Posts Categorized: Smoke Detectors

Choosing the Right Places For Commercial Smoke Detectors

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What are some things for commercial businesses to consider when installing smoke detectors? Well, every business is unique. Your business has specific needs and liabilities, such that you need to ask certain questions and then find the right answers. Number of Smoke Detectors For instance, how many smoke detectors does your business need? And where… Read more »

The Triggers of a Commercial Smoke Detector

Smoke detector with smoke

There are two types of smoke alarms: photoelectric and ionization. With photoelectric, a steady beam of light is used. If and when smoke particles enter the internal chamber of the alarm, particles scatter the light beam and redirect it to a photocell, triggering the alarm to go off. Ionization alarms use ions, electrons and electrodes…. Read more »

A Brief Look at the History of Smoke Detectors

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We take smoke detectors for granted. They’re everywhere these days, but that wasn’t always the case. The Early History of Smoke Detectors In the 1930s, there was a Swiss scientist named Walter Jaeger. He accidentally invented the smoke detector when he made a device to detect poison gas. His sensor device was supposed to move… Read more »

The Advantages of Having a Smoke Detector Dust Cover

Smoke Detector Dust Cover

Certainly, all businesses remember the need to routinely test and maintain their commercial smoke detectors. However, in addition to periodically testing the system, you also have to do what you can to protect your smoke detector from outside debris. Like most other stationary objects in your business, smoke detectors  have a tendency to accumulate dust,… Read more »

Can an Addressable Smoke Detector Work With a Conventional Fire Alarm?

Addressable Smoke detector

Are you thinking about trying to connect an addressable smoke detector to the conventional fire alarm system that you have set up in your building? You should think again! The smoke detectors that you use in your building need to match up with your fire alarm system. That means that addressable smoke detectors will not… Read more »

The Differences Between Simplex Addressable and Non-Addressable Smoke and Heat Detectors

Non-Addressable vs Addressable Smoke Detectors

Do you want to enhance the fire alarm system that you already have installed in your commercial facility? Simplex can help you do it by providing you with a wide range of advanced peripherals that are designed to help your current system meet any applicable codes while offering you more protection from fires and the… Read more »

Is it Time to Replace Your Smoke Detector?

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Did you know most fatal fires occur at night? Every home should have working smoke detectors which help warn people of any imminent danger. Smoke detectors make sense in rooms where people sleep, as well as hallways that lead to sleeping areas. In general, each level of a home, including the basement, should have at… Read more »