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How long do the batteries last, and what type do my devices use?

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The battery life for our components varies slightly by system version and component type.

 

For our latest SimpliSafe:

 

Component

Battery/Batteries Used

Battery Life Expectancy

Base Station

4 NiMH rechargeable AA 1.2V*

N/A

Entry Sensor

1 CR-2032 Lithium 3V

Up to 10 years

Motion Sensor

1 CR-123A Lithium 3V

3-5 years

Glassbreak Sensor

1 CR-123A Lithium 3V

3-5 years

Smoke Detector

1 CR-123A Lithium 3V

3-5 years

Keypad

4 AA Alkaline

8-12 months

Auxiliary Siren

4 AA Alkaline

8-12 months

Key Fob**

1 CR-2032 Lithium 3V**

3-5 years**

Panic Button

1 CR-2032 Lithium 3V

3-5 years

Temperature/Freeze Sensor

1 CR-2032 Lithium 3V

3-5 years

Water Sensor

1 CR-2032 Lithium 3V

3-5 years

Carbon Monoxide Detector

3 Energizer AA “Ultimate Lithium” 1.5V***

3-5 years

Smart Lock

4 AA Alkaline

8-12 months

* Please do not replace the batteries in your Base Station with batteries that are not rechargeable. This may cause the batteries to corrode and leak.

** The batteries in the Gen 3 SimpliSafe Key Fobs cannot be replaced. If you need to replace your battery, please contact customer support for more information.

*** Please contact customer support if you need to replace your Carbon Monoxide Detector batteries; we can send out a new set for you free of charge.

 

For the Original SimpliSafe:

 

Component

Battery/Batteries Used

Average Battery Life Expectancy

Base Station

4 NiMH rechargeable AA 1.2V*

N/A

Entry Sensor

1 CR-123A Lithium 3V

3-5 years

Motion Sensor

1 CR-123A Lithium 3V

3-5 years

Glassbreak Sensor

1 CR-123A Lithium 3V

3-5 years

Smoke Detector

1 CR-123A Lithium 3V

3-5 years

Keypad

4 AA Alkaline

8-12 months

Auxiliary Siren

4 AA Alkaline

8-12 months

Keychain Remote

1 CR-1632 Lithium 3V

3-5 years

Panic Button

1 CR-2032 Lithium 3V

3-5 years

Temperature/Freeze Sensor

1 CR-2450 Lithium

3-5 years

Water Sensor

1 CR-2450 Lithium

3-5 years

Carbon Monoxide Detector

3 Energizer AA “Ultimate Lithium” 1.5V*

3-5 years

 

* Please do not replace the batteries in your Base Station with batteries that are not rechargeable. This may cause the batteries to corrode.

*Please note that we no longer offer CO Detectors for the Original SimpliSafe system. If you are having an issue with your Original SimpliSafe CO Detector, please contact support to find out how to upgrade your system.