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Temperature Guard Remote Monitors for Temperature, Humidity & Power Now Need No Land Lines!

by Barbara 5. November 2013 12:25

Q: "I need to know if power fails or the temperature or humidity changes in my home in Connecticut in the winter or in our motor home when we travel in the summer. We winter in Florida and take our animals with us. I live in a safe neighborhood so I am not worried about break-ins. What do you suggest?" Thanks. Calvin

Answer: I suggest you purchase the new CM712 TemperatureGuard Self-Contained Remote Monitor. Microtechnologies introduced the CM712 in late summer 2013. This replaces the VM-500-3 and VM-500-3HT units that required a land line. This is an easily set up unit suitable for computer rooms, homes, motorhomes, boats and more. You may choose to purchase two units, one for your permanent home and one for your on-the-go home. For example, if the 120VAC power in your motor home park fails or your air conditioner stops cooling, you'll know if you are shopping, etc.

The initial cost is about $600. Remember you won't have to pay for a land line. You will need a SIM card, available on a monthly basis from Microtechnologies.com, the manufacturer. Or you can get one from ATT, etc.  Alerts go via the cell network. The three sensors for temperature, power and humidity are built in. If you want you can add a dry contact door sensor. In an RV park, you probably won't need that. The "tweets" are sent right to your cell phone or computer. An internal battery back-up means alerts continue if power fails.

Text Message Alarm Notices Include:

Temperature or humidity goes out of limits

  • A door is opened  (if you have that sensor installed)
  • Water is detected. (if you have that sensor installed)
  • When the alarm condition is corrected.
  • If an alarm condition is not corrected.
  • Power outage
  • Low internal or external battery.

Dual power operation:

120vac with its included wall mount power supply.
12vdc source for use in cars, trucks, campers, boats. Requires 12 Adapter Not Included.

SIM Plan Details:

A SIM card plan is required for the CM712 to connect to the cell network. Two options are: purchase a T-Mobile SIM card through TemperatureGuard.com (Curent cost in 2013 $150 per year or $12.50 per month with an automatic renewal). Or purchase a SIM from AT&T™ or from any GSM cell service provider worldwide. No SIM card is included with the TemperatureGuard unit.

CM712 Features:

  • Quad-band EGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Works on the AT&T™and T-Mobile™ cell networks.
  • Program up to four cell phone numbers to send alarm text messages to.
  • Program an ID text so if you have more than one CM712 you'll know which one is in alarm.
  • Programmable high and low temperature limits for each sensor
  • Programmable alarm time delay for each sensor.
  • Handy reminder feature will send additional text messages if an alarm condition continues.
  • Internal rechargeable battery backup. Approximately 6 hours.
  • Ability to connect external battery for even longer life when power is out
  • Wall mount enclosure.


Specifications:

One internal temperature sensor

Measuring range -4°F to 154°F
Accuracy: +-.4 degrees
Resolution: 1 degree

One internal humidity sensor
Measuring range: 0 to 100% RH
Accuracy: +- 3%
Resolution: 1%

Antenna bulkhead fitting: SMA FemaleCM712

Operating Temperature Range: 32°F to 125°F
Enclosure Dimensions: 5.625" x 3.250" x 1.375"
Plug-in wall transformer included

Facts and Questions:

Q: What is the minimum I need to buy to have a basic monitoring system?
A: One CM712 and a SIM plan.

Q: What type of SIM card does the CM712 use?
A: 1.8V or 3.0V SIM card and complies with the Phase 2 GSM 11.14 standard

Thank you for your question. Please contact us for further information.

Sincerely, Barbara

Sturdy Orange Trailer Wheel Jack Pad, The Trailer Dock, for Boat Trailers, Pop-Up Campers and RV Trailers's

by Barbara 28. August 2013 07:03

Question about how to keep boat trailer wheel from sinking into soft ground.

Question: "Do you have a product to keep my boat trailer wheel from sinking into soft ground? Thanks. Steve."

