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Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector Customer Reviews

 

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Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector
 
4.5

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Good instructions / manual (15)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Discrete (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Regular use (13)
    • Testing (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Average health (9), Athletic (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Tool - Recommended/Easy to Use

    This Meter/Monitor is a great tool. We've done some initial Radon testing with long-term test kits submitted for laboratory analysis - The result in one of our partially subterranian rooms this winter was...Read complete review

    This Meter/Monitor is a great tool. We've done some initial Radon testing with long-term test kits submitted for laboratory analysis - The result in one of our partially subterranian rooms this winter was 8.9 pCi/L. Since we wanted to try several Radon reduction/ mitigating techniques and know the results in days rather than months, I ordered the SafetySiren Pro Series 3 digital readout Meter after seeing the Reviews showing that nearly all buyers of this unit were pleased.

    While still winter, our initial reading in the same area in the room on this digital readout Meter was 8.4 pCi/L; this was most likely lower than before because we have been making an effort to open the window more often.

    To initially clear the air in the room, I opened the window and door in the room and ran a fan to blow air (and Radon) out the window for a few hours. The Meter updated values displayed hourly and beeped until the Radon level fell below 4 pCi/L. We will try a few different ventilation techniques in the room over a period of time to see what works best without requiring excessive power consumption, noise, drafts, etc.

    I was pleased to find that the direct plug-in power supply provided and used with the Meter is UL Listed.

    I fully agree with most of the valuable comments made by Gus T on 1/6/2010. Here are the key comments of his which were most useful to me: "This is a great investment and worth every penny. The only real complaint I had was that the manual should have made a couple of things a little more clear. I read reviews where some complained about no battery backup, so people thought the unit would have to start over if they lost power, but the unit will actually retain the reading in memory until it regains power, so thats good enough for me.

    Also, if it goes to 4.0 or above at any time, the LED will be lit up beside (L) long term and won't switch over to (S) short term until radon levels are below 4.0. Again this is no big deal and they did this on purpose, but it would have beeen nice if it was made clear in the manual. The unit is made in the USA up in MI, which is also good. Go ahead and get one."

    After we get this room's Radon level under control, we plan to move the Meter to the next room which reached 7 pCi/L when we measured with a long-term test kit. In the meantime, we're ventilating that room much more than before. Once that room is taken care of, we plan to offer/loan the Meter to my brother-in-law to check his home as well.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Known Defect

    This product has been know for it's defect, as per my mitigation guy. It will not stay in the "S" mode when that's what I set it at. It automatically...Read complete review

    This product has been know for it's defect, as per my mitigation guy. It will not stay in the "S" mode when that's what I set it at. It automatically goes into the "L" mode and will not return to the "S" mode. This happens intermittently; and the reading is not over 4.0. This product is about my health, and the health of my lungs. Which I consider very important as I have lost a loved one from lung cancer caused by radon. I am extremely disappointed, and want a replacement that works properly!

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    5.0

    Works well

    By Phil

    from Saint Peters, MO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Instructions
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Testing

      Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

      A home inspection had revealed elevated radon levels when I bought my home. I purchased this meter to confirm the levels over a longer period of time. Following installation of a remediation system, I ran this meter next to the expensive professional meter of the remediation installer. This meter showed the same results as the expensive meter (and revealed the success of remediation). It is easy to use and it does the job well.

       
      5.0

      Nice to know actual levels!

      By The Aspen SkiBum

      from Aspen, CO

      About Me Athletic, Property Manager

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Instructions
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

          Great reliable product that shows highest past reading, and has an audible chirp if results have been above 4.0
          However, the requirements for placement caused the two units I use in the house to be obvious and conspicuous to all guests. (Have to be 18" off the floor, away from doors and windows, but requires A/C power tranformer to be plugged in); so it ends up being in highly visible places in our location, which was not to the liking of the homeowner. Perhaps the product could be redesigned to have remote battery power in a transmitter/sensor; and a "base unit" that gets plugged into an electrical outlet, and it could transmit the data to the base unit. That might be a way to power it that would allow for greater discretion in the monitor placement. It is still the best, most affordable product I found available, to do the Radon monitoring with real, accurate readings viewable to the owner at any time.

