Alarm system batteries
These are the most popular sizes of alarm batteries so if your alarm is beeping for a new battery you can save an expensive call out charge and replace the alarm system battery yourself, the batteries are very easy to change with simple push on connections. These batteries are the most common size fitted in alarm systems, they are suitable for all alarm systems and can be used to replace any brand of battery that is currently in the alarm system. These batteries will give a long trouble free service life.
The batteries are suitable for all Alarms Systems and Standby Power Supplies.
After 3-5 years of service, a security alarm battery will be down to approximately 80% or less of its original rated capacity. This means it may not be able to run the system for very long in case of a power failure.
How to Know If You Need a New Battery
The first sign of alarm battery failure is usually a beeping keypad. The beeping or chirping will often occur at the same time every day (or night). This is because many panels do their automatic battery test every 24 hours. Less commonly, a low battery condition can cause false alarms at random times of the day or night.
Almost all alarm panels will also display a keypad trouble light to indicate a problem. Keypads with LCD displays will print out “low batt”, "LB", or something similar. Keypads with LED’s may need you to press a button or two for the lights to show the trouble condition.
You can find out how to read the system trouble codes from your alarm users’ manual. If you don’t have a manual for your alarm system, free downloads are available for many systems.