The Safety Siren Pro Series 3 Radon Gas Detector helps keep your family and home safe from the potentially deadly effects of long-term radon exposure. This digital radon detector—also known as the Safety Siren Pro Series HS71512—mounts easily to a wall and quickly plugs into a standard 120-volt household outlet. The detector continuously samples the air to provide accurate radon level readings in your home.
What is Radon?
Radon is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless radioactive gas that can be found in homes, offices, and schools—regardless of whether they are new or old construction. Radon is created during the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon generating from soil gas is the most common source of radon accumulation in homes and buildings. Radon can enter your home in a few ways, including through:
- Cracks in solid flooring and walls
- Construction joints
- Gaps in suspended floors and around service pipes
- Cavities inside walls
Radon is highly toxic and has been named the second leading cause of lung cancer—after cigarette smoke—by the U.S. Surgeon General. The EPA estimates that each year, approximately 21,000 people die from lung cancer stemming primarily from long-term radon exposure. To safely avoid the health effects of radon exposure, the EPA recommends that corrective action be taken if long-term radon levels in your home exceed 4 picoCuries per liter (PCi/L). Learn more about the dangers of radon in our article January is National Radon Action Month.
How the Radon Detector Works
Monitoring the radon level in your home is easier than ever with the Safety Siren Pro Series 3 Radon Gas Detector. Manufactured by Michigan-based Family Safety Products, Inc., the Safety Siren Pro Series 3 detector features a clear numeric LED display that provides accurate and continuous radon level readings. Because radon gas originates in the ground, the detector should be placed in the lowest level of your home—and remain undisturbed. Once installed, the detector will continuously monitor radon levels and record and store the results.
The Safety Siren Pro Series 3 Electronic Radon Gas Detector's LED display can be set to display a short-term average radon level, which gives you an average reading over 7 days, or a long-term average reading, which displays the average radon level since the last unit reset, storing data for up to 5 years. Regardless of the selection you choose, the Safety Siren radon detector sounds an audible alarm anytime a short-term average or long-term average reading exceeds 4 pCi/L. The detector's alarm will continue to chirp every hour until the average reading returns to below 4 pCi/L.
Detector readings are updated every hour, and the unit runs a self diagnostic test every 24 hours for your safety and peace of mind. The Safety Siren Pro Series 3 Radon Detector also features a multi-function menu button that allows you to switch display options, conduct a manual test of the detector, mute or reactivate the audible alarm, and reset the memory.
Additional Features and Specifications
Other features and specifications of the Safety Siren Pro Series 3 Radon Detector include:
Numeric LED Display – This easy-to-read digital display has a reading range of 0.1 to 999.9 pCi/L.
Indicator Light – This light shows you which display option is active.
Installation – The radon gas detector must be mounted to a wall and plugged into a power outlet using the 10-foot power cord.
Initial Reading Time – Upon installation, the detector will begin displaying level readings 48 hours after the initial power-up.
Operating Temperature – This unit operates successfully in temperatures between 32 degrees F and 158 degrees F.
Power Requirements – 120 volts, 60 hertz, 6.5 watts
Dimensions – 4.7 inches H by 3.1 inches W by 2.1 inches D
Weight – 12 ounces
Safety Certifications – UL- and CSA-listed