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Troubleshooting Your Smoke Detector / Carbon Monoxide Detector


Smoke detectors

All residential rooms / apartments are equipped with smoke detectors.  

(Apartments in Hasbrouck and the Townhouse Community also have carbon monoxide detectors; please scroll down for more information).

If this happens:

You'll hear/observe this:

And you should do this:

Smoke alarm
  • Alarm sounds loudly
  • Lights may flash, depending on the device
Evacuate immediately and call CUPD at 607-255-1111.
Low battery / malfunctioning device
  • Alarm chirps (short beep) periodically
CUPD at 607-255-1111 to have a new battery installed or your device serviced.


Carbon monoxide detectors

Townhouse residents:

Townhouse apartments are equipped with separate smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

If this happens:
You'll hear/observe this:
And you should do this:
Smoke Alarm
  • Smoke alarm sounds loudly
Evacuate your apartment immediately and call CUPD at 607-255-1111.
Smoke Alarm - low battery
  • Smoke alarm chirps (short beep) periodically
CUPD at 607-255-1111 to have a new battery installed.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
  • Detector alarm sounds with 4 loud beeps, then a 5-second pause (pattern repeats)
  • Red light will turn on
Evacuate your apartment immediately and call CUPD at 607-255-1111.
Carbon Monoxide Detector - low battery
  • Device chirps (short beep) once every 30 seconds
CUPD at 607-255-1111 to have a new battery installed.
Malfunctioning Devices
  • Devices beep or display lights in a manner not described above
CUPD at 607-255-1111 to have the device serviced.


 

Hasbrouck residents:

Hasbrouck Apartments are equipped with combination smoke alarms / carbon monoxide detectors.

If this happens:
You'll hear/observe this:
And you should do this:
Smoke alarm
  • Alarm sounds with 3 long beeps, followed by a pause (pattern repeats)
  • Light at bottom flashes red
Evacuate your apartment immediately and call CUPD at 607-255-1111.
Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Alarm sounds with 4 short beeps, then a 5-second pause (pattern repeats)
  • Light at top flashes red
Evacuate your apartment immediately and call CUPD at 607-255-1111.
Low battery
  • Device chirps (short beep) once every 60 seconds
  • Light at bottom flashes green
CUPD at 607-255-1111 to have a new battery installed.
Malfunctioning device
  • Device chirps (short beep) 3 times every 60 seconds
  • Light at bottom flashes green
CUPD at 607-255-1111 to have the device serviced.

Hasbrouck residents: visit Your Carbon Monoxide Detector for information about testing your device and certifying its maintenance.




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