Smoke Detectors

Home fires not only cause loss of lives but massive loss of properties. Many people die in homes due to inhalation of smoke, especially when a fire breaks out at night. With a smoke-detector installed, you can reduce the chance of dying due to smoke inhalation by as much as 50%.

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Definition

Home fires not only cause loss of lives but massive loss of properties. Many people die in homes due to inhalation of smoke, especially when a fire breaks out at night. With a smoke-detector installed, you can reduce the chance of dying due to smoke inhalation by as much as 50%.

 

What to look for in smoke-detectors?

Hardwired and battery smoke detectors

You have the option to choose between hardwired and battery operated smoke detectors. The former is integrated with your home electrical system. However, many choose battery operated detectors because these are easier to install. If you choose a battery operated one, make sure you change the smoke detector battery at the right time. Some of the modern smoke detectors have low battery alarms built in.

Types of smoke detectors

There are three smoke detector types for you to choose from – ionization, photoelectric and dual. The first one uses a radioactive source and the second one an optical detector sensor to sound the alarm when there is smoke. A dual smoke-detector uses a combination source and is usually the wisest choice.

Optimum number of smoke detectors

You also need to decide on the number of smoke detectors that you need in your home. Ideally, you should buy one for each floor and there should be a separate one for the basement.

 

How to choose your smoke detector according to your need?

Strobe detectors for deaf people

For someone who is deaf, a smoke detector with strobe is the ideal option. This smoke detector not only sounds an alarm when there is smoke, but the strobe light also lightens up brightly so that one can see it even if they cannot hear the alarm. Even people outside the house can see the strobe.

Wifi detectors for remote alarm

A smoke detector wifi is connected with your smartphone through an app and sends out an alarm in the event of smoke rising in your absence. The detector also speaks with you to explain the kind of smoke it has detected. This kind of smoke detector is fantastic for working couples but you need a running wifi internet connection.

Interconnected smoke detectors for additional safety

If you have installed more than one smoke-detector at home, then you may want to consider interconnected devices. If one smoke detector fails to work, then one or more of the other smoke detectors can raise the alarm.

 

What are the most popular smoke detectors?

BRK Ionization Smoke Detector 120V is a hardwired smoke detector and can be interconnected with up to 12 sensors. It can send up to six CO and smoke combination alarms.

BRK Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Detector 120V with Battery Backup is a combination smoke-detector with a 9V battery backup. It can be interconnected with up to 12 sensors. When an alarm is sounded, all the sensors start working automatically.

BRK 120V Smoke Detector Photoelectric is another hardwired smoke detector that uses the photoelectric smoke sensing technology. A single button in this detector can be used for testing and silencing the alarm.

 

Conclusion

Smoke detectors are required in all homes and offices because one can never say when a fire breaks out. Proper detection can help you save lives and properties. The largest choices in smoke detectors are listed in the top online stores. Shop online and you could get a great deal.

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