Smoke, heat, and CO listeners allow you to indirectly pair any Temporal 3 or Temporal 4 life-safety sensor with your security system. These devices work by actively listening for the Temporal 3 or Temporal 4 sound of an activated life-safety sensor. For reference, Temporal 3 is the sound of an activated smoke detector, while Temporal 4 is the sound of an activated carbon monoxide sensor. Your life-safety sensor must produce a Temporal 3 or Temporal 4 sound in order to be used with a smoke, heat, and CO listening device. You will want to have the smoke, heat, and CO listener within about six (6) inches of the life-safety sensor. There should also be no obstructions or blockages between the listening device and the life-safety sensor. This is the best way to ensure that the listening device can properly detect the Temporal 3 or Temporal 4 sound of the activated life-safety sensor.
When it comes to smoke detectors and CO detectors for alarm systems, these devices either pair with an alarm panel through a hardwired connection or a wireless connection using compatible radio frequencies. Of course, there are also smoke detectors, heat detectors, and CO detectors that are no designed to directly pair with security systems. This is because they are either high-voltage interconnected sensors or because they are relatively basic battery powered sensors that do not transmit any wireless radio frequencies for pairing with an alarm system. With a life-safety listening sensor, you can indirectly pair these otherwise incompatible sensors with your security system. The only requirement is that the conventional or high-voltage life-safety sensor must produce a Temporal 3 or Temporal 4 sound when activated. Otherwise, it will not be able to activate the listening module, and it will have way of interfacing with your alarm panel. Check and make sure that your smoke detector, heat detector, or CO detector produces the Temporal 3 or Temporal 4 sound needed to be used with a listening unit.
If you are shopping for a smoke, heat, and CO listener, then you will want to make sure that it transmits wireless signals at a frequency that is compatible with your alarm system. Wireless frequencies typically vary based on manufacturer, with each manufacturer having a wireless frequency that they use with their systems. If you aren't sure about your panel's wireless frequency, do some research to make that determination. If you try to use a listening device that does not transmit signals at an appropriate wireless frequency for your system, then it will not be able to interface, and signals will not go through. Popular wireless frequencies for security systems include 319.5 MHz, 345 MHz, and 433 MHz. We offer smoke, heat and CO listeners in all three of the aforementioned wireless frequencies.