Home security systems are one of the best ways to protect your family and property. The system is only as good as the batteries in the monitor box are. Batteries should be changed at least twice a year and more often if needed. You may have heard that when the time changes each year in April and November, it’s a good time to change out batteries in smoke alarms and security systems. All systems are different but most give you access to the battery compartment, so that you can change them when needed.
Locate the battery compartment on your home security system. Most of the time it is located under the keypad cover.
Check to see if the old batteries have leaked into the battery compartment. Use caution when removing them and cleaning the compartment.
Run the battery check test, following the instructions in the manual for the system.