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Security Batteries

Your security system is responsible for protecting your home, so it requires a steady power source you can depend on. Whether you have a battery-operated system or an electric mechanism with backup batteries, we supply the best conventional lead acid, rechargeable and lithium batteries for guaranteed reliability. Find the security system batteries and alarm batteries you need to keep your home safe here at Batteries Plus Bulbs.

When to Replace Your Security System Battery

Most security systems have a built-in alert mechanism to tell you when you need a new battery. Depending upon the type of system you have, you'll either receive an alert, hear a maintenance sound or see a "Low Battery" message on your keyboard display. If your system isn't functioning properly but you haven't received a battery alert, check the other system components before you buy a replacement. It may be a burnt out bulb that's causing the trouble. In that case, browse our selection of light bulbs to find a quality replacement.

Finding the Right Security Alarm Battery

The type of replacement battery you need will depend upon the size of your security panel and the type of equipment that's installed. Learn more about the different types of batteries and their properties to help you decide which option is best for your system:

Conventional Lead Acid

Lead acid batteries are a safe, reliable choice for most home security systems. While they can withstand a certain degree of temperature flux, they tend to lose their charge more quickly in extreme temperatures, so they're best suited for indoor panels and appliances.

Rechargeable Batteries

Some wireless all-in-one systems use a rechargeable battery rather than a sealed lead acid. These systems likely specify whether rechargeable batteries are safe to use. Avoid using rechargeable designs unless the model specifically says it's safe, as not all security systems feature rechargeable capacity.

Lithium Batteries

Lithium batteries are designed for durability in very cold conditions, offering a popular option for outdoor devices. They also have a long shelf life, which makes them trustworthy for backup power.

Check your home security system instructions for which batteries are safe to use in your device. If you're still not sure which replacement battery is right for you, visit your local Batteries Plus Bulbs store and our experts can help you find a reliable choice.

How to Change Your Security System Battery

Once you've found the right battery for your system, it's easy to make the switch. Start by putting your system on "test" mode before changing the battery to avoid setting off the alarm. Once you've replaced the old battery, you may still see a "Low Battery" message on your display panel. It takes a little while for the battery to charge, so allow 24-48 hours for the alert to go away. If you're looking for help on how to replace the battery in an ADT security system or alarm systems from many other brands, ask an expert at your nearest Batteries Plus Bulbs for full battery replacement support.

Where to Recycle Your Security System Batteries

Once your security system is running at full power, remember to safely dispose of your old batteries. Drop by any of our stores to recycle your old lead acid and lithium batteries. Learn more about recycling your used security system batteries and light bulbs with our recycling program.

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