Battery Changes

Battery Changes2018-12-19T16:34:30+00:00

Changing the battery on your True Steel Security Devices

Please be reminded that whenever you are changing a battery on any of your security devices, especially the wireless devices, you should call the monitoring station at 705-673-8181 or 1-800-465-4166 and advise them to put your system on disregard.  This will eliminate the risk of a false alarm resulting in the fire department or police being dispatched to you your home or business.

When you are finished with changing your batteries, it is your responsibility to test the device that you changed the battery in. Please always run a test signal to the monitoring station.  Call the monitoring station to ensure they received the test signal, advise them that you are all done testing, and they can take your system off disregard.

Please remember that after you run your test, you should always clear the memory of the testing from your panel.  If you need instructions on how to clear the memory, please refer to the “Manuals” section of our website under the Support tab for your panel type. Click on the manual, and the glossary should direct you to the appropriate page to “clear the alarm memory”.

*Please remember that all batteries, no matter the size should be recycled. You may either bring them back to us, and we will dispose of them responsibly, or any of the big block hardware stores (Rona, Home Depot, and Canadian Tire) now have recycling programs for all sizes of batteries.
Note: If there is any build up on the sensor terminal for the battery, you should scrape it clean.  These terminals should be shiny clean for there to be a proper terminal connection.

Changing batteries and cleaning terminals may require two very small screwdrivers, or one that has both a flat head and a star on it.   For the wireless panic buttons you may need an even smaller screwdriver, like those used for eyeglasses.

COMPONENT REQUIRED BATTERY VIDEO LINK
Crystal Door / Window Sensor   3.6 VOLT LITHIUM OR DURACELL 123A LITHIUM
Door / Window / Freeze / Water Sensor   2 X AAA ALKALINE
GE Key Fob   CR2032 COIN CELL BATTERY OR GP123 12 VDC
GE Wireless CO Detector   3 x AA BATTERIES
GE Wireless Motion Sensor   2 X AA ALKALINE
GE Wireless Shock Sensor   3.6 VOLT LITHIUM OR DURACELL 123A LITHIUM
GE Wireless Smoke Detector   DEPENDING ON THE MODEL, WILL REQUIRE EITHER: 2 x 9 VOLT ALKALINE OR 2 X DURACELL DL123A LITHIUM
Hardwired Alarm Panel   PE6512R or TRIBAT124 – AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT TRUE STEEL SECURITY
Simon V2 Panel   2.0 VOLT PACK, PART # 60795 – AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT TRUE STEEL SECURITY
Simon V3 Alarm Panel   PE6V12 – AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT TRUE STEEL SECURITY
Simon Wireless Keypad   3 X AAA ALKALINE
Simon XT Alarm Panel   PE6V12 – AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT TRUE STEEL SECURITY
Water Resistant Panic Pendant   3.6 VOLT LITHIUM
Wireless Recessed Door Contacts   PLEASE CONTACT TRUE STEEL SECURITY FOR SERVICE ON A LOW BATTERY CONDITION FOR THIS DEVICE.