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Radon test kits

Safety Siren Pro Series 3
 
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$129.95 - $167.00
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Type: Digital-readout Meter
About - Safety Siren Pro Series 3

The Safety Siren Pro Series 3 is part of the radon test kit test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, radon test kit models like the Pro Series 3 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Accuracy:
Accuracy measures how closely results matched those from the calibrated radon monitor we used as a benchmark. Those rated poor were off by almost 40 percent; ones rated fair, by less than 25 percent.

Reliability:
Reliability indicates how similar the readings were for several samples exposed under identical conditions. Those rated fair varied by more than 10 percent and up to 15 percent; those rated very good, by less than 8 percent.
User Reviews - Safety Siren Pro Series 3
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Works for a while
1/28/2014
Pros
Set It and Forget It
Cons
Inaccurate Over Time
Warranty service
Best Uses
Comment:
I used this product consistently since purchased. I also ran many test kits side by side to verify installation of a Radon mitigation system. After less than a year, maybe six months, it seemed to go out of spec, giving readings significantly higher than the test kits. I sent the company an email prior to the end of the one year warranty period as stated in the manual but got no response.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Excellent
2/14/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
*****
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent Investment, Very Accurate
4/30/2012
Pros
Accurate
Easy to use
Re-usable
Short and long term tests
Cons
none
Best Uses
Homeowners in radon areas
Comment:
I purchased the Safety Siren Pro Series 3 after buying two of the one time use Pro-Lab mail in tests. I could not believe the Pro-Lab was accurate at 26. The Safety Siren got 28. I hired a company to install a radon mitigation system. Their service included a 3rd party radon testing company before and after the system install. The $3,000 professional tester's machine got 29, and my Safety Siren got 29.7 setting right next to it. Two weeks after the radon mitigation was installed, the professional tester measured 0.08 and my Safety Siren also measured 0.09. I loaned my Safety Siren to two neighbors in my sub-division. One measured 8.7 and the other measured 39.8. Both took action and had a radon mitigation system installed. I recommend the Safety Siren because of re-usability, and accuracy.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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