Give the Gift of Safety – A Technologically Advanced Carbon Monoxide Alarm With Bilingual Voice Alerts & Emergency Response Notifications
Phoenix, AZ (Dec. 1, 2021) – Keep time spent indoors at home with family during the holidays safe with a CO alarm that provides early alerts to both low and high levels of CO which can save lives and reduce long-term injuries.
Furnaces, fireplaces, water heaters, and gas appliances are all potential sources of increased carbon monoxide levels that mimic flu symptoms. The only way to detect the presence of CO is with an alarm.
“During the winter, more time is spent inside with windows and doors closed,” said David Whiting, retired fire chief in Columbus, Ohio. “Additionally, those working from home and with children, pets, and elderly family members increasing their time indoors, are particularly vulnerable. This is also the time to commit to ensuring potential sources of CO are maintained and inspected, and that CO alarms are installed correctly and working.”
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the best way to ensure a home’s residents are protected from dangerous levels of carbon monoxide is to install a CO alarm on every level of the residence, and in a central area outside of every sleeping area.
Knox Safety, a division of the Knox Company, recently introduced an advanced carbon monoxide alarm that not only detects CO, but alarms and alerts with voice messaging, icons, and a scrolling LCD display that provides information prior to the situation becoming a medical emergency.
"When seconds matter, a residential carbon monoxide (CO) alarm needs to do more than just beep,” says Cathy Prudhomme, Director of Marketing Communications, Knox Company. “Occupants are often confused on the actions they should take when alarms sound – and during a potential emergency is not the time to search for a product manual to determine why the alarm is sounding. As a breakthrough industry innovation, the Knox Safety carbon monoxide alarm delivers critical information along with potentially life-saving response actions in both English and Spanish.”
The Knox Safety CO Alarm is the only model available with the exclusive TRIO™ Warning System that informs, directs, and alerts during a CO incident, enabling residents to respond quickly. Early and immediate detection is crucial, as research has shown young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and pets are often affected earlier than healthy adults.”
The Knox Safety CO Alarm is now available at Walmart stores in the 48 contiguous states.
New and advanced features offered by the Knox Safety CO Alarm include:
- More than 20 voice alerts in English or Spanish.
- Easy to read visual warning icons, action icons, and scrolling LCD text alerts also available in English or Spanish.
- The alarm differentiates between low and high levels of CO and alerts with the appropriate warnings and required safety responses.
- Peak level memory function which notifies when CO is detected and at what levels – providing early preventative actions.
The National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association reports that CO is responsible for close to 50,000 emergency-room visits and 1,200 deaths annually, making it the leading cause of injuries, outpacing car accidents. You cannot see, taste, or smell CO. The only way to know when it is present is with a working CO alarm. Currently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that only 42 percent of U.S. households have working CO alarms.
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About the Knox Company:
Since 1975, the Knox company has successfully developed innovative rapid access solutions for first responders. Today, more than 15,000 fire, EMS, and law enforcement departments/agencies depend on Knox products. Knox Safety is a residential home safety division of the Knox Company, with innovative CO alarms that have unmatched features and voice messaging in English and Spanish.
- Product Photos
- 360-video of Product
- B-roll with the potential sources of carbon monoxide
- B-roll of everyday items that produce beep notifications
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