What Are the Differences Between CO/Smoke Detectors and Heat Sensors?

June 28th, 2022 | in Residential Systems
What Are the Differences Between CO/Smoke Detectors and Heat Sensors?

Heat Sensors and CO/smoke detectors are separate devices that detect potential hazards. They come in various shapes and sizes to succeed at their mission, and most businesses and homeowners need both to ensure safety.

What is a CO Smoke Detector?

CO Smoke Detectors are a form of a two-in-one alarm that detects the presence of CO and smoke in the air. The device features a sensor that detects CO concentration and/or smoke in the air and an audible alarm that sounds when triggered.

Because these detectors detect the presence of smoke, they are a suitable option for large areas such as hospitals, schools, and office buildings.

What is a Heat Sensor?

Heat sensors are often used in conjunction with a smoke detector to ensure the safety of your property. These devices detect any thermal changes in heat inside your home, which could indicate the presence of a fire or other danger. A heat sensor will then trigger when this change is detected.

Heat sensors can detect the threat of fire much more quickly than a smoke detector, giving you more time to prevent an inferno.

What Are the Differences?

The main difference between the two machines is what they detect. Heat sensors trigger when thermal energy and temperature increase. On the other hand, CO Smoke Detectors will trigger when carbon monoxide levels are dangerously high, and the smoke detector part detects smoke particles in the air.

To select the correct detector for your needs, look at the manufacturer, model number, and reviews. Alternatively, you can contact a professional for assistance. At Scan-Tech Alarms, we have years of experience installing fire detectors and smoke alarms.

For over 25 years, Marc and Jacqueline Cyr of Scan-Tech Alarm Systems Ltd. have helped to keep people and properties safe in Prince Albert and its surrounding areas.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your security needs, please call our toll-free number at (877) 212-5276 or use the handy form on our Contact page.

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