Carbon monoxide detector

Invisible, odourless and tasteless - the danger of CO should not be underestimated. Our CO detectors provide early warning and save lives in case of fire.

Carbon monoxide detector

Carbon monoxide detector


  • Installation
  • Consulting
  • Maintenance
  • Planning & project engineering
  • Instruction / Training


  • Incl. 10-year battery

Carbon monoxide detectors - advice & installation

Carbon monoxide detectors also called CO detectors, warn of carbon monoxide, an invisible, odourless and tasteless gas. This gas, when inhaled, can quickly cause death. Therefore, carbon monoxide detectors, like smoke detectors, save lives in case of fire. Carbon monoxide is produced during combustion and occurs, for example, when raw materials are used for household appliances, natural gas, wood, or petrol. Leaking heaters or kitchen cookers are therefore a serious danger. Every year, around 600 people in Germany die due to carbon monoxide poisoning because the gas was not detected early enough. A carbon monoxide detector reduces this danger reliably and safely.

Carbon monoxide detectors are used in private households, as well as commercial and public buildings, which burn raw materials such as natural gas, wood or petrol in closed rooms with gas cookers and boilers, fireplaces, radiant heaters, mushroom heaters, gas/coal grills or heaters. A CO detector measures the carbon monoxide concentration in the air with an electrochemical sensor every 4 seconds. Thus, once a certain critical value is reached, an alarm can be triggered.

CO detectors must be replaced every five to ten years. As a rule, they are equipped with a long-life battery, and if the battery power decreases, a visual or acoustic signal is given in good time. To be able to measure the concentration of carbon monoxide correctly, the CO detector should be positioned at a height of 1.0 to 1.5 m in the room.

CWS Fire Safety offers you an all-round carefree package by equipping your facility with life-saving carbon monoxide detectors and installing them in the right place.

Important note: Please note that CO detectors are not smoke detectors and are not substitutes, i.e. they are not used for early warning of smoke in case of fire.


  • Warns in time of carbon monoxide
  • Can be used in private households, commercial and public buildings of all kinds in which raw materials such as natural gas, wood or petrol are burned

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