Integrated carbon monoxide detector with home security system
Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless gas which is emitted from older heating systems. It is very harmful with national UK statistic reporting 4000 accidental (and therefore preventable) poisoning incidents emitted to hospital each year with 50 known deaths from CO poisoning each year.
Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Dame Sally Claire Davies, DBE, FMedSci, FRS, calls Carbon Monoxide as the 'Silent Killer' and measures should be put into place at all costs to prevent accidental poisoning and death from this substance.
Our team of skilled engineers will install and annually maintain carbon monoxide detectors which are integrated into the home security system to signal an alarm from the mains panel in the event of CO detected.
How does a CO detector work?
The detector works very much like a regular fire alarm, it is placed on the ceiling in properties.
In order for the detector to work properly it must be able to send a signal to the home security system. The two are integrated together for each to talk to one another and keep the property both securely protected and safe from dangerous CO leakage.
If in the event of dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide detected, the home security alarm system would sound alerting the residents to imminent danger.
How would I know if the alarm was for a burglar or suspected poisoning?
If you are in the property and the alarm sounds the alarm panel will provide information to the reason it is ringing.
There are three things you will need to check on the panel:
2. Carbon Monoxide
3. Tamper (anomoly)
If in the event your alarm bell is ringing and you are not at the property, the smart app will alert you to the issue immediately with the same 3 issues for you to either manage yourself, reset the system remotely via the app if 'tamper' is recorded or seek assistance from a key holder, family or friend, monitoring agency if you are registered with them or the police if you are unable to return to the property in the event of 'intruder' or Carbon Monoxide is advised.
Integrating Carbon Monoxide detection with home security systems throughout Oxfordshire including newly built homes in Didcot, Wantage, Abingdon, Oxford and neighbouring towns and villages.
I have an older property, do I need Carbon Monoxide detection?
Yes! You are at risk from Carbon Monoxide poisoning if your property and central heating system is very old and you have solid fuel burning systems in the property such as a log burner or open coal fire.
Our team would suggest installing several detection units around the property to stay safe and alert to any potential harmful levels of CO.
Our team also maintain the systems annually checking their batteries and ensuring their signals are working correctly.
My home is a rental, should I have CO detection installed?
Under UK legislation for private landlords, it is a non-negotiable requirement to install at least one smoke detector on every floor of the property and one carbon monoxide alarm where solid fuel burning appliances exist.
If you do not have these installed, please seek immediate assistance from your landlord or property agent to ensure their obligations to tenants are being met.
Do Thatched Cottages need CO alarms?
For any property that has old heating systems, particularly thatched properties that may have open fireplaces and wood burners it is imperative to install carbon monoxide alarms to ensure the levels are safe and not making you sick.
Get in touch with our team to install, upgrade or maintain your alarms for you and keep you and your property in tip top condition.