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Visonic CLIP SMA Motion Sensor Battery Installation

Learn how to install or replace a battery in the Visonic CLIP SMA Motion Sensor.

What You'll Need
  • XFINITY Home
  • CLIP SMA Motion Sensor
  • A Phillips-head screwdriver
  • One CR123A battery
  • Double-sided tape (optional)

How to Install the Battery

Before proceeding, please be sure that your system is disarmed. Working on devices while the system is armed can generate false alarms.

Did You Know? You may want to have some double-sided tape on hand if you need to remove your Sensor from the wall to install a battery. Use the tape to reattach your Sensor if the existing adhesive fails to hold it in place.

Do You Need A Battery? Make sure you have a battery before you proceed. Visit your nearest retail store that sells batteries or order your replacement battery kit from batteryjunction.com.

Call us at 1-800-XFINITY if you receive a low battery alert within 30 days of device installation.

Help Protect Our Environment: Please properly recycle your discarded batteries. For your convenience, batteries are accepted for recycling at various locations. Check www.call2recycle.org or call 1-800-8-Battery (1-800-8-228-8379) to find a recycling location near you.

Is This Your Sensor? Make sure that your Sensor looks like the one in the image below. If it does, you're in the right place to find out how to install a battery in your Sensor.
The Visonic CLIP SMA Motion Sensor
  1. Locate the screw on top of the Sensor.
  2. Using a Phillips-head screwdriver, turn the screw counterclockwise until the cover is loose.
    Unscrew the screw on top of the Visonic CLIP SMA Motion Sensor with a Phillips head screwdriver. This will allow you to open the device to change the battery.
  3. Gently pull the top of the cover away from the screw, then pull down to free the bottom tab on the cover from the slot in the bottom of the Sensor. The battery slot is on the circuit board.
    Opening the Visonic CLIP SMA Motion Sensor. Pull the top cover off gently to access the battery.

    Did You Know? The Motion Sensor and tamper are exposed once you remove the cover (shown below within the blue squares). Take care not to touch them. Repeated contact with the Sensor may compromise the functionality of your device and pressing down the tamper will default the Sensor.

    Take a Look. If a battery is already present, remove it by using your fingertip to gently pull one end of the battery up until the battery is loose and you can pull it free from the slot.
  4. Install a CR123A battery by aligning the positive (+) and negative (-) ends of the battery with the positive (+) and negative (-) indicators on the circuit board and pressing the battery into the battery clasps.
  5. When the battery is inserted correctly, the red light on the circuit board will light up.
    Inside of the Visonic CLIP SMA Motion Sensor. Insert the battery in the battery slot as shown, and the light on the circuit board will turn on.
  6. Slide the tab on the bottom of the cover into the slot at the bottom of the Motion Sensor.
  7. Press and hold the top of the cover against the Sensor's body and use a Phillips-head screwdriver to turn the screw clockwise until tight.
    • If you're replacing the battery, confirm that the low battery alert has resolved and the Sensor appears on your list of connected devices in your Touchscreen Controller, Subscriber Portal or the XFINITY Home app for mobile devices.
    • Test the Sensor to confirm that it is working correctly.
       Placing the cover back on the Visonic CLIP SMA Motion Sensor. Screw back together by turning Phillips head screwdriver clockwise.

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