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Quantum Group Inc. (herein referred to as “Quantum”) is focused on carbon monoxide (CO) safety products.  The Company’s primary business is the development and production of carbon monoxide (CO) sensors, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) controls that are FALSE ALARM FREE. 

According to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Quantum’s technology was the only carbon monoxide alarm technology tested false alarm free to common household products such as disinfectants, wipes, detergents, alcohol, cleaners, and other common household products.  According to the LBNL Report, Quantum provides the Most Reliable carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors as well as carbon monoxide (CO) sensors (please see LBNL Report 40556 by clicking here).  

Quantum is the technology leader in this field via the use of its proprietary and patented biotechnology based carbon monoxide sensors.   Quantum’s sensors are sometimes referred to as biotech, solid-state infrared (SIR) detection technology. Quantum carbon monoxide safety products are suitable for use in automobiles, homes, RVs and commercial buildings, hotels and motels, apartments and almost any location.  As the technology leader in carbon monoxide (CO) sensors and detection products, Quantum has developed collateral proprietary technology to support its core products including photon welding, manufacturing, testing and electronic and software.

Quantum was founded in 1982 in La Jolla CA starting as a forensic consulting company.  Quantum’s customer had numerous carbon monoxide poisoning litigations and expressed a strong desire for a reliable carbon monoxide sensor system.

Profits were used to develop a carbon monoxide sensor and safety system leading to its first product in 1987, a ventilation control triggered by a carbon monoxide sensor.  The biotechnology sensor was invented in 1990 and was sold first as part of an alarm for the RV market.

Quantum Group Inc.

6827 Nancy Ridge Drive
San Diego, CA 92121 USA

Phone: 858.566.9959
Fax: 858.566.9974

Toll Free: 800.432.5599


Contact us about your carbon monoxide detector needs using our online form. 

Company History



Quantum Group was founded in 1982.  Quantum operated as a forensic consulting and sales rep company during the 1980s investing its profits into the development of carbon monoxide sensors, alarms and safety systems.


Quantum enters the carbon monoxide ventilation control market using a metal oxide sensor made by Figaro of Japan in 1987 using its patent pending methodology.


Quantum enters the recreational vehicle (RV) CO alarm market using its newly developed solid-state biotechnology based sensor, which is monitored with infrared optics.


Quantum expanded into the consumer market through a license agreement with First Alert.  Quantum made sensors for First Alert exclusively for several years; First Alert marketed various single-station CO alarms to the retail and contractor (new construction) markets.


Agreement exclusivity with First Alert expires at the end of 1996. Since then Quantum Group has broadened its customer base in the retail market through a number of non-exclusive relationships, including Honeywell, USI, Invensys, MasterGuard, and others. We also are private labeling for Napco and Potter both security OEMs.


The Company continues to broaden its product line and markets by entering the security system detector market in 1998, the 12-volt CO alarm RV market in 2003, the 12-volt marine CO alarm market in 2004, the 24-volt commercial systems market in 2005 and the retail market in 2007.


In 2010 Quantum introduces the MicroSIR technology to Japan in a pocket-size alarm called the COSTAR® P1.