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Security System

Routine Care Task

Replace back-up battery


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


June (every 3 years)

NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Security System are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.

If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Security System.

How To

security system care 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.

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  • 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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