How it works - Smoke + CO Detectors
This piece of equipment is critical for life and property protection. Our Smoke + CO alerts you and the monitoring station automatically in the event of a fire or lethal levels of Carbon Monoxide. If your alarm is disarmed, this sensor remains ready to diligently protect you and your loved ones.
We recommend placing at least one detector near your bedrooms where people sleep and one per each level of your home. The Smoke + CO is particularly important for those with limited mobility or other health concerns that may impede their ability to escape the home quickly and safely.
This aspect of the sensor measures the particles in the air and can distinguish between organic and inorganic particulates.
- Burning Food
- Treated Wood
As the Smoke portion of this sensor measures particulates in the air, this is a major reason we recommend NOT installing the sensor near a vent or area of the home that experiences drafts.
Carbon Monoxide FAQ
The Carbon Monoxide portion has a chemical inside that when it reacts to CO, it causes a chemical reaction inside the device triggering an alarm.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can be fatal to humans and pets. It cannot be discerned by your senses, so we recommend using this sensor to protect against this potential hazard. Carbon monoxide is produced when fuels burn-in:
- Gas Ranges
- Gas-powered hot water heaters
We recommend placing at least one sensor on each level of your home. The Smoke + CO detector is particularly helpful for those with household pets that may be alone during the day.
Light and Chirp Indicators
The Smoke + CO has a built-in LED indicator and chirp system that will report to you of any alarms or faults happening with the device. Please refer to the table below to see what your Smoke + CO is reporting.