Product Portrait: The Crossfire Alarm Smoke Detector

At Crossfire Alarms, we manufacture what could be simply described as the “smartphone” of smoke detectors. That’s because we’ve included a feature that truly makes our smoke detectors state of the art: wireless communication. You may not think that it’s important for a smoke detector to possess wireless communication capabilities, but you’d be wrong. This wireless communication allows all of your Crossfire Alarms smoke detectors to stay in touch with one another. Because of this, you’ll be assured that a danger in one part of your home will not go unnoticed in all of the other parts of your home. This gives you and your family valuable extra time in the event of an emergency, something that can mean the very difference between life and death.

That’s not all that makes our smoke detectors so advanced though, as they have many other features that are designed to exceed the mandates of every entity regulating the smoke detector industry. These devises have a twist-lock smoke chamber, which allows smoke to enter from all 360 degrees around the sensor. For this reason, our smoke detectors are incredibly sensitive. Also, these smoke detectors come in two different models: battery operated and AC/DC. With the battery-operated model, you’ll find that the battery is tamper resistant and has a life expectancy of 20 years or more. In the event that one of these alarms is triggered, it is something that you won’t be able to ignore. That’s because each alarm comes outfitted with at 100-db semiconductor-driven Piezo horn. It’s loud, just as it should be.

So, if you’ve been looking to protect yourself and your family from fire and smoke, then you cannot possibly do better than a smoke detector system that’s been manufactured by Crossfire Alarms. We believe in manufacturing our products to the highest possible standards, because we believe that your health and safety are paramount.

Product Portrait: The Crossfire Alarm Carbon Monoxide Detector

We fully understand the danger that carbon monoxide poses to every home in America and around the world. There’s a reason that many in the business refer to it as “the Silent Killer.” It’s tasteless and odorless, and it can be present at any moment without anyone around being the wiser. For this reason, it’s absolutely essential that every home have a working carbon monoxide detector. This is doubly true if that home has any appliances that rely on combustion to operate.

To meet the incredible demand for carbon monoxide detectors in the United States and throughout the world, we’ve manufactured a carbon monoxide detector that exceeds every possible industry standard. We couldn’t possibly be more proud of it.

One of its key features is its wireless communication, which allows it to interact with every other Crossfire Alarm present in your home, whether it’s another carbon monoxide detector or a smoke detector. For this reason, you’ll be quickly alerted to a danger in any part of your home, no matter where in your home you are. This gives you and your family valuable time when reacting to an emergency situation.

In addition to the above, our carbon monoxide detectors have been built with long-lasting batteries, which guarantee their consistent operation over a 20-year period. You’ll also find that our carbon monoxide detectors are loud! That’s because we’ve built them with 100-db semiconductor-driven Piezo horns – there’s simply no mistaking the racket they’ll make in the event of an emergency.

So, if a carbon monoxide detector does not currently protect you and your family, then please make today the day that you change that. Carbon monoxide kills people every year, and there’s simply no reason for it. Make the decision to get in touch with Crossfire Alarms and to order a state-of-the-art carbon monoxide detector.

A Few General Recommendations About Smoke Detectors

Here at Crossfire Alarms, we manufacture smoke detectors and alarms that operate more effectively and efficiently than what every regulatory mechanism mandates. That’s because we believe that smoke detectors are lifesaving pieces of equipment that should work better than expected when they’re needed most. So, if you’re unsure of the status of the smoke detectors in your home or place of work, then we’d encourage you to strongly consider making the investment in our state-of-the-art smoke detectors and alarms. We believe that a smoke alarm and detection system manufactured by Crossfire Alarms could prove the difference between life and death in the event of a fire in your home or place of work.

As you might imagine, we get an awful lot of questions about smoke detectors and alarms, and we figured we’d take this opportunity to provide some general recommendations for their use within your home or place of work:

  • Always have at least one on every floor: This is the bare minimum you can do to protect yourself from being injured or losing your life in a fire. Make sure that you’re doing this at a minimum.
  • Preferably, have a smoke detector in every bedroom or place where people might fall asleep: You’re at your most vulnerable when you’re sleeping, and that’s when you need a smoke detector the most. If you sleep heavily, then a smoke detector down the hall might not wake you up!
  • Check your detectors regularly: Ours are designed to operate just as well on day one as they do during year 10. But, if you’re relying on older, out-dated smoke detectors, then make sure that you’re checking them regularly to ensure that they’re fully operational.
  • Don’t remove the batteries: If it’s time to replace them, then replace them. Don’t just take the batteries out because you’re sick of the warning signal. Better yet, purchase a Crossfire Alarm smoke detector; their internal batteries don’t need replacing – or you can opt for the hard-wired kind.


My Smoke Detector Hates My Cooking: What Should I Do?

