Comparing Smoke Alarm Systems

Smoke alarm systems are something that can be essential for every home no matter the size or specific circumstances. When any smoke or fire is detected within the home, this alarm system will alert the house residents with a loud beeping sound. This system could help to save lives, but if you do not have an adequate or functioning smoke alarm system in your home, you will need to take time as soon as possible to compare your options and install the system that you choose in your home. Here are the steps on how to compare the smoke alarms system.


  1. First, search out how the smoke alarm system is powered. You will have to regularly test and replace the batteries if the system is battery-powered. For those alarms that are house electricity-powered, they will not function during a power failure without a backup battery.
  2. Search for the type of technology the smoke alarm system uses. For detecting flames, ionization sensor technology is better while the laser technology will detect better for smoldering fire and smoke.
  3. Look for other features that are offered by the smoke alarm system. Among of them is a warning when the battery power is low, safety lights to follow safely out from the house, a battery backup system and a remote control feature or a hush button when the alarm accidentally goes off.
  4. You could also consider a combination smoke alarm systems that includes a carbon monoxide detector.

Additional Reading:

The Supreme Guide To Home Security Systems

Design of Special Hazards and Fire Alarm Systems