In the U.S, the National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly two-thirds of deaths due from house fires occur in properties without working smoke alarms/detectors.
The use of early warning fire and smoke detection systems results in significant reduction in fire deaths. The sooner a fire is detected, the better the outcome for saving lives. Correct installation and maintenance of smoke detectors prevents unwanted nuisance alarms.
Occupants can become desensitized when repeated nuisance alarms occur. In worst case scenarios, technicians could disconnect alarms from the system to avoid the unnecessary disruption. Either situation negates a detector’s potential life saving benefit, making the proper operation of an early warning fire and smoke detection system indispensable.
A 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.
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Smoke alarms are the most important safety features of your home. Properly installed, working smoke alarms will give you the early warning you need to safely escape from a fire.
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