9. Carbon Monoxide Detection
There’s a reason carbon monoxide (CO) gas is called the silent killer. It’s odorless and colorless, and victims quickly become so disoriented that they are unable to save themselves by either exiting the building or calling for assistance. Because of this, CO detectors have become nearly as ubiquitous as smoke detectors, though until recently they have not been available as components of a fully-functional security/fire system.
Now, however, wireless CO detectors exist that can be integrated into nearly any system, sending alerts whenever the gas is detected. The best of these new CO detectors meet the UL 2075 (Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors) and California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) regulatory approvals.