The Honeywell 5800CO is a wireless carbon monoxide detector compatible with and Honeywell wireless security system. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, toxic gas that is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America and can kill within minutes of exposure. The most common sources of CO fatalities are from heating systems, engine powered tools and charcoal grills. A car idling in an open or closed garage is another common cause of CO related death. Honeywell's 5800CO, when monitored by a wireless security system, can protect you, your family and your pets from the danders of carbon monoxide.
The 5800CO detector uses electrochemical detection technology. Electrochemical detectors take the most accurate measures of CO levels over time and are designed to sound a warning alarm well before fatal levels of carbon monoxide gas are present. If a CO alarm is received at the central monitoring station and no one responds to the following phone call, medical responders will be dispatched to the property to check on everyone located inside.
The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends installing a 5800CO detector within 10' of all sleeping areas, inside any bedroom that contains a fuel burning appliance, on every floor of a home or business and in the vicinity of all flame-fueled appliances (but further than 10' from appliance). The 5800CO should be mounted on the wall at least as high as a light switch and 6" from any ceiling or wall if mounted on a wall. If mounted on a ceiling, the carbon monoxide detector must be further than 12" from any wall. Also make sure not to install the 5800CO near any air vents or within reach of children of pets.
Many states and local municipalities are now requiring carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in homes. Carbon monoxide protection was upgraded in the 2005 NFPA 720 guide from a recommended practice to an installation standard. We recommend checking with your local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to see if carbon monoxide detectors are required in your area.