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NB! From 1 July 2009, a smoke detector is mandatory


Smoke sensor set:

The optical sensor detects invisible smoke particles. The sensor is equipped with a test button. An audible signal that the battery is low. Fasteners (mounting, screws, dowels), 9V battery


Smoke sensor placement:

The smoke sensor only needs battery power and must not be connected to any other power source. The smoke sensor is a stand-alone device and must not and cannot be connected to other smoke sensors. Install at least one smoke sensor on each floor near the living quarters. Check that the smoke sensor alarm sounds in each bedroom. For additional security, we recommend installing a smoke sensor in every room except the kitchen, sauna, bathroom and garage.


The smoke sensor must not be installed:

- In rooms where the temperature may drop below 0 ° C.

- In wet rooms, e.g. sauna or bathroom.

- In the vicinity of lamps or other objects that may  prevent smoke from entering the sensor. 

- Near heaters.

- Near ventilation ducts.

- In dusty rooms.




Installing the carbon monoxide sensor in the right place is very important. If you only install one carbon monoxide sensor, it should be installed near the bedroom (s) where it can wake you up if you are asleep. Additional carbon monoxide sensors on each level and in each bedroom provide additional protection.

Homeowners should keep in mind that carbon monoxide sensors should not be installed directly above or next to stoves and ovens, as the oven may emit small amounts of local carbon monoxide that trigger an alarm. The carbon monoxide sensor should not be installed closer than 5 m to the oven or hob; and near damp rooms such as bathrooms.

When considering where to install a carbon monoxide sensor, keep in mind that although carbon monoxide is about as heavy as air (carbon monoxide has a specific gravity of 0.9657, warm air has a specific gravity of 1), warm air from heating systems can trap carbon monoxide upwards. In this case, the carbon monoxide rises with the warm air.

For this reason, most carbon monoxide detector manufacturers recommend installing carbon monoxide detectors on the ceiling. It is also more useful in that the carbon monoxide sensor does not leave a trace on curious children and pets.



What to do when the alarm goes off?

If the alarm goes off, all heating appliances must be switched off immediately and / or the fire in the oven must be extinguished.

Open windows and doors to allow fresh air into the room. Call a qualified technician to help solve the problem before turning on the heaters yourself. If someone suffers from the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headache, dizziness, vomiting, vomiting, call an ambulance and take the fresh air immediately to the victim.

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