When you’re putting the finishing touches on your family’s dinner, the last thing you want to contend with is the smoke alarm sounding needlessly. There are a few things you can do to prevent the smoke alarm from going off while you cook, and there are a few things you can do if it does go off anyway.

To prevent the smoke alarm from going off while you’re cooking, you should:

  • Make sure the hood above your range is running. This will vent away gasses that might cause the smoke detector to go off.
  • Keep a window open while you cook. This will keep a fresh supply of oxygen coming in, and this will also dissipate any smoke that might be coming from your stove.
  • Be mindful of what you’re doing and cook at appropriate temperatures. You certainly don’t want to burn your food, and you certainly don’t want it to catch fire either!

In the event that you do trigger your smoke detector while cooking, here are some things you should and shouldn’t do.

  • If you’ve not already opened a window, do so now. The outside air will help dissipate the vapors that are setting the detector off.
  • Take a towel and beat it near the smoke detector. Doing so well help knock away smoke and fumes that are causing it to go off.
  • As long as you’re sure there’s no other danger, hit the silence button to turn off the alarm.
  • DO NOT unplug the detector or remove its battery! All of the noise may be an inconvenience right now, but, if something goes wrong, your life could depend on that smoke detector functioning correctly.

By following these rules, you and your smoke detector should get along famously. However, if your current detector is more trouble than it’s worth, consider switching to one made by Crossfire. Ours are made with the consumer in mind, and provide excellence in smoke detection with our state-of-the-art technology.

170 Reasons to Own a Carbon Monoxide Detector

On average, 170 people per year die in the United States from non-automotive related carbon monoxide poisonings. Sure, that may be a small number. However, it’s 170 too many when you consider how easily all of those deaths could have been prevented by a working carbon monoxide detector. Because carbon monoxide is tasteless and odorless, it can be present at dangerous levels in your home or place of work without anyone knowing. That’s why carbon monoxide is often referred to as the “Silent Killer.” Installing a carbon monoxide detector is a foolproof way to ensure that you and your family never become the victim of a senseless, easily preventable tragedy.

Detectors come in a wide variety of styles. Some can be installed into the ceiling like a traditional smoke alarm, while others can be plugged directly into a wall socket. Either kind is effective, but be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions on proper placement. Because of the tasteless, odorless nature of carbon monoxide, sleeping individuals are particular susceptible to poisoning. That’s why it’s generally recommended that a detector be present within bedrooms or at least in the hallway outside of them. Depending upon the size of your home, you may also want to place a carbon monoxide detector in other living spaces or in your basement (particularly if you have a furnace).

Crossfire offers state-of-the-art carbon monoxide detectors capable of protecting you and your family. The detectors communicate wirelessly with one another, which means a potential carbon monoxide leak can be detected faster. This gives you and your family more time to react in the event of an emergency. Making the choice to install a detector in your home today will prevent you from becoming one of the 170 reasons that you should’ve owned one tomorrow!

For more on keeping your home safe from carbon monoxide, take a look at our carbon monoxide detectors over at Crossfire Alarms.

How To Prepare Your Children For a Fire Emergency

Crossfire Alarms loves children, and we’re sure that you do too. Their boundless wonder and thirst for knowledge makes them a joy to pretty much everyone who encounters them. However, children are always in the process of coming to an understanding of what the world is and how the world works. This makes them especially vulnerable to the immediate effects of an emergency. That’s why it’s vitally important that you prepare the children in your life for the possibility of a fire.

While we might like to think that we will always be there to help and protect our children, the truth is otherwise. No matter how well we prepare, in dire circumstances we might not always be able to help them. Should a house fire ever strike your home, you want your children to understand what’s happening around them and to know how to act. That’s why the government recommends going over an emergency escape plan with your children. This will help them to understand what to do in the event of a serious emergency. To aid in this, it’s also recommended that you take the time to role-play an emergency with them. This will give them the chance to see how your emergency plan works in action, which will in turn prepare them to act accordingly, should the worst ever come to pass.

All the emergency preparation in the world won’t amount to anything, however, if you don’t have warning of an emergency. This is why it’s vitally important that you install smoke detectors in your home. The smoke detectors made by Crossfire are state-of-art and offer the kind of protection and warning your family needs should tragedy befall your home. Make sure your children know what a smoke detector’s alarm sounds like and what to do if they hear one.

More Lives Saved By Functioning Smoke Detector

According to Eyewitness News 3 in Connecticut, the proper functioning of a home’s smoke detector saved the lives of a mother and her two small children. After just having left for work, the father of the family received a call that we all dread: his home was burning down. If there was one silver lining in the phone call, however, it was that his wife was the one calling. Moreover, his wife was able to let him know that not only she, but both of their children, had escaped the fire without injury.

