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Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector­–HS71512 Review

Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector HS71512 Review

What is a Safety Siren Pro Radon Gas Detector?

The Safety Siren Pro Series 3 is an electronic and digital radon gas detector, designed specifically for home use by homeowners. It’s an affordable solution for ensuring the maximum safeguard of your home’s environment.

This device is made for monitoring the radon level in the home with an easy-to-read digital display. It displays short-term and/or long-term average readings. It’s a small and re-usable electronic device that is a must-have item.

When the level of radon becomes too high (above 4 pCi/L), the detector triggers an audible alarm sound leaving no scope for negligence.

How does Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector HS71512 Work?

You get the Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector in a box with an adaptor and a user manual. First of all, you need to plug in the device after which an alarm beeps four times. Once the alarm beep stops, the device automatically starts to monitor the radon levels but you will have to wait for 48 hours to get the exact initial reading. This initial reading will be short-term monitoring of the radon level in your house. You can always reset the device and check for radon levels in the other rooms of your house.

This device needs to be kept or hanged somewhere that it remains untouched and unmoved. It will be only after a month that you’ll get an exact long-term reading of the radon levels in your house. If the readings are at acceptable levels you need not worry, but if they are higher, then you need to take precautionary steps to lower the levels.

Review Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector HS71512

Safety siren pro series 3 Radon Gas Detector – HS 71512 Product Specification:

Description
Specification
Brand
Family safety products, Inc.
Type
Radon gas detector
Model number
HS 71512
Part number
8910010
Color
Cream
Measurement
pCi/L
Dimensions
8.5 X 3.4 X 2.4 INCHES
Power
Battery operated power source
Manual/ Automatic
Automatic device
Made In
USA
Warranty
1-year warranty

Other Specifications of Safety Siren Pro Series 3 Radon Gas Detector  HS71512

  • LED Numeric Display
  • House test device
  • Updates readings every hour
  • Takes both short term and long term readings
  • Carries out self-test every 24 hours
  • Provides real-time alerts
  • Can also conduct manual tests
  • You can mute or reactivate the alarm
  • You can reset the memory
  • It uses a standard 120-volt household outlet
  • Mounts easily to a wall and stays plugged in
  • Indicates the high-level radon readings through an alarm
  • Short-term levels are for the past 7 days
  • Long-term levels are displayed over a month
  • USA device measures the levels in pCi/L, Canadian and other international Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector measures in Bq/m3 

Benefits of using Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector

  • S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved
  • It samples the air continuously for accurate radon level readings
  • Gives accurate and continuous radon level readings
  • Stores the data for up to 5 years
  • Readings are updated every hour
  • Conducts a self-diagnostic test every 24 hours
  • Displays a clear numeric reading
  • Reliable and Discrete device
  • Easy to use instructions manual

What’s not good

  • A little pricey

Frequently Asked Questions for Safety Siren Pro Series3 Radon Gas Detector HS71512 

Q1.Will this detector measure radon from granite countertops? 

 Answer: This device will measure the extent of radon within a house. It’ll not distinguish where the radon is coming from but if the granite top is contributing to the general radon level, it’ll include that component within the indicated measure.

Q2.Is it possible to turn off the alarm permanently?

Answer: Yes, it’s possible to toggle the alarm on and off without unplugging the unit. After the unit has powered up, hold the button down for 15 seconds to toggle the alarm on or off. There’s a  handy reference guide on the underside of the unit. It will start beeping for a short-term reading above 3.9, and again for a long-term reading above 3.9. You have to mute both, individually.  there is no way to turn the alarm off ahead of time before it goes into alarm mode.

Q3.Is there a way to know it’s working correctly before the 48hr results?
Answer: Only the dashes are seen in the first 48 hours. On completing 24 hours a reading will pop up. Thereafter you can choose to switch between long-term and short-term readings.                         

Q4.How can you reset the siren pro 3?

  Answer: You have to hold the menu button for about 20 seconds— the display should read “CL”. Then release and the screen will show “–“.  Turn the unit off for at least 4 hours in between tests 

Q5.What is a high reading?

 Answer: That’s a very subjective question. A radon gas removal system cannot mitigate radon levels below 2.2pCi/L, so anything at or below that level would be considered normal. According to a World Health Organisation study, the risk of lung cancer enhances by 16% per 2.7pCi/L increase in exposure. Outside of the EPA guidelines, your risk tolerance for lung cancer is determined by what you consider to be a high reading.

