Carbon Monoxide

CARBON MONOXIDE: Protecting Your Home and Family with Spectrum Systems

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, almost undetectable threat to your family and home. Unlike fire and burglary, CO is an invisible, colorless, and odorless gas that cannot be detected by the human senses. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that CO is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. By the time you are aware that something is wrong, it may already be too late. Exposure to excessive levels of CO in the air you breathe results in a loss of consciousness, a coma, and if the CO levels remain high and you are not rescued, death. With seven out of eight homes containing some threat of CO poisoning, integrating monitored CO detectors into your home security system is a smart move.

Every year, more than 200 Americans die from CO poisoning and another 5,000 need hospital treatment. The very young and old, pregnant women, unborn babies, and people with heart and respiratory problems are especially vulnerable. You can avoid becoming one of these statistics by installing a CO alarm or detector.

The primary causes of accidental CO poisoning are largely linked to defective furnaces, fireplace flues, and oil heaters, as well as motor vehicle exhaust fumes. If you have any gas-fired appliances in your home or live in a home with an attached garage, then you are potentially at risk of exposure to CO.

At Spectrum Systems, our CO detectors work around the clock, even when your security system isn’t armed, to ensure total protection from CO poisoning. If your detector stops working, a signal notifies us, and if an alarm is triggered, we respond immediately. There is nothing for you to do, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to learn more about how we can protect your home and family with our CO detection and monitoring services.