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Keep you and your loved ones safe!
on 12 October 2016
What price safety? Carbon Monoxide (CO) is known as the silent killer. I’m sure we’ve all read or heard about tragic cases of people being killed (often in their sleep) from Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
The Kidde 7DCO Carbon Monoxide Alarm was purchased to replace a previous CO alarm that had exceeded its 10 year life cycle. It’s very important to note the manufacturer life cycle information, and record date of installation accordingly. The sensor only has a finite lifespan (maximum 10 years, some are only 5)
I have used products from various manufacturers, and of course some are better than others. However, unlike a smoke alarm it’s very difficult to simulate fault conditions (CO levels etc), and you are reliant on the product doing just what it’s meant to do. Unfortunately, a little research will show that the market has been flooded with cheap unbranded CO alarms, and is something I steer well clear of. In fact, I wouldn’t touch one with a barge pole. Consumer group exposes’ have shown that many of the cheaper CO alarms have false CE marks and accreditations, hence my choice of this brand.
You can count on one hand the manufacturers that (in my opinion) can be trusted, and of course Kidde are the world’s largest fire / safety manufacturer, having been around for 100 years.
This CO alarm is easy to install, with clear instructions as to siting, and operation etc. The device comes with a 10 years sensor warranty, with clear LCD display as well as the obvious loud siren. The device allows you to test, will also display a fault state, and has average CO level display function, which can give an early (before danger occurs) warning of higher than zero levels of CO.
This product arrived well packaged, and included the required 3 x AA (Duracell) batteries.
The detector alarm also has an end of life warning so you know (if you haven’t recorded it) when to change the alarm.
All in all, a great easy to install, well - constructed Carbon Monoxide alarm that provides confidence in protection against the silent killer. Highly recommended.
I hope that you have found this review helpful.