'Travel' smoke and CO detectors
Any suggestions for smoke and CO detector alarms for traveling? After countless hostel, hotel, and b&b's with questionable detectors I'd like to bring my own. Ideally: Compact, reliable performance, battery powered
I don’t know of any portable devices and wonder if any exist. Smoke detectors have recommended placement on ceilings near, but not next to, walls and I have trouble seeing how you could temporarily attach something that didn’t damage a surface. I think CO isn’t as much of a problem as I believe it disperses throughout a space so placement isn’t as much of an issue.
How about a normal battery powered unit that you clip to an existing one with a bent paper clip or something? Placement might not be optimum but it would at least be close (if the old unit was correctly mounted). Don’t hang one from a water sprinkler; you don’t want to trigger a flood.
I like the idea of this request though and will continue to follow hoping useful devices exist.
Note: ionization smoke detectors have a 10 year life expectancy. If your devices are older than this they should be replaced. The whole detector, not just the battery.
I have used this one in the past for the smoke detector (no CO):
They are tiny and do not contain radiation, which I guess could be an issues to bring on planes.
I fix it with some removable poster strips.
The hardest part is not to forget it in the room when you leave… For that I fixed a long red ribbon to it so I don’t miss it when clearing the room.
I hope this helps.
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