Take these steps to keep your security system functioning during a power outage:
- Make sure you have a newer battery. Batteries last about 4 to 5 years and provide power for about 12-36 hours depending upon your system. An older battery may only last a few hours.
- If your home/business is powered by a generator, be sure that your alarm system is one of the circuits being powered by the generator.
- Locate your security system manual and learn how to silence your alarm in case it continues beeping to alert you of a power outage.
- Write down the password to your system and keep it in a safe place so you’ll have manual access to silence the power outage alarm.