What is a smoke detector?

  • What is a smoke detector?
A smoke detector is a device that senses smoke, typically as an indicator of fire. Conventional smoke detectors issue a signal to a fire alarm control panel as part of a fire alarm system. Stand-alone smoke detectors, also known as smoke alarms, generally issue an audible or visual alarm from the detector itself. Smoke detectors are usually housed in plastic enclosures. Smoke can be detected either optically (photoelectric) or by physical process (ionization). Detectors may use one or both sensing methods. Chung Mei’s smoke detectors adapt photoelectric method due to its high accuracy and perfect sensitivity. Sensitive alarms can be used to detect and deter smoking in banned areas. While smoke detectors in large commercial and industrial buildings are usually connected to a central fire alarm system.

  • Why a smoke detector is important?
The risk of dying in a residential fire is cut in half in houses with working smoke detectors. The US National Fire Protection Association reports 0.53 deaths per 100 fires in homes with working smoke detectors compared to 1.18 deaths without (2009–2013). The US local fire departments report USD$21.9 billion in property damage during 2020. Therefore, buildings with smoke detectors are so critical to people’s lives and property.

  • How Chung Mei can support you?
Chung Mei specializes in producing fire alarm system with high quality and stability. We have various smoke detectors, such as CM-WT33LR Photoelectric type smoke detector, CM-RD999 Residential photoelectric smoke detector, and CM-7130 Intelligent beam smoke detector for different needs. You can visit our website for more information: Chung Mei Website Chung Mei always takes care of your safety. Welcome to contact us for any related questions or inquiry.

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