Turn device on and take two steps back from bed.
Ensure the alarm goes off within 20 seconds (due to absence of breathing movements).
The alarm may sound with or without preliminary ticking.
Check the alarm can be heard in all locations throughout the home or place of care.
The performance test must be conducted daily.
The performance test should be conducted while the baby is not in bed.
Do not conduct performance test by picking up baby out of bed and waiting for the alarm to sound.