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Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are defined by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) as those that are connected to a central panel such as a typical security system or fire panel.  A standalone CO life safety device is called a carbon monoxide alarm.

There are two standards: UL 2034 for CO alarms and UL 2075 for CO detectors.  These two standards are different because when any CO detector or smoke detector is connected to a central panel it must communicate to the panel. Alarms do not communicate directly to a central panel.

Quantum makes the COSTAR® Model 12-24 system carbon monoxide detector.  This is the first system carbon monoxide detector and by far the best.  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) tested all available carbon monoxide technologies and found Quantum COSTAR® technology to be

**The most reliable

**The only technology that does not false alarm to common household vapors such as disinfectants, air fresheners, detergents, cleaners etc.

In addition, other laboratories Gas Research Institute (GRI) and Unified Engineering have reproduced the work by LBNL.  Please see LBNL Report 40556 on this website by clicking here.