As a safety measures, the carbon monoxide detector is equipped with an alarm which triggers immediately the gas creeps into and/or accumulate in living space. There is no definite location where a carbon monoxide detector should be placed but professionals do advice that since it has the same composition with air; it should be situated in an open space such as near the ceiling or the floor.
There are numerous cases in which gas is produced such as when a cooking stove is lit, a combustion engine in a confined space, and so on. It is very interesting to note that our day-to-day activities are centred much on these actions which produce carbon monoxide.
The gas detectors are manufactured to be able to detect gas presence and also have the ability to say exactly the quantity in which it is found. The detector is designed specifically to identify areas where carbon monoxide is found as the name implies, but often times, it is misidentified by some as a smoke detector though they serve different purposes.
What remains peculiar to the carbon monoxide detector for camper is that immediately it detects the unhealthy gas, the alarm alerts for the danger. Since there are different manufacturers, there are numerous brands of this device and the user manual contains instructions as to what location preferred for installation.
Another feature of the detector is that it is operated by an AC powered battery which usually has a backup should there be instability in power source. Also, the alarm has a gas sensor that is tested by using a gas source of extreme quantity, a practice which needs to be done frequently to determine its viability. This device is usually installed in a security panel and monitored for emergency reasons.
Remember that if you have a carbon monoxide detector in your house, your health cannot be endangered by the threats that the gas poses to the environment.