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Keep Your Home Security Humming With These Battery Replacement Instructions for Wireless Devices

Keep Your Home Security Humming With These Battery Replacement Instructions for Wireless Devices

Today’s security systems make it easier than ever to keep your home and family safe. A wireless home security system doesn’t require much maintenance, but you will have to make sure your batteries are fresh in order to keep everything working smoothly. Knowing the proper battery replacement instructions for wireless devices is vital.

Here are the battery replacement instructions for the DMP wireless devices you likely have installed as part of your security system.

Battery Replacement Instructions for Wireless Devices

Glass Break Detector

Extreme temperatures may affect the battery life of your glass break detector. The detector runs on a 3-volt CR123 battery.

Simply lift up from the bottom of the cover to expose the old battery. Pop in the new one (ensuring that you have it facing in the correct direction) and replace the cover.

Click here for a video detailing how to replace the battery in your glass break detectors.

Recessed Door Contacts

High traffic and extreme traffic can affect the battery life of your recessed door contacts. These contacts are located flush inside the top of each doorway. You’ll need a small screwdriver to pry off the transmitter cap by placing it in the notch. The circuit board and battery assembly will slide out. Remove the old battery and replace it with a new 3.0-volt lithium battery CR12600SE (with the negative end of the battery facing the circuit board). You’ll need to hold the battery in place as you slide the assembly back into the housing in the door frame.

Click here for a video detailing how to replace the battery in your recessed door contacts.

Wireless Sounder

The battery of your wireless sounder can be affected by extreme temperature environments. To replace the battery, you’ll need a screwdriver to remove the scores on the bottom and side. Then lift the lid away and install new 3-volt lithium CR123 batteries. Replace the lid and the screws to complete the process.

Click here for a video detailing how to replace the batteries in your wireless sounder.

Motion Detectors

High traffic and extreme temperatures can drain the life of your motion detector batteries faster. To replace the battery, you’ll need a screwdriver to open the detector cover. Loosen the screw at the bottom — being careful not to remove it completely. Replace the old battery with a new 3-volt CR123 lithium battery, replace the cover, and tighten the screw.

Click here for a video detailing how to replace the battery in your motion detector.

Wireless Transmitters

Wireless transmitters are frequently used as door and window contacts, but they’re also used as temperature and flood sensors. High traffic and extreme temperatures can affect transmitter battery life. Depending on the model, you’ll either be able to press a button and remove the cover or insert a flathead screwdriver in the bottom-left notch of the transmitter case before twisting clockwise. Install a fresh 3-volt CR123 battery.

Click here for a video detailing how to replace the battery in your wireless transmitter.

Window Contacts

Your window contact battery life can be affected by high traffic or extreme temperatures. When it’s time to replace your batteries, use a small screwdriver, inserting it into the notch on the side of the contact casing to remove it. Replace the old battery with a 3-volt CR2430 lithium battery. Snap the cover back into place.

Click here for a video detailing how to replace the battery in your window contacts.

Door Contacts

The battery life of your door contacts, like many of your other contacts, can be shortened by high traffic or extreme temperatures. To replace the batteries, insert a small screwdriver into the notch on the back of the door contact before lifting gently to remove the cover. Change out the battery, making sure to insert the new one in the correct orientation. Replace the battery with a new 3-volt CR123 lithium battery. Finally, snap the cover back into place.

Click here for a video detailing how to replace the battery in your door contacts.

Notes:

  • Each sensor will send a low battery notification to your control panel when it’s time for a new battery.
  • After replacing a battery, you’ll need to perform a sensor reset at the keypad to clear the “low battery” message.
  • Before replacing any battery, you must call the central monitoring station to have your security system put into Test Mode. After the battery replacement and sensor reset is complete, call again to restore your system to full operation.
  • To learn more about your DMP home security devices and battery replacement instructions for your wireless devices, check out additional videos on the DMP YouTube and Vimeo channels.

At ProTech Security, we have a strong history of experience, innovation, and customer service. The ProTech Security Advantage is more than 30 years of service in Northeast Ohio and a strong commitment to providing quality, cost-effective protection for homes, businesses, educational institutions and government facilities. To see what ProTech Security can do for you, contact us today.

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