Answer: We sell the Trailer Dock by MTI Industries. Use the Safe-T-Alert Trailer Dock at camp sites, in your driveway, garage, parking lot, beach, storage location,etc. The Trailer Dock supports up to 1000 lbs. tongue weight! This trailer accessory makes your life easier! Orange so you won't lose it. Measures 12 inches by 12 inches with 5.5 inch circular depression for wheel. Drain hole in center of depression so rain can drain out into ground.  Works on concrete, asphalt, sand, rock, dirt, grass - even muddy locations. Replaces those worn 2 by 4's. No more sinking in the mud. No dents in the driveway. Use instead of a wheel chock.

RV Jack Pad Trailer Dock Specifications and Features:

  • Bright orange sturdy plastic: hard to lose!
  • Easy lift with the rope handle.
  • Light weight
  • Floats
  • Tough enough to drive over. Guaranteed not to crush, crack, or break down.
  • Maximum tongue weight: 1,000 lbs. 
  • Dimensions: 12 x 12 inch square
  • 5.5 inch diameter center circular depression for wheel
  • Center: about 1.25 inches deep to center
  • Drain hole in center of depression.
  • Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty from cracking / breaking.
  • By Safe-T-Alert, MTI Industries


Directions: Place Trailer Dock on ground. Crank Wheel Stand down into Trailer Dock until the trailer jack stand is secure. To reduce the chance of rolling, rotate wheel sideways to any slope in ground. Do not use on steep grades nor as a wheel chock. Do not use with wheel or plate stands that do not fit securely on the stand.

Enjoy your boat even more with the Trailer Dock.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

Replace CCI Controls 12V Carbon Monoxide Alarms with Safe-T-Alert

by Barbara 26. April 2012 10:09

Question about replacement of CCI Controls carbon monoxide alarms with Safe-T-Alert Models.

Q: "How do I know which carbon monoxide alarms should replace the discontinued CCI controls models?" Thanks. Jim

Answer: Here is a chart provided by Safe-T-Alert. The Safe-T-Alert 65 Series come in flush mount (the 65-542) and in surface mount (the 65-541). Available colors are brown and white.

 

CCI CO Alarm
Safe-T-Alert Replacement
CC-3400.000 Flush Mount 65-542
CC-3400.001 Flush Mount 65-542-BR
CC-3400.003 Flush Mount 65-542
CC-3400.004 Flush Mount 65-542
CC-3400.050 Flush Mount 65-542
CC-3400.051 Flush Mount 65-542
CC-3400.052 Flush Mount 65-542
CC-3400.053 Flush Mount 65-542
CC-3400.060 Surface Mount 65-541
CC-3400-064 Surface Mount 65-541
CC-3400.062 Surface Mount 65-541
CC-3400.063 Surface Mount 65-541
CC-3400.064 Surface Mount 65-541
CC-3400.090 Surface Mount 65-541
CC-3400.091 Surface Mount 65-541
CC-3400.093 Surface Mount 65-541
CC-3400.094 Surface Mount 65-541

All propane and carbon monoxide alarms should be replaced every 5 years.

65-542 flush mount case dimensions are 6.5” W x 3.5” H x 1 3/8 " deep. A 4 inch wide x 3 inch high cut out is required with a 1 3/8 inch clearance for installation.

Thank you for your question. To find these products on our website, go to www.safehomeproducts.com. Go to the search box. Enter for example Safe-T-Alert of 30-442 in the search and you'll get results fast. Send us email to sales@safehomeproducts.com or phone us if you have more questions.

Sincerely, Barbara

Replacement Propane Alarm and Automatic Shut Off Valve for CCI Controls Propane Alarm

by Barbara 2. February 2010 04:28

Question about the Safe-T-Alert 12V Propane Gas Alarm Series 70 for Motorhome and RV Use.

Q: "I use my RV for occasional trips. I tried resetting my CCI 7719 gas alarm with automatic shut-off valve a dozen times before I could get it to open today. I need to replace the unit but CCI controls shut down in 2009.  Do you have a replacement unit? The CCI unit is mounted vertically." Thanks. Don from Arizona.

