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Where should I put carbon monoxide and smoke detectors?

Where you legally need to have smoke detectors, according to National Laws:

Legally Required

1. Smoke Alarm on each story

2. In each sleeping area

3. In every 20 ft of hallways and rooms

4. Within 10ft of all bedroom doors

5. Wherever else your local laws require smoke protectors.

Good Ideas

- Every other room

- Your Kitchen*

- Your Garage*

*When the national laws were written, devices like our 3-in-1 sensor didn't exist. Kitchens and Garages are the most likely places for a fire to start, but they weren't legally required because traditional photoelectric-smoke-only detectors created so many false alarms from frying or searing food or starting your car in your garage that they didn't make sense to mandate. Nowadays, you can install this 3-in-1 sensor in your kitchen or garage (the most common places where fires start), set it to detect only temperature and heat, and live your life without having constant false alarms.

Disclaimer: The laws governing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can vary from state to state. Often, counties and cities pass specific, unique laws regarding them. Please make sure to contact your local government to confirm compliance with local laws.

Do's and Don'ts for Installing Smoke or Carbon Dioxide Detectors:

Do

Place the environmental sensor in a centrally located area that is free from obstructions.

Don't

Avoid putting them near a fan (the fan can pull the fumes from the sensor and make it so that it can't sense anything in the air)

Don't put them near a window you might open (a breeze with an open window can do the same)

Where Legally Required

Do

The national laws state that you need one within 10 feet of every bedroom door and at least one every 21 feet.

Your local laws may specify that you need more detectors per foot of square footage.

When in doubt follow the most stringent law. This will make your insurance claim process easier, should anything happen.

Don't

We can't tell you what your local laws are (since they are all a little different), but avoid ignoring your local laws. This can cause your insurance company to reject your claim, if there is a fire or other home disaster.

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  1. Carbon Monoxide Sensor for SCW Shield

    Carbon Monoxide Sensor for SCW Shield - 74CMS

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    MSRP: $99.99

    Our Price: $64.99

    Environmental Sensors require the ELITE monitoring package.


    Detects


    Carbon Monoxide

    Integrated Siren

    Where should I put carbon monoxide and smoke detectors?


    Alerts


    Contacts the Central Monitoring Station Immediately and Sends Fire Rescue.

    Does not send an alert or wait for your response, as Carbon Monoxide can make people non-responsive.


    Battery


    Averages 10 years


    5 year warranty


  2. Three-in-One Smoke Sensor for SCW Shield

    3-in-1 Smoke, Fire, and Temperature Sensor for SCW Shield - 74SFT

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    MSRP: $99.99

    Our Price: $74.99

    Environmental Sensors require the ELITE monitoring package.


    Detects


    Smoke (Photoelectric)

    Heat

    Abrupt Temperature Increases

    One of the only Fire Sensors that can be used in the kitchen!

    Where should I put carbon monoxide and smoke detectors?


    Alerts


    Integrated Siren

    Contacts the Central Monitoring Station Immediately and Sends Fire Rescue.

    Does not send an alert or wait for your response, as smoke or fire can make people non-responsive.


    Battery


    Averages 10 years


    5 year warranty

    Don't let burning toast spoil your day! Our 3-in-1 sensor allows you to turn off the smoke function and just use the Heat and Rate-of-Rise Temperature feature, so that cooking mishaps doesn't set off your siren and send the fire department!”



  3. Flood, Freeze, and Overheat Sensor for SCW Shield

    3-in-1 Flood, Freeze, and Overheat Sensor for SCW Shield - 74FFO

    Special Order.
    This item is available through special order. Small orders will typical ship in 3-5 business days. Large orders will take additional time. Please contact us before purchasing.

    MSRP: $64.99

    Our Price: $34.99

    Environmental Sensors require the ELITE monitoring package.


    Detects


    Water/Flood

    Cold/Freeze

    High Heat


    Alerts


    Primarily used for triggering home automation events.

    Convenient App Alerts - without triggering Pro Monitoring!

    Example Z-Wave Automation: turning off your water valve when detecting a leak.


    Battery


    Averages 10 years


    5 year warranty

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