While the cause of the fire within their home has yet to be discerned, the working theory is that it started in the laundry room. We often think of smoke detectors as protecting us when we’re at our most vulnerable—while we’re sleeping, for example. However, fires can happen at any time, and we might not always be immediately aware of a fire’s presence within our home. In this case, the fire took place in the morning. The fact that a smoke detector alerted the family to the emergency gave them valuable time to escape from danger and preserve their lives.

If your home is without a smoke detector, or if your home needs its smoke detectors replaced, then you need to seriously consider installing Crossfire’s top-of-the-line smoke detectors. They utilize dual photoelectric and ionization detectors, and they’re capable of communicating with each other wirelessly. This wireless communication speeds up the warning you and your family will get in the event of an emergency. And, if there’s one thing that counts in the event of a fire, it’s time. Just ask the family from Connecticut.



Massachusetts Moving to Require CO Detectors in Public Buildings

A recent report from the Gloucester Times points out that the state of Massachusetts is moving to require carbon monoxide detectors in its public buildings. Although the state already mandates that homes, condos and apartments contain CO detectors, it has yet to make this a requirement for its public buildings, including schools and town halls. Despite the costs associated with fitting Massachusetts’s many public buildings with the carbon monoxide detectors, the overwhelming majority of public officials support the measure.

These officials realize the danger that carbon monoxide poses. As a tasteless and odorless gas, carbon monoxide can be present in any home or business without anyone being the wiser. That’s why carbon monoxide is known around the world as the “silent killer.” The only way to accurately ascertain whether or not it is present at dangerous levels is to utilize carbon monoxide detectors. These detectors work much like a smoke detector, monitoring the ambient air and then alerting those around with an alarm should CO levels reach a dangerous level.

We at Crossfire understand the danger that carbon monoxide poses, as well. That’s why we’ve worked to develop state-of-the-art carbon monoxide detectors that are ideal for protecting any home or business. Made to operate more efficiently and effectively than industry standards dictate, our carbon monoxide detectors also communicate with each other wirelessly, adding an added layer of protection. So, if you’re considering fitting your district’s public offices, or even your home or business, with carbon monoxide detectors, we recommend choosing Crossfire’s top-of-the-line CO detectors.



How Loud Is The Alarm On A Smoke Detector?

No doubt, you’ve heard the piercing whine of a smoke detector’s alarm before. But just how loud are they? The answer is not as cut and dry as you might think. The National Fire Protection Association, which oversees such things, necessitates that smoke alarms sound at a minimum of 75 decibels. For comparison, this is roughly the same volume as a vacuum cleaner under normal operation. On average, however, most smoke alarms in the United States sound at approximately 85 decibels. This is roughly the same volume as a diesel truck passing by at 40 mph at a distance of approximately fifty feet.

The alarm on a smoke detector is loud for good reason. While its volume might be a nuisance from time to time or occasionally unnerving, smoke detectors are designed to warn you of real, serious danger. If you’re the kind of person that could sleep through World War III, you’ll be glad that your smoke detectors are as loud as they are in the event of a serious emergency within your home.

Crossfire’s state-of-the-art smoke detectors are made with 100 decibel semi-conductor driven piezo horns. 100 decibels is a volume that is sure to wake up even the deepest sleeper among us. But how loud is that? By comparison, that’s as loud as a jet would sound while taking off 300 meters in front of you. It’s also as loud as a jackhammer! Now, we know that might be loud, but trust us when we say that you’ll be glad it’s so loud if our smoke detectors ever go off while you’re sleeping.



How Many Smoke Detectors Do I Need?

So you’ve made the decision to purchase Crossfire’s state-of-the-art smoke detectors. But how many are you going to need? As you might imagine, this is going to depend on the size of your home and a few other guidelines.

Most importantly, you’ll need to have at least one smoke detector near where you and your family will be sleeping. In the event of a fire during the nighttime, it’s important that a detector be in close enough proximity to your bedroom in order to wake you up. This is extremely important, because a fire might grow to unmanageable levels if given enough time. Even more dangerously, if toxic fumes are allowed to build up, then they might render you and your family members unconscious and unable to escape.

Because kitchen appliances cause a high number of household fires, you’ll want to have one near (but not in) your kitchen. Although it might make sense to have a smoke detector in your kitchen, the sensors are sensitive enough to be triggered by ordinary cooking.

Beyond these critical locations, you’ll want to consider the size of your home when contemplating further coverage. While a small one- or two-bedroom apartment might be sufficiently covered by two smoke detectors, a large multi-level home will require more. If, for example, the hallway outside of your bedroom is longer than 40 feet, two detectors would be recommended. In addition, if you sleep with your bedroom door closed, you might consider a detector within the room itself—especially if it contains any large household appliances, such as an air conditioner or a television.

With these simple guidelines, you should be armed with the knowledge you need to properly protect yourself and your loved ones.

For more on keeping your home safe, take a look at our smoke detectors over at Crossfire Alarms.