According to statistics, there are more than 3,000 incidents of carbon monoxide detectors false alarms in the UK each year, which lead to the dispatch of the fire brigade. In particular, the number of false alarms triggered by hospitals is the most, which has brought great trouble to the fire brigade, and people have begun to question the reliability of carbon monoxide detector.
In fact, there are many factors for judging whether a product is reliable. People cannot say it is unreliable because of the false alarm of carbon monoxide, because in public places such as hospitals, there are too many factors that trigger the alarm of carbon monoxide detectors. irritating gas, someone smoking in the hospital, a child or the elderly accidentally pressed the button of the detector, etc. We cannot deny the contribution of carbon monoxide detectors to protecting people's health and safety because of false positives.
From 1960 to the present, people's increased safety awareness has increased their demand for carbon monoxide detectors, which also reflects the fact that carbon monoxide detectors are recognized. It has to be said that carbon monoxide detectors can indeed reduce the probability of carbon monoxide poisoning, but as the service life increases, the detectors will also be out of line aging, performance degradation, power failure, etc. At this time, we need to replace new detectors to continue protection our safety.
The equipment problems mentioned above are exhibited by all detectors. In addition to regular inspection and maintenance, the best way is to choose a reliable detector from the beginning. Reliable detectors involve many aspects, such as performance, duration of use, compliance with EN standards, test data, etc. The linked article will explain in detail. In short, it is very important to choose a reliable detector, but we can't simply rely on the carbon monoxide detector, we also need to regularly detect and maintain it to keep it working in good condition.