When installed correctly, a wireless heat detector featuring rate-of-rise and fixed temperature heat detectors will provide reliable and effective fire safety. In environments with a high likelihood of rapid fire development, or where optical smoke detectors are insufficient, the rate-of-rise and fixed temperature detector technology will activate when temperatures increase 15 degrees F per minute, or when the non-restorable center-disk reaches the sensor’s rated temperature.
Wireless CO Alarm
The 600 Series SafeAir Wireless Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm is a reliable and accurate CO alarm compatible with any existing GE Learn Mode wireless control panel. The 600 series offers 40% longer service life with self-diagnostics maintaining optimal operation. The SafeAir also features the SafeTest feature, for testing the alarm with real CO gas.
What Is Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide, or CO, is called the silent killer for a reason. CO is a colorless, odorless gas, that could be inside your home without you being aware of it’s presence. If CO is present in your blood, it deprives your heart, brain and other organs from oxygen. While CO is most common in industrial workplace such as a boiler room, or warehouse, CO can enter your home from the garage from an idling car or an improperly maintained fuel burning device such as a water heater or gas powered fireplace. Carbon monoxide detectors are the best way to alert you and your family when CO is present in your home.
Carbon Monoxide Prevention
Steps To Preventing The Build-Up Of Deadly CO Gas
Carbon monoxide exposure kills approximately 500 American’s every year. The presence of this deadly gas in your home is avoidable with proper prevention techniques, such as maintenance of all fuel burning equipment in the home and proper ventilation. Never use a barbeque grill inside the home or use an oven designed for cooking to warm your home. Smoking indoors is another contributor to the levels of the deadly CO gas within your home.
Signs Of Possible CO Gas Presence In Your Home
- No upward draft in your chimney;
- Excess corrosion of flue pipes and pipe connections;
- Damaged or discolored bricks at the top of your chimney;
- Orange or yellow flames (should be blue) in your combustion appliances;
- People living in the home have excessive headaches, confusion, dizziness, irritability, and nausea (flu like symptoms).
Carbon Monoxide and Heat/Smoke Monitoring
State Of The Art Sensors Are Your First Defense Against CO And Fire
To ensure that your family is adequately protected from the silent killer or a fire, install a CO monitor as well as plenty of Heat/Smoke alarms, at least one in each room of your home. The Alarm Guys will professionally install a wireless carbon monoxide sensors and a smoke detection system, compatible with your current home security alarm panel. The CO alarm can be periodically calibrated with real CO gas, to ensure appropriate CO detection levels.