           
          5.0

          thank you

          By jc

          from nj

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

          ok

           
          5.0

          Easy to use

          By It Never Ends

          from Ohio

          About Me Average Health

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Instructions
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Testing

            Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

            This product is very easy to use. I can't be certain of the accuracy of the testing yet since I have only had it in use for 2 weeks. We purchased a house and had a 90 day radon test done which came back with the reading of 11. After the initial 48 hours, we had a reading of 5.2. We have had readings vary between 5 - 5.8 in the past 2 weeks. The time of year, weather, etc. also have an effect of readings since our 90 test was done in late summer/early fall, and the 2 week results were done in Jan. Very happy with the product so far. I also like the fact that I can reset it and use it in another home for testing.

             
            5.0

            Great product! Recommended!

            By David

            from Clifton Park, NY

            About Me Average Health

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Instructions
            • Discrete
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Regular Use

              Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

              I am going to move into a new house in northeast part of the US, and our area is known for potential radon gas problems. I know that radon gas in air or water is a health hazard, and exposure to radon can cause lung cancer. I have two small babies, and I expect that they may want to play in the basement (which usually has the highest radon gas level) from time to time. So I bought this product to check the radon gas level to see if a radon mitigation system is needed, and I also want to monitor the radon gas level everyday for peace of mind.

              The detector arrived within 2-3 days I ordered it. I tried it in my current apartment first. The setup was very easy: essentially plug and play. As it is described in the manual, it starts to give readings after two days. My apartment reading is .5, which meets my expectation. So, I believe the reading is accurate, and I cannot wait to see the readings in my new house after moving in.

              I have used this product for one week. Everything is great. I have nothing to complain about. Arranging a radon test by a professional costs about the same, but with this product I can have the readings everyday, which is especially useful during winter time, and for families with babies.

              In summary, I am very satisfied with this detector. I have recommended it to my friends in the same area. Several of them have tried mine and they were very satisfied.

               
              4.0

              No lifetime guarantee

              By Goldie the Nurse

              from Ephrata, PA

              About Me Great Health, Medical Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Instructions
              • Convenient
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Unit Lasted Only 2 12 Yr

              Best Uses

              • Daily Readouts
              • Regular Use
              • Testing

              Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

              Excellent delivery time!
              Disappointed that the unit lasted only less than 3 years, with no servicability apparently.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I have used it in several places.

              By Charlie

              from Sandy, Utah

              About Me Elderly

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • No Backup Power

              Best Uses

              • Regular Use
              • Testing

              Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

              I like the device, but I recommend that it have a small backup battery so that it can be moved from one power outlet in a building/room to another without waiting another 48 hours for it to report. When it is unplugged it has to start over.

               
              5.0

              OMG, that high huh?

              By Frostitch

              from New England

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Instructions
              • Discrete
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Regular Use

                Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

                Tested it at work short term, good results. Took it home and omg, the reading was high. installed out take fan (handyman did), fixed his flaw with recirculating radon back in, but now radon has decreased significantly.

                 
                1.0

                Cannot get it to Work

                By TC

                from Tillson, NY

                About Me Athletic, Average Health, Elderly

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Instructions
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Inaccurate Results

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

                  Owned this product for about a month. Setup was very simple and straigh forward however seven radon tests ended with the machine displaying the same Err3 code. Tested different rooms and even tried a second home with the same results.

                  I will contact customer service to see how they respond to this issue.

                   
                  5.0

                  Works accurately and as advertised!

                  By Iceman

                  from Manchester, MI

                  About Me Athletic

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Instructions
                  • Discrete
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Constant Monitoring
                    • Regular Use

                    Comments about Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector:

                    Tested in multiple of homes in area and double checked with carbon mail in result types and within range. Wise investement.

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