How to Change Battery in 5853 Glass Break Detector?

adt_wireless_glass_break_detectorThe wireless glass break detector checks for low batteries at least every 60 minutes. If a low battery is detected, the transmitter sends a low battery message to the control panel, which beeps and displays the detector’s ID.


NOTE: In some cases a cover screw may have been use. Prior to opening the case, remove this screw is present.

      1. Put your alarm system into TEST mode (typically by entering your user code plus the number 5 [TEST] plus the number 0 on the touchpad). The alarm sounder will sound momentarily. While the alarm system is in the TEST mode, the touchpad will beep about every 30 seconds.
    2. Remove the transmitter’s top cover by inserting the flat blade of a small screwdriver into the pry-off slot at one end of the unit, and slightly twisting the blade until the cover disengages.
    3. Remove existing battery from the transmitter, carefully lifting it out with a small screwdriver. Wait at least 30 seconds before installing the new battery.
    IMPORTANT: DO NOT REMOVE the circuit board from the back case plastic.
    4. Observe correct polarity and insert new CR123A Lithium batteries. Take care not to bend the antenna.
    5. To replace the cover, engage the hooks along one edge and snap shut.
    6. Exit the alarm system TEST mode by entering your user code plus the number 1 (OFF). Enter your user code plus the number 1 (OFF) again. The low battery message should disappear.

ADT wants to make customers for life and believes in sustainability and protecting the environment. In pursuit of these goals, ADT is constantly looking for ways to decrease our impact on the environment. We encourage you to do your part and properly recycle the old non‐ rechargeable lithium battery being replaced in your alarm system.

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