LOW BAT is an indicator of your alarm system’s battery not charging correctly or about to go out. The Sealed Lead Acid Battery that powers your alarm system is a 12 VDC battery that continues to power the system even during short term blackouts for about 4 to 6 hours.
These batteries do have a useful life of 3 to 5 years; however, this may be shorter due to ZESA power cuts. They need to be checked by a technician when you get a “low battery” signal.
If you have our service agreement, your cost to have our technician come to your home is $45 for residential site and $75 for commercial. We do the complete check-up and determine if the battery alone is the source of the error. If it is, we will sell you a replacement battery for only $35.00. For a deep cycle battery with larger capacity for at least 1 week back up, it is $696.00
If a zone number is next to the low battery message and you have a wireless component, it may be the battery in the wireless device needs to be changed.