Testing the CO
Alarm with the
ITI/North American Sensor Carbon Monoxide Alarm Installation Instructions
If the panel does not acknowledge learning or receiving the signal within 67 seconds, unplug the CO
alarm for 10 seconds and repeat step 6.
Refer to the "Troubleshooting" section if the control panel does not acknowledge receiving a signal.
7) At the panel, exit the PROGRAM mode.
After successful programming, install the CO alarm at the intended location.
To install the CO alarm:
Using the installation guidelines on Page 2, plug the CO alarm into the lower socket of an
electrical outlet at the desired location. The green power light appears.
For maximum protection, allow the unit to initialize for one hour after installation.
If the green power light does not turn on, unplug the unit and refer to the "Troubleshooting" section.
Before testing the CO alarm, ensure that your control panel is set to SENSOR TEST mode. Set-
ting your panel to sensor test mode prevents an alarm signal from being reported to the central
monitoring station. If you elect not to set your panel to sensor test mode, contact the central mon-
itoring station prior to testing and inform operators not to dispatch emergency services.
The following steps provide a general guideline for testing the CO alarm. Refer to the specific
panel installation instructions for complete testing details.
Use the TEST/RESET button to test the CO alarm. Do not attempt to pro-
duce carbon monoxide.
1) Wait at least 10 minutes after installation to test the CO alarm.
2) Make sure the green power light is on.
3) Set the control panel to SENSOR TEST mode.
If you do not set your panel to sensor test mode, an alarm signal will be reported to the central monitor-
ing station. Contact the central monitoring station prior to testing and inform operators not to dispatch
4) Unplug the CO alarm for 10 seconds.
5) Plug in the CO alarm and wait five seconds. Next, press and hold the TEST/RESET button
for five to seven seconds; the unit beeps, a red alarm light flashes, and a transmitter inside the
CO alarm transmits a Tamper/Alarm signal that the panel can receive.
Intermittent beeps with flashing green and red lights indicate the CO alarm is malfunctioning. Refer
to the "Troubleshooting" section.
6) Listen for the appropriate beeps (varies by panel) from interior sirens before releasing the test
7) At the panel, exit the SENSOR TEST mode by entering the disarm command.
After installing the CO alarm, leave the last page of this document with the system user and
instruct them to perform the following procedures in the event of an alarm.
1) Evacuate the premises immediately.
2) Account for all occupants.
3) Call the fire department from another location.