Are you scared that your commercial or residential property may be at risk of a fire and you are not around to manage the serious situation? You may be far away like on a vacation, or even if you are just around, yet you can’t easily notice that some part of your house starts to fire up. It is best to install a smoke detector or smoke alarm to detect fires.
Smoker detectors are also considered smoke alarms as these devices can sense small particles in the air. Once the device detects the particles above a certain level, it signals the alarm to sound, so you and your family or the workers can get to safety and then call for an emergency.
Why install smoke detectors?
Smoke detectors can save lives. The National Fire Protection Association stated that having a working smoke detector at home cuts the risk of dying in a fire incident by 55%. These devices come with two different detection technologies, namely:
Ionization detectors. It uses a tiny safely shielded radioactive material that electrically charges or ionizes the air molecules between the two metal plates. It delivers a small electric current that flows from one plate to another. When the particles penetrate the chamber, they attract the ions and carry them away to reduce the current. When the particles entering the chamber are enough to lessen the current, the device registers the particles as smoke, then the alarm starts to send a signal through a sound.
Photoelectric. The technology works by detecting the light reflected off particles from a light beam in the sensing chamber. When there are no particles present, the light from the beam doesn’t strike the light detector, which indicates all is clear. When particles are present and the light registered by the light detector reaches a certain level of threshold, the alarm sounds.
Both detectors detect either slow-burning fires or fast-burning flaming fires. But, each technology has particular strengths. The ionization-based alarms detect small black soot particles from flaming fires quickly because they produce in greater numbers and then stop more current from between the platers. while the photoelectric detectors are more sensitive to particles larger in size and light-coloured, thus more reflective, like those emitted by the slow-burning fires.
The safety of everyone is very essential and with the help of these devices, it keeps all from danger. Install a smoker alarm now to protect everyone inside the building.