Did you know that if a fire breaks out in your home during the night, there is a great risk that you will not wake up in time to be able to get out of your home quickly? Indeed, you do not feel anything when you sleep. Smoke from a fire sometimes leaves you only 3 minutes to escape.
Therefore, install enough smoke detectors in your home. They will alert you if a fire breaks out, so you can get out of your home safely.
Domestic accidents related to fire are more and more frequent in homes. The figures are alarming as regards the number of households that are victims of it each year in the US. You can never be careful enough to deal with this type of situation naturally. A small failure of your electrical installation and everything goes up in smoke. Unfortunately, several casualties and injuries are generally recorded in this type of incident. To face it, in 2021 everything is simplified with smoke detectors. Let’s take a quick look at this technology.
What is an interconnected wireless smoke detector?
You know what a smoke detector is since they are an essential part of all homes. But the expression “interconnected wireless smoke detector” may seem superfluous to those who are not yet familiar with this new technology. To be precise, a smoke detector is a piece of equipment that alerts humans to any warning sign of a fire, including smoke or vapor particles. The fact that it is connected does not change its real function. The nuance here is that it is connected to a technological device, either a laptop, a tablet, or an Android. These supports are linked to the smoke detector via an internet or wifi connection. Basically, the principle is clear. An interconnected wireless smoke detector warns you on your phone whenever there is a risk of fire.
Where and how to install smoke detectors?
Install a detector in every area of your home that presents a potential fire hazard.
Avoid installing smoke detectors in the kitchen, bathroom, or garage. The risk of false alarms is too high there, because of cooking fumes, water vapor, or dust. However, the kitchen remains a risky place for fires. Instead, place a heat detector in this room. Install your smoke detectors preferably in the middle of the ceiling.
Maintain and test your smoke detectors regularly
In order for your detectors to work perfectly, it is necessary to dust them once a month, with a vacuum cleaner for example. You should also test their batteries regularly. To do this, press the test button on the detector. If it beeps several times, you are sure the batteries are still working.
A smoke detector has a lifespan of 10 years, after which its mechanism functions less well and can cause false alarms or even no longer sound an alert at all. A smoke detector with a battery life of 10 years must be completely replaced. If you rent out your home, the owner has to replace the detector, and then you are off again for 10 years of protection.