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Smoke & Heat Detection

Smoke detectors are one of the most important safety devices you can have in your home. They should be installed in the hallways, landings and kitchen.

Smoke detectors provide early warning in the event of a fire, and enable emergency action in the event of a fire. They are inexpensive, easy to install, unobtrusive, and require very little maintenance, and no home should be without them.

Home smoke detectors should be interconnected. This means that an alarm in one smoke detector will cause all others in the home to go into alarm.

Typically the detectors are connected by a pair of wires to transfer an alarm signal from one detector to all the others in the chain.

Detectors can also be connected to your intruder alarm system ensuring that they have constant mains power and battery back up in the event of a mains failure.

Photoelectric detectors look for the presence of visible by-products of combustion in the detection chamber.

When a sufficient density of visible combustibles fill the detection chamber, the detector sounds an alarm condition.

Although this sounds complicated and is the technical explanation, this basically means that you do need to be careful when installing smoke detectors, for instance burnt toast will activate a smoke detector, therefore we would install a heat detector in the kitchen, and a smoke detector in the hall and on the landing, (depending upon how close the hall is to the kitchen)

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