Smart Home Security

Installing Your Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon Monoxide Detector Install Guide PDF

Your carbon detector alerts you to the presence of carbon monoxide in your home.

It can alert you locally and alert the monitoring center, sending emergency services to assist.

Installation Parts

  • Your detector, which has a detachable cover and a flat backplate
  • 1 lithium battery
  • Screws and wall anchors
a carbon monoxide detector, a lithium battery, screws and wall anchors

Choosing a location

The most important place for your detector is inside or next to bedrooms, since the effects of carbon monoxide are hardest to detect while sleeping.

The carbon detector can be placed:

  • On the ceiling, at least 12 inches away from any wall
  • On a wall, at least 6 inches from the ceiling but no lower than a light switch

Avoid placing your detector

  • Outside
  • Above a sink, cooker, stove, or oven
  • With 5 feet of any cooking appliance
  • Next to any door or window affected by drafts
  • In or below a cupboard
  • Next to furniture or curtains, which can obstruct air flow
  • Any place where dirt or dust can block the sensor
  • Any place where it can be knocked down, damaged, or accidentally removed

Installation Instructions

1. Disconnect the detector from its backplate, by simply twisting the detector counter-clockwise.

twisting off a carbon monoxide detector

2. Using the 2 screws, attach the base to the desired location.

attaching the carbon monoxide detector to the ceiling

3. Insert the battery provided into the CO detector.

Insert a battery into the carbon monoxide detector

4. Twist the detector onto the base. Keep in mind, there are markers provided on the base and detector to assist with alignment.

twist the detector onto the base

Testing the Carbon Monoxide Detector

Testing the carbon monoxide detector
  1. Make sure your system is in test mode.
  2. Press and hold the test button until you hear the detector start beeping. You'll also see its LED light blink red, yellow, and green.
  3. Release the button. The detector will reset itself once the test process is finished.
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