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Choosing the right Smoke/CO Detector!

Choosing the right Smoke/CO Detector!

Are you ready to protect your home from the dangers of fire and carbon monoxide? with the right smoke/CO detector, you can be sure that your family will be safe from any hazardous smoke or gas that may be present in your home. Whether it's an ionization detector, a photoelectric detector, or combination smoke and co detector, you'll be able to choose the best option for your home. 

Ionization smoke detectors detect smaller, less visible fire particles, while photoelectric detectors detect larger, more visible fire particles. Dual-sensor smoke detectors are designed to detect any type of fire, while standard carbon monoxide alarms will alert you to unsafe levels of CO gas. With the right smoke detector, you can ensure that your family is safe and secure!

Smoke and CO Detectors work by utilizing one of three control sources: hard-wired, battery-powered or plug-in to an electrical outlet.

  • Hardwired smoke detectors are powered specifically to an AC electrical circuit, which is standard in new developmentNumerous Hardwired Smoke Detectors incorporate a battery backup to keep it working amid control outages.
  • Battery operated smoke detectors are standalone and don’t require electrical wiring. They can utilize a nine volt or AA battery, which are usually  changed twice per year. Models with lithium batteries can last up to 10 years.
  • Plug-in CO detectors plug specifically into an electrical outlets. The plug-in detectors aren't usually developed for smoke detection as smoke rises and wall outlets are lower to the floor.  

Its important to understand what is required for fire and life safety in your building.  Let Safety Plus help you with the life safety products you need!

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