PROTECT YOUR STAFF AND CUSTOMERS FROM POISONOUS CARBON MONOXIDE
A COMMERCIAL CO DETECTOR CAN SAVE LIVES
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, poisonous gas that threatens lives and sends about 100,000 people to the emergency department every year due to accidental poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s a product of combustion and results from the incomplete burning of carbon caused by malfunctioning equipment or appliances, worn parts, improper ventilation, portable generators, and fire fumes. If inhaled, it prevents the body from absorbing oxygen.
Some of the early signs of CO poisoning include headaches, shortness of breath, weakness, unclear thinking, and nausea. If not treated, it may lead to unconsciousness and possible death.
The good news is that CO poisoning is entirely preventable. You can protect your staff and customers at your Wichita, KS, property with a commercial CO detector.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CO DETECTION
With the increasing number of illnesses caused by high levels of CO in commercial establishments, legislators across the nation are adopting laws regarding the installation of CO detectors in commercial buildings. Some states require these detectors in all new buildings, while others mandate the equipment in new and existing buildings, depending on the industry. These industries may include industrial, educational, hospitality, and healthcare.
There are various commercial CO detectors designed for specific facilities. For instance, some are better suited for large office buildings, while others are designed for schools or hospitals. These systems are much more complex than residential detectors and require careful planning and installation to adequately protect businesses and staff.
INSTALLING A COMMERCIAL CO DETECTOR
At Atronic, we complete a CO risk assessment prior to installation to determine vulnerable areas and the best placements for protection. We’ll discuss the options for your unique situation and property and whether combined carbon monoxide and smoke detectors or separate units would better serve your property and budget.
These detectors utilize highly reliable electrochemical sensing technology to measure CO levels and incorporate technology that reduces false alarms. They also offer distinct alarms and multi-color LED indicators, eliminating confusion and addressing the need for evacuation if warranted.
Many commercial carbon monoxide detectors also integrate with your commercial fire alarm and security system and come with 24/7 central station monitoring. This monitoring ensures emergency medical services and the fire department are immediately notified in the event of an emergency, ensuring a rapid response.
At Atronic, we’ve been serving businesses and communities throughout Wichita and the Kansas City metroplex for over 40 years. We provide cost-effective, customized security and life safety systems for nearly every industry, from corporate businesses to schools and government agencies. To learn more about the latest commercial CO detectors or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Atronic today.