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Set Up and Connect the ADT Carbon Monoxide Alarm

When you’re relaxing at home or getting some much-needed sleep, carbon monoxide is the last thing you need to worry about. Keep yourself and your family safe by setting up your ADT Carbon Monoxide Alarm and receive alerts when carbon monoxide is present in your home.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Ease the fear of having carbon monoxide present in your home by setting up your ADT Carbon Monoxide Alarm. Let's get right to it:

Before we start, just a few things to keep in mind:
• Make sure you are within 350 feet from the ADT Security Hub. Exact range depends on your home’s construction, the environment, the position of your ADT Security Hub, and the position and number of other connected devices.
• Make sure your ADT Security Hub is disarmed before connecting a new device.
• Make sure that you only set up one new device at a time.
• Do not remove the battery tab until you are ready to set up the detector.

  1. Take the ADT Carbon Monoxide Alarm where you intend to mount it after setup.

  2. Use the SmartThings app on your phone to select My Home, and then touch Add a Thing.

  3. Use the SmartThings app to scan the QR code on the front of the alarm and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete setup.

  4. Remove the tab on the carbon monoxide alarm marked Pull This Tab.

  5. Remove the QR code from the front of the alarm and attach it inside the ADT Security Hub User Guide for future reference.

  6. To mount the alarm, install the mounting base using the two screws and anchors provided.

    Make sure the alarm is installed at least 12 inches from the wall.

  7. Fit the alarm inside the base by aligning it over the base, then turn the alarm in a clockwise direction until it clicks into place. The three LEDs will flash while the alarm powers up.

  8. Test the alarm after completing the installation.


Tips for Placement:

Let us help you choose the best locations for your ADT Carbon Monoxide Alarm. Here are some ideal spots:

  • Every room containing a fuel burning appliance

  • Within 10 feet of a sleeping area

  • On every floor of the building

    This product is intended for use in ordinary indoor locations of family living units. It is not designed to measure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) commercial or industrial standards.

On the other hand, there are some places you should NOT place your ADT Carbon Monoxide Alarm. Keep it away from these locations:

  • In the immediate vicinity of a cooking appliance (keep at least 5 feet from it.)

  • Outside the building.

  • In an enclosed space, such as in or below a cupboard.

  • Damp or humid areas like a bathroom, or other spaces where it could be exposed to water.

  • Directly above a sink or cooker.

  • Next to a door, window, air vent, or anywhere it could be affected by drafts.

  • Next to an extractor fan.

  • Over heat sources such as radiators and hot air vents.

  • Where it would be obstructed, like by curtains or furniture.

  • In an area where the temperature could be below -50°F or above 104°F.

  • Where it could be easily damaged, accidentally turned off, or knocked off of it's base.

  • Near paint, thinners, solvent fumes, or air fresheners.

  • Where dirt or dust could block the detector.

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