Article - The Importance of Battery Backups


The Importance of Battery Backups for Home Security Systems during Load Shedding

TRSS recommends that homeowners understand the potential impact of load shedding on their security systems. Having enough battery backups and charging capacity to extend the uptime of alarm systems is critical during load shedding periods.

While wireless security systems have normal batteries in their detectors, the main control box still has a backup battery that should not be ignored. As a result, it is critical to check backup batteries on a regular basis to ensure that they are functioning properly.

Batteries have a limited lifespan that is affected by how frequently they are discharged and recharged. Batteries that have been subjected to an excessive number of these cycles can weaken over time, compromising their ability to charge sufficiently in between load shedding periods. This can lead to a shorter backup time in the event of a power outage.

Regular power outages can have an impact on a variety of technologies and communications systems, including alarm systems, which may malfunction in the absence of adequate battery backup. Homeowners should take control of their alarm system hardware to ensure that their security systems operate optimally during rolling power outages. TRSS recommends that homeowners consult their system's user manual or contact us for assistance.

While uninterruptible power supply (UPS), solar and inverter backup systems can be expensive, they can play an important role in keeping homeowners and their properties safe if properly connected and used. TRSS recommends that homeowners contact us as soon as possible if they have any questions about their security systems or battery backups. We will assist homeowners in testing their systems to determine whether any technical issues require immediate attention.

Contact TRSS Technical at 086 111 4021 or 011 708 1895. Let us help you protect what matters most to you.