CEI alarm has offered the Batteries For Life program for over 10 years. It is just one of the many ways the company gives back to our local community. “I created the program because I wanted to give back, and I like giving to the elderly because I know sometimes it is hard for them to take care of seemingly small tasks for themselves,” says CEI Alarm owner, Dave Sinclair. Dave knows that the small things matter, and although smoke detector batteries are small, remembering to replace them and physically getting up on a ladder to change them out, may be difficult for seniors. That is why Dave created this program, not just to provide batteries for seniors and those in need at no cost, but to actually replace the batteries in seniors’ homes for free.
How often should batteries in smoke detectors be replaced? According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), smoke detector batteries should be replaced at least once or twice a year.
How do I know what type of batteries my smoke detector uses? 9V has been the battery of choice for smoke alarms for many years. However, nowadays, it is more common to see two or three AAs. AA batteries have about three times as much energy as a 9V. But if we are coming into replace batteries, there is no need to know what batteries your smoke detector needs, as we provide the batteries, for free.
Know someone over 60 who would benefit from this program? If so, send in a nomination email to claire@CEIalarm.com.
To nominate a senior who would appreciate a little help, just send us your name, their name, your phone number, their phone number and their address. We will select seniors to enroll in this program the first week of every month. We will contact you when they have been accepted into the program, prior to contact them.
This program is limited to Reno and Sparks.