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The Difference Between a Smoke Detector and a Fire Alarm

1/29/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke Detector A smoke detector can detect early signs of smoke and potentially save lives.

We have all heard the terms smoke detector and fire alarm floating around television, radio and the internet but what is the difference? Well, one thing is for sure – they both have very important jobs. If you look at each one, you will discover that it is all in the name.

Detecting Smoke

A smoke detector in a nutshell, detects smoke or fire in its earliest stages. This is a terrific device for a number of reasons including fast warning to evacuate the premises. This can avoid smoke inhalation, which causes more deadly disasters than the actual fire itself. These small, inexpensive devices can play a vital role in the safety of your loved ones at home or in the workplace.

Sound the (Fire) Alarm

The great thing about fire alarms is that they can detect when fires are present by monitoring the environment for changes related to combustion. They like fire alarms, can also detect smoke. This is one trait that is commonly mistaken with smoke alarms. Fire alarms are usually found in commercial buildings and for good reason. They can be activated to trigger sprinkler systems and alert the fire department.

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