According to a Field Study by Nest Labs of Palo Alto California, more than one million households in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada are exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide each year.
Nest, makes of the innovative Next Protect Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide detector conducted the field test for 6 months in the USA, Canada and UK. Until now most Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors were just local devices and researchers had to rely on self reported incidents to determine exposure threats and levels.
Because the Nest Protect is a connected device, researchers were able to pull data from Nest detectors to more accurately determine CO alarm levels and risks.
The study’s data suggests that 0.9% of Nest homes experienced a CO event per year. Peak CO levels ranged from 70 parts per million (ppm) to 1,964 ppm with a median CO alarm level of 142 ppm.
The average Carbon Monoxide Alarm lasted for one hour and 17 minutes with the shortest around 3 minutes and the longest more than 24 hours.
Each year more than 430 deaths occur in the United States due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Carbon Monoxide is called the silent killer because it is invisible and can sap the blood of its ability to absorb oxygen.
The best way to protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning is to install a CO detector in your home or office. “These devices can save your life say’s Doyle Serink, from Ion Security. “CO detectors can be stand alone devices or like the Next Protect, built into a combination All In One CO and Smoke Detector. Pets are especially susceptible to CO poisoning and a monitored CO detector can protect pets which are let at home when you’re away from the house.”
If you want more information on the Nest Protect Integrated Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide detector call Ion Security 780-489-5522