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It keeps beeping and when I press the trouble button it

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Hi it keeps beeping and when I press the trouble button it shows it needs service but I don't know where the battery is
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: Came with our house in 2005 and is a dsc with a number keypad
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Since 4:30 am and will only stop temporarily for about half hour . When it first started 2 days ago at 12:30 am I pressed # and it silenced til last night at 4:30 am ive reset the time using the master code because we had a power outage last monday
JA: Anything else you want the security expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's pretty much it
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Home Security Systems
Expert:  p0llinate replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Nathan.
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.

Expert:  p0llinate replied 9 months ago.

The battery is in the main control box, this is a metal box, about a foot square, usually tan or gray. It is usually located in the pantry or master closet, but could be in a coat closet or garage area.

There may be a key or turn knob to open it, and when you open it up you'll find a 12v battery which will need to be replaced. You can temporarily disconnect power to the entire system to silence it until you get it replaced. You may order a suitable battery here:

It has 2 quick connect (push on) wires and is very simple to swap out.

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