Advice on smoke detectors
An optical smoke detector alerts you in case of smoke development in your home or office. When you're asleep, for instance, you might not smell anything. Breathing in smoke is toxic and deadly. It's important to protect yourself and your family against this danger. The same goes for other things that are hazardous to your health. Think for instance of carbon monoxide and gas. Each type of detector has its own type of sensor that enables the detector to distinguish and detect different things.
2. Batteries or AC power
There are smoke detectors that are powered by batteries and smoke detectors that you connect to AC power. You can put a battery-powered smoke detector wherever you want in your home. You're not limited to a fixed power outlet. A smoke detector that runs on AC power should be connected to an existing power outlet in your house and mounted on your ceiling. You can't choose where you want to place it.
Smart smoke detector
Smart smoke detectors are connected to your WiFi network. Via an app on your smartphone, you'll receive a push notification when it detects something in your house. That way, you'll know there's danger at your home wherever you are and you can respond right away. In addition, you can easily connect a smart smoke detector to other smart products. It's a way to start your smart home.
Linkable smoke detectors
Linkable smoke detectors are linked together via a frequency. That means all linked smoke detectors communicate with each other. When 1 of the detectors detects smoke, all smoke detectors will sound the alarm.
Basic smoke detectors
A basic smoke detector is just a regular smoke detector, no more, no less. In other words: don't expect it to do anything else but detect smoke. Very simple.
4. List of options and possibilities
As you've read, smoke detectors offer different options and possibilities. Which type of smoke detector you choose depends on your wishes. There are an number of standard options and additional advanced options. Here's a brief list of the most important options:
- Controlled via app and notifications via app
- Audio signal (average of 85 decibels)
- Test button
- Emergency light