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Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation Guide


The Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector alerts you at the first sign of smoke or CO within your home. You should place this device near sleeping areas, ensuring that there is one on every floor within your home. If wall mounting your Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector, ensure that it is no more than 12 inches from the ceiling.

To avoid false alarms, we recommend installing the Smoke & CO Detector at least 10 feet away from any furnace, stove, or fireplace. Additionally, we recommend avoiding placing it in a garage or in any bathroom with a shower, as dust, debris, and steam have the potential to trigger false alarms.

We also recommend cleaning your Smoke & CO Detector once a month, to avoid false alarms from dust and debris build-up. You can learn more about false alarms and how to avoid them in this article.

Before Getting Started

You’ll need the included mounting hardware, along with a ¼” drill bit and a screwdriver to complete the installation.

Having trouble connecting your Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector to your system?

The Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector requires the latest Base Station firmware in order to be added. You can check for updates using the following steps:

  1. Using your Keypad, press Menu

  2. Enter your Master PIN

  3. Choose System Settings

  4. Select Check for Updates

  5. Run any available updates before proceeding with the installation. If no updates are available, you may install your Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector

Watch the video below for a hands-on experience from our team of experts for the installation process

Use the guided flow below for an interactive, step-by-step experience that will help you through the installation process.