How Security System Behaves when the Power Goes Out?

With several storms in summer, we tend to receive various calls from our users with security system regarding battery problems. Below, we have got answered some most asked questions for the same:

1. ls your Alarm System Functional?

Indeed! All of these systems have a back-up power source. That back-up power will have in any event 4 hours of backup control for it. Most of the time, the back-up power will the most recent 24 hours. In view of late reports from power outages, a few of these systems have had back-up power keep going up to 2 days.

The back-up battery ought to be changed every 3-5 years. This is because of the way that the alarm system is continually charging the battery.

2. What happens if you don’t change a battery after 5 years?

In the situation of power going out, the system will use back-up power and will also last about an hour and not for 24 hours. Moreover, the battery will start to recharge while the power comes back.

3. How can you change the Battery?

At first, find the battery located with the major processor. The terminals only slide off the post. For remembering when your battery was replaced, we suggest noting down the month and year with a permanent marker on the battery.

  • In the case, if you have got a Lynx or Simon system, the battery stays in the major keypad. You will have to power down the system and then you will have to repower with battery first and with AC power afterward.
  • In the case, if you have an Caddx, DSC etc, the battery is placed in the enclosure and definitely not in the keypad. This is basically kept in a remote room, for example, mechanical room or a utility closet. Replace the battery black to black and red to red.

The low battery alert has to clear in about 4-12 hours. If not, try arming and then go ahead for disarming the system or for reviewing the status. In the case, if it doesn’t clear after 12 hours, contact us and converse with our service representative.

4. Where can you get a battery?

There are various stores where you can get it in metropolitan areas. Make sure to check the local service provider where you can order a battery. Check the battery for the voltage (V) along with the amp hour rating (AH) and then go ahead and take this to the representative who is searching for your battery. There are also stores that can ship the battery directly to your doorstep.

So try to be proactive and replace the battery in a time period of at least 5 years or even sooner if possible.


How Alarm Doctor Helps Your Family in a Power Outage

Power failures can be frustrating and long lasting if not backed well. Power outage causes a family to move out of the house or location for a while. In a situation like that, a reliable alarm system is needed along with a power backup which can run the security system until the power gets back. Lack of power input can shut down the security systems and that can be very dangerous for your family. Whether the power failure is intentional or accidental, the only thing which gets compromised here is the security of your loved ones. In an emergency situation like power outage ‘Alarm Doctor’ can be very useful to you.

Out ‘Smart’ Power Outage
The possible duration of a power-cut or power outage can be determined with the help of a smartphone app provided by Alarm Doctor to the users. This application can calculate the available power backup inside your house and compare the data with the power outage in your locality. This application can also tell the power outage status of the locality and city which can determine the seriousness of the problem. If power outage in your house exceeds 10 minutes, it automatically alerts you on your phone. The smart application provided by Alarm Doctor can save you from sufferings due to the Power outage.

Carefree Protection
With the perfect backup system provided by our company, you can easily track the power status of your area even if you are away from home. Alarm Doctor gives a 24-hour battery backup for its security systems which can keep working even there is a power outage in your locality. It not only gives users a freedom to go wherever they want but also give an indication of a possible duration of the power cut or power failure. You can remotely adjust the power load in your home and even call security agencies at the time of emergency.

Predict when power returns
You can adjust your accommodation for a limited period of time as the home is the only place where you feel comfortable at the end of the day. But it becomes difficult to predict the return of power after the power outage. This makes it difficult to determine how long it will take power to return. Our application can help you predict the return of the power supply. The mobile application works on the basis of data collection of the local areas’ power status and thus making a predictive model of the chances of the power return in an area. This can give you enough time to make your adjustments. The app is also inbuilt with a map which can show you the real-time status of the power status in your city.