Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. It has no smell or taste, but if leaked in a house it can be deadly. Household appliances that use gas, oil, coal or wood can emit carbon monoxide. A buildup of carbon monoxide in a home, can be lethal. In Canada, at least 50 people every year die of carbon monoxide poisoning.
This is why it's important to have a monitored carbon monoxide detector. A carbon monoxide detector alone is good, as it alerts the homeowners if there is a carbon monoxide leak. If detected, the local carbon monoxide detector will sound. While better than nothing, the homeowner must hear the device sounding in order to be notified. This is troublesome if the homeowner is a deep sleeper or just far away from the detector.
A monitored carbon monoxide detector will sound a loud noise when triggered. This is just like a non-monitored one. However, it then sends a notice to a monitored central station. The central station rep can then contact the homeowner over the phone and also notify emergency contacts. Plus they can then reach out to first responders, alerting them of the carbon monoxide leak. Also, certain monitored carbon monoxide detectors will also send out push notifications, alerting the homeowner of the leak.
This monitored response can be lifesaving, as it provides an intelligent response. More people being notified equals more chance to contact the homeowner. This is extremely important.
Most alarm companies will not charge more in regards to monthly monitored for a monitored carbon monoxide detector. For example, with Think Protection, the monitored carbon monoxide detector costs $79.99/upfront. The monthly charge for the home alarm system is $12.99/month. The monitoring of the CO detector, doesn't raise the monthly charge!
With that said, every homeowner should have a monitored carbon monoxide detector. The peace of mind is incredible. This service is cost effective and may be lifesaving. Get your monitored carbon monoxide detector today.