Where To Install My Heat Detector?

Smoke detectors are great for detecting smoke, but heat detectors are much more sensitive to temperature. This means that when the heat detector comes into contact with smoke, it will not go off unless it reaches a certain heat level.

A heat detector

So where should you install your heat detector?

The rule of thumb is to place these detectors in areas where smoke detectors are not appropriate and in a spot that is not generally changing from a cool to hot temperature. Humidity also might reduce the effectiveness of the heat detector, so don’t place it in washrooms or near washing machines.

Please note – A heat detector should not replace smoke detectors in bedrooms or in the hallway outside of the bedrooms. You should test your heat detector(s) every 3 months or every time you test the smoke detectors in your home.

I have been in the alarm and control industry for the past 8 years. I am especially interested in the utilization of existing WiFi networks for alarm notification and control applications.


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    • I have been in the alarm and automation industry since 2006. I am particularly interested in seeing how the industry adapts as the number of home owners with traditional land line phone lines dwindles raising a need for WiFi and Cellular devices.