Don’t Make Customers Choose Between Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detection

Mark Okeefe by Mark Okeefe | 06.15.2017

People want to feel safe in their own homes.  And when considering life safety, people seem to intuitively understand the value of smoke detection.  After all, it’s logical that in the event of a fire, you’d want to get out of your home as quickly as possible.

But the value of monitored carbon monoxide detection seems to be less obvious, possibly because this colorless, odorless threat is more difficult to understand.  All too often, I hear stories of carbon monoxide protection being left out of the life safety equation. In some cases due to cost, homeowners find themselves choosing monitored smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors, but not both.

Why would you choose to protect yourself from only one threat?  You shouldn’t have to when the lives of your loved ones are at stake.  And now with the Honeywell 5800COMBO life safety detector, you won’t have to. We’ve combined smoke detection and carbon monoxide detection into one easy-to-install device. This saves time and money for security professionals, but more importantly, keeps your customers from having to compromise on only one type of life safety protection.

The uniqueness of the 5800COMBO has not gone unnoticed by the industry.  In April, it won a SIA New Product Showcase Award at ISC West.  Now, I’m pleased to announce that it has also won an ESX Innovation Award.

“The ESX Innovation Awards recognize innovative technology and excellence in the industry — and identify next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunity for growth and relevance in servicing the marketplace,” says George De Marco, ESX Chairman.

At Honeywell, we’re proud of this accomplishment, but let’s not forget that as security professional, when you lead with life safety, you’re providing your customers with the ultimate protection and peace of mind.  We hope that you are excited about the 5800COMBO too!  You can learn more about it by visiting the Honeywell 5800COMBO dealer website.  If you’re at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) June 13-16 in Nashville, you can also find the 5800COMBO alongside other great Honeywell products at booth 311.