It’s not just a Smoke Detector, it’s a LIFE SAVER!!

smoke detector is a device that detects smoke, typically as an indicator of fire. Commercial, industrial, and mass residential devices issue a signal to a fire alarm system, while household detectors, known as smoke alarms, generally issue a local audible or visual alarm from the detector itself.

Smoke detectors are typically housed in a disk-shaped plastic enclosure about 150 millimetres (6 in) in diameter and 25 millimetres (1 in) thick, but the shape can vary by manufacturer or product line. Most smoke detectors work either by optical detection (photoelectric) or by physical process (ionization), while others use both detection methods to increase sensitivity to smoke. Sensitive alarms can be used to detect, and thus deter, smoking in areas where it is banned such as toilets and schools. Smoke detectors in large commercial, industrial, and residential buildings are usually powered by a central fire alarm system, which is powered by the building power with a battery backup. However, in many single family detached and smaller multiple family housings, a smoke alarm is often powered only by a single disposable battery.

In the United States, the National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly two-thirds of deaths from home fires occur in properties without working smoke alarms/detectors.


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2 thoughts on “It’s not just a Smoke Detector, it’s a LIFE SAVER!!

  1. Sam S November 19, 2012 at 2:04 am Reply

    Loved your post! Love and care is key to everything, so true.

  2. Mr. Sanjeev Kamath November 21, 2012 at 11:11 am Reply

    “The best protection for your office from any kind of fire hazard will be something vital and is the worthy investment to think about. There are many types of smoke detection system with the Electronic Control Devices to consider thoughtfully before stepping several stores for cheaper ones.

    Smoke Detector

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