Does your smoke detector really work?

Answer On One Hand: Multi-Purpose DetectionFire professionals agree that home smoke detectors work best when they distinguish both smoke and carbon monoxide. Smoke detectors also operate best when battery... Read More »

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How does the interconnect smoke detector work?

Some smoke detectors, especially those in large houses, are wired together in an interconnected system. This system allows the smoke detectors to communicate with each other to help alert residents... Read More »

Does cigarette smoke activate a smoke detector?

Contrary to popular belief, a smoke detector is not normally activated by cigarette smoke unless it is highly concentrated; the smoke usually has to come from many smokers simultaneously or be blow... Read More »

How to Install a Smoke Detector or Carbon Monoxide Detector?

It's an overused saying - better safe than sorry. Most fire deaths occur in homes lacking smoke detectors.[1] To protect your loved ones, it is imperative that you install smoke and carbon monoxide... Read More »

How to Change the Batteries in Your Smoke Detector?

Each year, approximately 3,000 people in the U.S. die from fires in the home. Many of these fires occur at night while people who are sleeping unknowingly inhale toxic gases and smoke. More than ha... Read More »