Q6.How many square feet does this detect?

Answer: It detects the concentration of radon in the air. Not square feet. The concentration for this application is a unit of radioactivity per unit volume.

Q7.What do Err3 and Err4 mean?

Answer: The detector will conduct a self-test after every 24 hours.  If there is a misstep in this self-test an error message will show up in the display window.

Err3 –  Noise Error: 
This error is normally from electrical noise interference caused by computers, televisions, fluorescent lights or other electrical items.  The detector needs to be shifted to a different location away from the item creating the interference.

Err4 – Sensor Error:

This error occurs if the sensor fails the self-test.  If this error code surfaces, the detector should be disconnected from the power source for five minutes and powered back up.  If the Err4 resurfaces,, please call the customer service department at 800-748-0298 for instructions on how to have your detector replaced. 

Q8.What functions can be performed using the menu button?

Answer: The menu button conducts 4 different functions for the radon detector. These functions have held the reins by the length of time that the button is pushed in.
1. Long-Term / Short-Term
This function is used to switch the display between the short-term and long-term readings.  Press the menu button for one second. The display will modulate the instant the menu button is released with the LED indicator light lit next to the “S” or “L” to indicate which reading is now being viewed.
Note: If the menu button is pressed in for longer than 3 seconds, the display will not change. 

  1. Test  

This function is used to test the aural alarm.  Press and hold the menu button in for 5 seconds.  The alarm will sound 4 chirps as if it is in an alarm condition. Let off the menu button once the alarm begins to sound.

  1. Alarm Mute On/Off
    This function allows the user to silence the audible alarm. While in an alarm condition, press and hold the menu button for 15 seconds. As you pass through the test phase as indicated above, the alarm will sound 4 chirps. The display will read “Aoff”. Release the menu button as soon as “Aoff” is displayed. When the menu button is released, the display will return to normal condition. If the long-term reading returns to a safe level, the audible alarm will be reset to the on position. If desired the alarm can be reactivated by repeating the same process. On reactivating the alarm, the display will read “Aon”.

 Please note: This function is only active when the detector is in an alarm condition reading of 4 pCi/L or greater, in either long or short-term mode.   

  1.   Reset/Clear Memory:

 This function allows the user to clear and reset the memory for the short and long- term readings.  This should be done anytime the detector is moved to a different location.  Press and hold the menu button for 20 seconds.  The display will read “CL”.  When the menu button is released, the “CL” will flicker until the memory has been completely cleared.  Once the memory has been cleared, the display will read “–“ for 48 hours until enough samples have been taken to provide an accurate reading.   Please note:  While using this function, the detector will pass through the test and alarm functions as described above. 

A brief description of the Menu Button Functions can be found on the back of the detector

(The about information regarding the menu button is as per the user manual.)

About Family Safety Products, Inc.

As their tagline says, ‘Helping to protect that which is important to you’, the company provides enhanced solutions to help you protect your family by their affordable and high-quality range of home protection products. It designs, manufactures, and distributes hazardous gas detectors for residential and industrial uses and is based in the city of Grandville, Michigan, USA.

Author: Joshua

I am a certified radon gas measurement specialist for both air and water with an experience of more than 5 years in this field..Healthy Homes, Healthy You ! ! !

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3 Comments

  1. I swear by this detector. Setting it up was extremely easy. They recommend placing the detector at least a foot away from any walls, in a spot that doesn’t have any air flow. I personally hung the detector from the ceiling, by its power cord.

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    • It is recommended that you must place the device away from the walls. Even the construction material can at times emit radiations that would interfere with the exact readings. Placing the device at a foot’s length is because it will give you precise readings

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      • I placed the detector on my coffee table and did not realize that it was a type of granite top. Does this mean that the data was completely inaccurate because of the granite. It was quite high: around 600 Bq/m3. I had originally done a 4 day test that was sent to the lab with a reading of 585 Bq/m3… which is high as well. In Canada, recommended levels must be under 200 Bq/m3. Between 200-600, you must do mitigation within 2 yrs, and 600 and above, you must do mitigation within the year. My question is, what does the granite do to the readings?
        Thanks for your response!

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