Understanding your Sync-It™ (NFC Technology) report

NFC stands for near-field communication and it is a short-range wireless technology. With Sync-It™ NFC technology, you can easily transfer information between devices through wireless communication. Find out more. NFC technology is used to extra data from FireAngel’s FA3328 alarm and provide a report.

Keep reading for further consultation on the data available within a Sync-It™ (NFC technology) report.

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To extract data from the FA3328 CO alarm or FA3328-EUT Temperature and Humidity Sensor with CO alarm, please hold your phone against the device, move phone until it vibrates and hold still for 5 seconds until test is complete. Full instruction details and further information is available to view here.

There are three types of reports available: Full Maintenance & Compliance Report, Quick Report with diagnostics or Product Test.

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The Quick Report and Full Maintenance & Compliance Report are both available to download as a PDF and given to compliance or maintenance teams. The Product Test is an in-app test and covers alarm output, low level warning and LED sequences. Within the Full Maintenance & Compliance Report additional questions section, if the Alarm Output or LED Sequence tests have ‘FAIL’, then immediate action is required to replace the alarm.

Running the Full Maintenance & Compliance Report includes:

  • Device details
  • Rolling 30 day average and previous month average snapshot – including minimum, maximum and average readings for CO (ppm), temperature and humidity
  • Battery reading
  • Alarm activation information
  • Alarm output
  • LED sequence
  • Device installation location details – including if clear of furniture, in good condition and if device needs to be replaced
  • Ability to log additional information in note form eg ‘device is located in the kitchen’

View an example of an exported Full Maintenance & Compliance Report.

Running the Quick Report with diagnostics will extract the following details:

  • Device details
  • Rolling 30 day average and previous month average snapshot – including minimum, maximum and average readings for CO (ppm), temperature and humidity
  • Battery reading
  • Alarm activation information

View an example of an exported Quick Report.

Device details include the device type, device location, firmware version and date of manufacture. Included in the data extraction report is a battery reading, recording the voltage level (V) and impedance level.

The rolling 30 day average is an average snapshot of CO, temperature and humidity over the past 30 days, whereas a previous month average is a visual of your minimum, maximum and average CO, temperature and humidity for the 30 days prior.

Environmental: Temperature and Humidity

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A property will feel most comfortable at humidity levels between 30 – 50% RH. For comfortable indoor humidity during the summer months, interior relative humidity should never exceed 60% (ref Figure 1 here). It is still important to maintain RH during cooler months as cold air holds less moisture before it becomes saturated. This means in winter months the interior relative humidity should be kept as low as possible, but always above 30%.

Cold temperatures can cause a myriad of problems within properties, from burst pipes to structural damage, but more commonly, damp and mould. Under‑heated rooms that suffer from an excess of moisture are particularly favourable to mould, such as bathrooms and kitchens, where everyday activities like cooking, showering, drying clothes and even breathing, create moisture which can lead to condensation.

Without the right tools or ventilation in place, these factors can quickly lead to the presence of damp and mould. Damp living conditions can lead to serious health implications, with asthma sufferers especially at risk due to mould spores triggering symptoms. But the elderly, the very young and anyone who is immuno‑compromised are also at risk of health complications.

Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms

The correct location for installation of a CO alarm has been broken down below:

Alarms located in the same room as a fuel-burning appliance should be:

  • at a horizontal distance of between 1m – 3m from the potential source
  • located on the same side of a partition as the potential source
  • located at the high side of the room, if sloped ceilings are present

If on a wall the alarm should be:

  • Close to the ceiling, at a height greater than any door or window and at least 150mm from the ceiling.
  • If the alarm is on the ceiling it should be at least 300mm from any wall & any ceiling obstruction e.g. light fittings

Additional alarms may be installed to ensure that adequate warning is given for occupants in other rooms, by locating alarms in:

  • Remote rooms in which the occupant(s) spend considerable time whilst awake and from which they may not be able to hear an alarm from apparatus in another part of the premises, and;
  • Every sleeping room.

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Alarms located in sleeping rooms and in rooms remote from a fuel-burning appliance should be located relatively close to the breathing zone of the occupants.

If device is dusty, covered in paint or insect webs, it may impact the performance of the alarm. Also, if battery impedance is reported as low then the device is recommended to be replaced. Similarly, the device should be replaced if older than 10 years (ref  manufacturing date on alarm).

Low level exposure to carbon monoxide is dangerous over a prolonged period of time and rapid, high levels of exposure to the gas can be fatal. Below is the risk level for ppm of CO, according to OSHA:

PPM Duration CO effects of exposure
0-4 ppm 8 hrs Considered ‘good’ air quality
35 ppm 8 hrs Recommend 8hrs max exposure at this level
50 ppm 8 hrs Recommend 8hrs max exposure at this level
400 ppm 1-3 hrs Healthy adults will suffer headaches, dizziness and nausea in 1-2 hours. Life threatening after 3 hours.
800 ppm < 2hrs Healthy adults will suffer headaches, dizziness and nausea in 45 min. Unconsciousness/life threatening in less than 2 hours.
3000 ppm < 30 min Death in less than 30 minutes

If you have any further questions about your data extraction report for either the Quick Report, Product Test or Full Maintenance & Compliance Report, please get in touch with our Customer Support Team.