What type of battery does my Smoke and Heat Sensor use?

Your system is self-diagnosing and the Control Panel will alert you when any piece of equipment reports a low battery as well as that status will display on the home screen of both the Frontpoint App and website. If a Smoke and Heat Sensor reports the low battery, follow these steps next to the picture that matches your sensor to change the battery:   

 

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This Smoke and Heat Sensor requires two Panasonic CR123A batteries and the typical battery life for the sensor is 3-5 years. If the Smoke and Heat Sensor reports a low battery, follow these steps to change the battery:

  • Give the sensor a counter-clockwise twist to remove it from the baseplate.
  • Remove the two CR123A batteries.
  • Place the two new CR123A batteries into the compartment, taking care to orient the positive and negative ends correctly.
  • Line up the main body with the baseplate as it was before and give it a clockwise twist to lock it in place.

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This Smoke and Heat Sensor uses a built in 10 year lifespan battery.  If you see a low battery message on this sensor then it needs to be replaced.
 

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This Smoke and Heat Sensor requires two Panasonic CR123A batteries and the typical battery life for the sensor is 3-5 years. If the Smoke and Heat Sensor reports a low battery, follow these steps to change the battery:

  • Give the sensor a counter-clockwise twist to remove it from the baseplate.
  • Slide open the cover on the battery compartment.
  • Remove the two CR123A batteries.
  • Place the two new CR123A batteries into the compartment, taking care to orient the positive and negative ends correctly.
  • Slide the cover of the battery compartment back on.
  • Line up the small bump on the outside edge of the main body with the arrow cut into the baseplate  and give it a clockwise twist to lock it in place.

 

 

After replacing the battery, you can re-test the sensor functionality by following the below steps:

  • Before performing the following steps to test your Smoke and Heat sensor you will first need to put your account on TEST mode. This will avoid having the monitoring station call you for the alarm you are about to set off.
    • Click here to log into your MyFrontpoint.com website
    • Scroll down to “Monitoring Status”
    • Click the pencil icon
    • Toggle Non-emergency Response Mode to On and set the duration of time you require to perform your test
  • You can now proceed with the alarm test
    • Press and hold the large test button in the center of the sensor. Verify the red LED is flashing and that the alarm ramps up to full sound.
    • Verify that your control panel has also alarmed
    • Disarm your panel
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