Wireless Combination CO/Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are devices that should be installed in every building. Normally, these are separate sensors. But with combination sensors, you can have both functions included in one convenient device. This can save you money when purchasing new sensors, and the single device will take up less space on your wall. Although combination sensors can be more expensive than standalone sensors, they are usually cheaper than having to purchase both sensors separately.
The combination smoke and CO sensors listed on this page are all wireless devices. You will need to make sure that you choose sensors that communicate at a wireless frequency that is compatible with your system. Your panel should have a wireless receiver that supports these sensors. Most wireless sensors can be auto-enrolled with the system. All you need to do is put the panel into its wireless enrollment mode and activate the sensor. This can be done by activating the device's tamper switch or by pressing a test button on the device. The panel should recognize the sensor and auto-enroll the device. You will then be able to configure the settings for that zone.
A common theme for combination smoke and CO sensors is that they require multiple wireless zones. These sensors need separate zones for smoke detection and CO detection. Many of these sensors also support additional features. For example, there are many of these sensors that support heat detection or freeze detection. Many combination sensors also function as temperature sensors. This is great if you want to be alerted to a broken HVAC system that could cause your home to become uncomfortably hot or cold. Freeze detection is particularly useful, as it can alert you before the pipes freeze and serious damage occurs. A combination sensor may also use zones for features like end of product life detection and RF supervision.
When purchasing a new wireless combination smoke and CO detector, there are several things you should look for. You should check to make sure the the device communicates at a wireless frequency that is compatible with your system. You should also check and see which features the device supports. This can be anything like heat detection and freeze detection. Remember, each feature may require its own system zone. Check the sensor for more information.
If your wireless combination CO and smoke detector activates, then you can receive automatic emergency dispatch from a central monitoring station. You can also receive text and/or email alerts from an interactive service platform like Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com. These features are only available if you have active alarm monitoring service. You can learn more about our alarm monitoring plans by clicking the orange Alarm Monitoring button at the top of this page.