What are the best smoke alarms?

Now , the legislation in many countries stipulates that smoke alarms must be installed on every level of the home, which will protect you and you’re loved ones from a house fire.

 

But what are the best smoke alarms?  Below are some tips, which may be helpful

 

Firstly, let us learn about the types of smoke alarms:

 

Classified by the sensor of the smoke alarms, there are three types of Smoke Alarms:

1. Ionization smoke alarms: more sensitive at detecting small particles

 

2. Photoelectric smoke alarms: more sensitive at detecting large particles

 

3. Combination Ionization & photoelectric smoke alarms: are sensitive to both small and large particles.

 

 Classified by the power supply, there are two types of smoke alarms

  1. Wired smoke alarms: need to be installed by the electricians
  2. Battery alarms: powered by a battery and easy to install

 

※ Classified by the function:

  1. Standalone smoke alarms: work independently
  2. Interconnected smoke alarms: can connect with each other in the group
  3. Wifi smoke alarms: can send the alert to the smartphone
  4. Wifi+interconnected smoke alarms: can send the alert to the smartphone and connect with each other
  5. Zigbee smoke alarms: can send the alert to the smartphone
  6. NB-IOT smoke alarms: can send the alert to the smartphone

 

Knowing the types of the above, You might know that the best smoke alarms should be with the features below:

 

***with both Ionization & photoelectric sensor, if possible ***

It will be best if one smoke alarm with both Ionization & photoelectric sensor, if not please choose one of them.

 

 

***10-year battery ***

If the smoke alarm is with the 10-year built-in lithium battery, it will last for the life of the smoke alarm, which means you don’t need to remember to change the battery each year.

10 years smoke alarm

10 years smoke alarm