Smoke detector options and possibilities
Operate it via an app
Some smoke detectors are so smart that you can connect them to your WiFi. Think of the Nest Protect, for example. Since you're connecting the smoke detector to your WiFi, you're given the possibility of connecting it to various other smart products as well. In case of the Nest, it's possible to connect your Nest Protect, Nest Thermostat, and Nest IP cameras to each other. Additionally, you have the option of operating all these different elements with a single app. In turn, this app will keep you updated on everything that's going on inside of your home. Even when you aren't there.
Extra loud audio signal
By default. smoke, gas, heat, and carbon monoxide detectors possess an audio signal that 85 decibels loud. This is comparable to an electric hand saw or the sonic boom of an airplane. This means that it's nearly impossible not the hear the alarm of such a detector. Still, there are several detectors that possess an even louder alarm. There are heat detectors with an alarm that's 94 decibels loud, for example. This can come in handy when you've installed one in the kitchen, and your range hood is on.
Some smoke detectors are equipped with an emergency light. When the smoke detector goes off, you won't only hear the audio signal, but the emergency light will immediately turn on as well. This type of smoke detector is convenient when it's located in a corridor or at the top of the stairway.