Your alarm system battery supplies your home alarm with the backup power it requires to operate the system during a power outage. Most alarm panels operate on 12-volts, and use one of the few different sizes of sealed lead-acid battery.
A security alarm battery drops to about 80% or less of its original rated capacity after 3-5 years of service. This means that the battery may not have enough power to run the security system for very long in the event of a power failure.
Signs you need a new battery
The first sign of an alarm battery failure is usually a beeping keypad. This beeping or chirping will usually occur at the same time every day, or night, because many panels do their automatic battery test at the same time every 24 hours. Less commonly, a low battery can trigger a false alarm at random times of the day or night.
Also, almost all alarm panels will display a keypad warning light to indicate a problem with the system. Keypads with LCD displays will provide a print out “low batt”, “LB” or something similar, to let you know that your system’s battery needs replacing. Keypads with LEDs may require you to press a button for the lights to show what the problem is with the system. Refer to your security system’s manual to find out how to read the system’s trouble codes.
All of UPS Battery Center’s home alarm batteries are high quality rechargeable lead-acid batteries that are designed to provide excellent performance, durability and long life to ensure your security system works when you need it most.
Our alarm batteries are all brand new and arrive fully charged and ready to be installed in your alarm system. There is no need to charge them prior to installation. Please consult your security system owner’s manual before replacing the battery in your system. A call may need to be made to the alarm company to let them know that you plan to replace the battery for some systems.
UPS Battery Center’s alarm batteries are covered by our industry leading 1 year replacement warranty. Also available is our extended warranty of up to 3 years. Our warranty is the only one of its kind in the industry that includes shipping costs and is completely hassle free.