterrent to criminals as well as helping to catch the culprit should the worst happen. But to function properly, they need a reliable source of power.
While traditionally, many alarm systems have been mains-powered, modern wireless systems are reliant on battery-power. With several kinds of battery available, which is the best for your system? How often do they need replacing? And should you replace your battery yourself?
Read on as we discuss the ins and outs of alarm system batteries.
Alarm system battery replacement
Batteries don’t last forever. That’s why, to keep your alarm system working properly and protecting your property, the battery needs replacing every so often. It’s better to be proactive and have your battery changed before it runs out. Otherwise your home could be left vulnerable without the security of a working alarm system.
So, should you replace batteries yourself? Ideally not.
Why? Firstly, there are a wide range of batteries out there:
- Non-rechargeable alkaline
- Non-rechargeable zinc
- Non-rechargeable lithium
- Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride
- Rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium
- Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
- Rechargeable Lithium Iron Phosphate
Typically, lithium batteries are the best option as they hold their charge and last longer. However, manufacturers will usually specify which kind of battery to use. And there is usually a good reason they’ve chosen that battery type over the others. In most cases, specific battery types work best with each alarm system.
There’s also the issue of resetting. Whenever batteries are changed, the alarm’s panel needs to be cleared and reset correctly to keep it working properly.
To ensure your property’s alarm system works perfectly, property owners should seek professional assistance. Not only to remove the hassle of alarm battery replacement off your plate, but also to ensure you get the right battery for your system and keep it protecting your property.
Battery replacement is an integral part of Selectron’s comprehensive intrusion and fire detection system customer care plans (CCP). As part of one of these CCP’s our trained service technician’s attend site, clean all devices and change all system batteries in all devices every. This is then done every two years to ensure that all wireless devices are on the same battery cycle. All devices are then fully tested to ensure the signals are being received by the 24/7 emergency response monitoring central station.
Selectron always provide top quality, authorized, dealer-specified batteries for all of our systems. So, you get complete peace of mind that your alarm system has the right power source at all times. Our technician will also take care of clearing and resetting the panel prior to completion, keeping your alarm system functioning perfectly.
Talk to an alarm expert
If you’re looking for professional alarm maintenance or battery replacement, Selectron provide the perfect solution. We are a team of security specialists based in Bermuda, with a 100% commitment to customer satisfaction.
Our team is always testing new solutions and training in new areas, to offer clients the most up-to-date products and know-how in an ever-changing world of security. As a result, we can always provide the ideal solution for your alarm system.
To find out more about our maintenance services or any of the products we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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