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The Model 14A00-8 Water Temperature Sensor from Home Automation Inc. monitors the temperature of pools, spas, aquatic ponds and greenhouses. The temperature sensing device is potted in a stainless steel probe. It monitors water temperature from the return/source and then reports information back to an HAI Omni Family controller. The Omni controller can then have the entire home react and multiple persons can be contacted in varying manners. Visit www.homeauto.com.

Detect Smoke and Heat in One

Honeywell's 5808W3 is a 3V lithium powered, photoelectronic smoke/heat detector with a built-in wireless transmitter. It is intended for use with any 5800 Series Wireless Receiver/Transceiver for residential installations (for commercial installations, the 5881ENHC or the 5883H receiver is required).The transmitter can send alarm, tamper, maintenance (when control panels are equipped to process maintenance signals) and battery condition messages to the system's receiver. Algorithms minimize nuisance alarms by smoothing out short term spikes from dust and smoke -virtually eliminating nuisance alarms. Visit www.honeywell.com/security/hsc.

CO Detection with Voice Alarm

Kidde's Intelligent Alarm model 900-0216 uses breakthrough technology to offer a faster response to real fires, including smoldering and fast-flaming. It also provides warning of carbon monoxide (CO) and dramatically reduce the chance of nuisance alarms. The Intelligent Alarm contains a voice warning that clearly states the present danger-smoke or carbon monoxide-and announces "Fire! Fire!" or "Warning! Carbon Monoxide!" Visit www.kidde.com.

Gas Sensor with Biometric Technology

Napco Security's FWCO 1224 gas sensor uses patented biometric technology to simulate CO gas level response in the human bloodstream for immunity to false alarms from common household gases. The device has a 85db alarm sounder and an LED and features solid state electronics that won't leak or dry up. A smart microprocessor and infrared sensor optimize life safety and detection accuracy and the unit includes an active self test. The unit has a six-year life span and can be wall- or ceiling-mounted and includes hardware. It's UL-listed to 2075 and tested to meet UL 2034 CO response requirement. Visit www.napcosecurity.com.

No Flood Alarm Device

The Anti-Flood Alarm is part of Swann Security's Home Series and provides detection from water damage for home and property. The unit monitors for potential water leaks in laundry rooms, under cabinet plumbing, hot water tanks and air conditioning units. An alarm is triggered once water leakage or flooding is detected. An omni-directional sensor provides fast and accurate water detection. Visit www.swannsecurity.com.

Round Version of CO Detector

System Sensor announced availability of its new CO1224TR Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector with RealTest(tm). The CO1224TR is a round version of the award-winning CO1224T CO detector. Like the CO1224T, the CO1224TR includes RealTest-the first and only field functional CO test fully compliant with NFPA 720: 2009. RealTest enables installers to quickly verify that the CO units are providing detection. The CO1224T and CO1224TR also provide multiple mounting options and are quick and easy to install, test and maintain. The detectors feature a low current draw, the latest electrochemical sensing cell and a six-year, end-of-life timer. Visit www.systemsensor.com/co.

Low Cost Water Sensor