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Change Batteries

Your panel will alert you when it’s time to change the batteries in your Glass Break Detector. The Glass break takes two CR123A batteries. To replace the batteries, follow these steps:

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Most customers currently have the first gen glass break detector. You can tell that your glass break detector is a first gen if it is round. If you have a rectangular glass break detector, scroll down to the section for that detector. If you have a first gen motion detector, follow the steps below:
1Go to your touchscreen panel and put your system in test mode. If you have a Go!Control panel, click here to learn how to put your system into test mode. This will prevent any false alarms or tamper alerts while you are changing the battery
2Go to your glass break detector
3Twist off the cover
4Take out the old batteries and replace with two CR123A batteries
5Twist the cover back on
6Safely dispose of the old batteries
7Be sure to exit Test Mode on your touchscreen panel when you’re finished
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You may have a next gen glass break sensor if your glass break sensor is rectangular. If you have a next gen motion detector, follow the steps below:
1Go to your touchscreen panel and put your system in test mode. This will prevent any false alarms or tamper alerts while you are changing the battery
2Go to your glass break detector. Press down on the top latch of the device to remove the cover
3Remove the old batteries and dispose of them properly. Leave the detector empty for at least 30 seconds.
4Insert the new batteries. It takes two Panasonic CR123A lithium batteries.
5Replace the cover by inserting the bottom first and ensuring the tab on top closes all the way.

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