Answer: Don, you are in luck. Safe-T-Alert just announced a new unit that replaces the CCI Controls propane unit with valve shut-off. The unit is called the 70-742-R-KIT. Included is a combination carbon monoxide and propane gas monitor, a relay to connect to the gas shut off valve and an automatic shut off valve. This valve is for 1/4 inch lines but includes an adapter for 3/8 inch gas lines. It is very important that you replace both your current valve and the malfunctioning CCI unit. The manufacturer warns that otherwise there is danger of a fire. The Safe-T-Alert 70-742 Kit comes in brown black and white. The bonus is that you also get a UL listed carbon monoxide alarm as well as the propane alarm and automatic shut off valve. The unit can be mounted vertically or horizontally.

Dual Propane/LP and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Features Include:

  • Meets 1/1/05 requirements set by RVIA for new RV's requiring both Propane detectors and CO alarms.
  • Also detects Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)/Methane.
  • Operational Temperature: -40 degrees F to +150 degrees F.
  • Relative Humidity: 15 per cent to 95 per cent
  • >Audible Output: 85dB at 10 feet
  • Gas Alarm Trigger: Less than 25 percent of the lower explosive level of propane and methane.
  • Gas Level Confirmation: 8 Seconds.
  • CO Alarm Trigger: Less than 15 minutes at 400 parts per million.
  • Test/Reset Button - Tests all detector functions with one touch. Resets and Mutes alarm while safety and corrective actions are taken.
  • >Alarm is fully operational during mute cycle and will re-alarm if hazardous conditions reoccur.
  • Two Indicator Lights: Red CO LED flashes with 4 beeps and 5 seconds silence if CO level is over 70 ppm. Red Gas LED flashes and alarm sounds steady tone when dangerous propane or natural gas level is detected.
  • RV 12 Volt Hard Wired Model. Prevents accidental disconnection during alarm.
  • Includes a 1/4 inch gas valve with an threaded adapter for 3/8 inch lines. Replace current valve with this unit to prevent fires.
  • Built for the extreme RV environment.
  • One Year Limited Warranty.
70 Series Operating Specifications:
  • UL Listing Propane/Natural Gas - UL 1484 RV Gas Detectors.
  • UL Listing Carbon Monoxide UL 2034 RV Carbon Monoxide Alarms.
  • ULC Listing & CSA 6.19-01.
  • Power Supply and Current Draw 12 vDC 132 mA. Relay 12 vDC - 3 amp is included.
  • Operational Voltage: 12 Volt +/- 15%.
  • Low voltage power warning alarm @ 7 volts
  • Front Case Dimensions: 70-742 - 6.375"W x 3.5"H x 1.385"D
  • Patent Number: US 7,248,156 B2
  • Colors: White, Almond or Brown.
  • Recessed Case Dimensions: approximately 1.5 inches deep x 5 inches long by 3 inches wide.

LP Gas Detectors are required on RVs . . .

ANSI A119.2 - Fire & Life Safety
3-4.8 LP Gas Detectors

"An LP gas detector must be installed in any RV that contains an LP gas appliance and an electrical system. The LP gas detector must be listed as suitable for use in recreational vehicles under the requirements of UL 1484 Residential Gas Detectors, and be installed according to the terms of its listing.­ RVIA Effective Date 9/96, Revised 9/99."

CARBON MONOXIDE & PROPANE ALARM REPLACEMENT NOTICE: Note to Customers:

All Safe-T-Alert Propane and Carbon Monoxide Alarms that are 5 years old and older are beyond their Mandatory Replacement Time and MUST be replaced.

Background: Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL®) Carbon Monoxide Standard UL 2034 and Canadian Standards Association (CSA®) CSA 119.2 now require that all Carbon Monoxide alarms be designed to stop service in 3 to 5 years . UL and CSA have determined that Carbon Monoxide alarms have a limited life. Propane alarms use similar sensors and UL will require the same service life in the near future.

ALL MTI Propane and Carbon Monoxide alarms which are over five (5) years old MUST be replaced. The following Safe-T-Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm Models MUST be replaced: SA-4, SA-5, 50-541 and 50-542. Models 60-541 and 60-542 over five (5) years old MUST be replaced.The following Safe-T-Alert Propane Alarms Models MUST be replaced: SA-7 and SA-8. Models 30-441,30-442, 40-441 and 40-442 that are over five (5) years old MUST be replaced.

Important! Only install CO and Propane alarms that are UL or CSA listed for Recreational Vehicle Use.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara