Exposure to carbon monoxide puts you and your family at great risk that is potentially fatal. Often, CO inhalation happens before you can react because of its colorless and odorless features deeming it the name, the silent killer.

Basco Security Inc installs CO detectors in your home to warn you when CO gases are present in the air. Here are a few home security tips to educate yourself on the best placement and usage of detectors.

Benefits of a CO detector:

As stated earlier this harmful gas is colorless and odorless so having a CO detectors the best way to keep you and your family from inhaling the poisonous gas usually created from appliances found in your kitchen.

CO detectors are relatively insulated from fluctuations in temperature, so increases in humidity or climate won’t trigger a false alarm. With our state-of-the-art systems, your device will not be affected by common household gases like older models.

Powering your CO Detectors:

CO detectors run on battery power, making them easy to use and install. Lithium-powered batteries are typically the most effective for CO detectors.

Homeowners who understand electrical installation might consider hardwiring the model powered directly from a home’s electrical source. We recommend devices that use both a battery and hardwiring, as the device will seldom run out of electricity.

Placement around homes

Once you’ve chosen the right CO detector for your home, you need to decide where you are going to place the devices. Placing them on the ceiling of your kitchen is a natural choice, but we recommend you place them away from stoves to prevent smoke from triggering the detectors.

Placing devices in each bedroom will help ensure that your loved ones always have some measure of security. In a multi-level house, consider placing devices at the tops of stairways and in the garage.

Call Basco Security located in South Shores Pembroke MA, serving home security needs throughout Massachusettts, for an estimate on carbon monoxide detector installation.