Photoelectric Sensor Warns of Smoldering Fires
The First Alert SC7010B combination alarm with battery backup comes equipped with a photoelectric sensor to provide the earliest possible warning of fire. The sensor in the detector is optimized to detect larger smoke particles produced by smoldering fires, such as those caused by unextinguished cigarettes. It also distinguishes between real threats, and smoke and vapor produced during showering, cooking, and other everyday activities, helping minimize the number of false alarms. This makes the hardwired alarm an ideal choice for installation in kitchens, near fireplaces, outside bathrooms, and in other areas that are prone to producing steam and smoke.
Electrochemical Sensor Reliably Detects CO
The First Alert SC7010B Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm uses an advanced electrochemical CO sensor to detect elevated carbon monoxide levels from a variety of sources, such as faulty fuel-burning appliances, blocked chimneys, and cars left running in the garage. The hardwired alarm is also microprocessor-controlled to help minimize false alarms. When CO is detected, the carbon monoxide detector sounds an alarm to warn you of the threat. Carbon monoxide can’t be seen, smelled, or tasted in the air, and it is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. By placing carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of the home and in each sleeping room, you can help protect your family from the danger of carbon monoxide.
Spread Spectrum Horn Tone Warns of Danger
If the alarm detects smoke or elevated carbon monoxide levels, it alerts you to danger with a spread spectrum horn tone. This loud tone has a lower frequency that can be heard more easily by people with normal age-related hearing loss.
Easy to Install and Operate
The mounting system makes aligning and installing the combination alarm easy, while the tamper-resistant locking pins keep the alarm secure. A one-touch silence/test button makes it easy to test the detector or mute it in the event of a false alarm. An end-of-life warning, alerts you when it is time to replace the alarm. AC-powered smoke alarms must be installed in accordance with all local electrical codes.
Battery Backup for Detection During a Power Outage
This smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is designed for hardwired installation, but it also features a battery backup that helps ensure continued functionality in the event of a power outage. The detector comes with two AA batteries.