Carbon monoxide is a silent killer that is undetectable to us through smell, taste or sight. A Wireless Carbon Monoxide Detector from Forest Security is your solution for safeguarding your home by providing an early warning when the electrochemical sensing technology measures carbon monoxide levels in the air.
The detector consists of an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor assembly coupled with a wireless transmitter. The transmitter can send alarm, trouble, tamper and low battery condition messages to the alarm panel.
The detector is powered by a lithium battery allowing it to work wirelessly making it ideal for difficult-to-wire locations, applications where room aesthetics are critical providing flexibility to place it where ever it is needed in a home without being constrained by AC outlets or hardwiring.
Carbon Monoxide is created when fossil fuels do not burn completely. Improperly maintained heating and cooking equipment are possible sources of carbon monoxide in the home. Vehicles running in an attached garage can also produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.
The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in the bloodstream. As more and more carbon monoxide accumulates in the blood, suffocation occurs. Mild CO poisoning often appears like the flu, but more serious poisoning can lead to difficulty breathing and even death. Victims exposed to high levels of CO can become seriously ill or die in less than 15 minutes.
Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Yet, many people do not know they are suffering from CO poisoning until it’s too late.
Forest’s professionally installed wireless detectors are connected to your Forest Security system and are monitored 24/7 which provides you with an unmatched level of protection. Don’t risk your family’s safety with non-monitored CO detectors!
Forest Two-Way Transmitters
Two Way transmitters offer greater security by operating in the 905-924 MHz spectrum band offer numerous advantages over other products:
- Longer range due to less strict regulatory requirements for the 905-924 MHz frequency band in comparison with the 300-433 MHz band
- Support for more frequent sensor check-ins, increasing system reliability
- Spread-spectrum technology for greater reliability and protection from jamming
- Two-way communications for greater reliability
- Greater range with support for up to eight repeaters⋅ Shorter wavelengths are less likely to be blocked by new walls or other changes made to a protected area⋅UL approved for commercial fire installations
- Longer battery life for lower maintenance costs
900 MHZ SPREAD-SPECTRUM TECHNOLOGY
Forest’s wireless communication employs 900 MHz frequency-hopping spread-spectrum to ensure clear and accurate signal transmissions without interference in practically any environment. The spread- spectrum technology enables the system to use numerous channels within the 905-925 MHz band and to dynamically hop from frequency to frequency.
By using spread-spectrum technology, this virtually ensures that our wireless system cannot be defeated by jamming. With non-spread-spectrum systems that operate in a narrow frequency band, an intruder can use a wireless device to flood the area with transmissions at the same frequency used by the alarm system, thereby preventing alarm signals from reaching the receiver.
Every 32 milliseconds, Forest’s Two-Way Wireless hops to a new frequency across 53 frequencies. The order is random and determined by the house code of the panel.Although spread-spectrum technology uses frequencies that other systems use, and it will see interference from other systems, it is designed to overcome that interference inherently.
This is one of the main advantages of spread-spectrum wireless.If the device and receiver hop to a different channel and encounter a channel that has interference, it simply moves on, and the data acknowledgment will not be received, thus requiring the panel or sensor to resend that signal. This trying and re-sending will automatically occur until the message is sent and acknowledged. This self-healing system is very reliable.