How to Maintain Your Home Security System


If not already connected, consider having your smoke alarms and CO monitors tied into your home security system.


Routine Care

Test system

This task reduces risk of false alarms or lack of alarm.

Timing: June (yearly)

Verify contact information

Since area codes can change, or a monitoring system can change their records system, verifying the contact numbers help to ensure proper procedure during an alarm.

Timing: June (every 2 years)

Replace back-up battery

Replacing the back-up battery helps to ensure proper protection operations.

Timing: June (every 3 years)

How To

The alarm system typically has a back-up battery so that the system can operate even during a
power failure. This battery should be replaced with a fresh one.

The battery is typically about 5 inches wide by 3 inches high by 2 inches deep, and is located inside of control box for your system.


Health & Safety

Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs

Maintaining Value

The benefits of this task are moderately high. Doing this task helps ensure that your system can run during a temporary power failure.


The cost of this task is relatively low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, but you will need to purchase the appropriate battery for your home security system in advance.


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