Can I Use a Honeywell Wireless CO Detector w/o an Alarm System?
Yes, you can use a Honeywell Wireless CO Detector without an alarm system. Every Honeywell Wireless CO Detector has an internal sounder that will still activate if the sensor is not enrolled with a security panel. This is useful for alerting on-site occupants to a carbon monoxide outbreak.
Carbon monoxide is a lethal gas that kills hundreds of people every year in the United States. The gas is odorless and tasteless, making it impossible to detect without a sensor. Honeywell Carbon Monoxide Sensors are specifically designed to be paired with alarm systems. When the sensor detects an usually high level of CO gas, it will alert the system. The system will then go into alarm mode and contact the end user and/or a central monitoring station depending upon the user's alarm monitoring plan. This is very important for learning about a CO alarm that occurs while you are away from your home or business.
If you do not have a compatible security system for a Honeywell Wireless CO Detector, then you can technically still use the sensor. The device will still activate its internal sounder upon detecting a high concentration of CO gas. Most Honeywell Wireless CO Detectors have 85 dB sounders, which are loud enough to hear throughout a smaller home or business. Upon hearing the activated sounder, you should evacuate the premises immediately. Make sure all other people and animals have exited as well. You should then contact your local fire department immediately. Explain that your CO alarm has activated, and you need assistance. Do not re-enter the building until you are told that it's okay by the fire department.
However, using a Honeywell Wireless CO Sensor without a compatible alarm system is a bit odd. If you want to use a wireless CO sensor without an alarm system, then you are better off just buying a regular battery powered CO detector, as opposed to one that is designed to be used with a security system. This is because a conventional battery powered CO detector will likely be a lot less expensive than a Honeywell Wireless CO Detector for a security system. You can likely find a regular battery powered CO detector at your local hardware store. Your home or business may also have high-voltage CO detectors that are wired into the building. You can integrate a high-voltage CO detector with a security system using a takeover listening module. Make sure the listening module you choose is compatible with your system.
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