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Friday, August 23rd, 2019 5:22 PM

Smoke detector not detecting smoke

433 Messages

4 years ago

SS detectors are photoelectric. I have never intentionally tested a detector in that manner, so I have no idea about how they should respond to that amount of smoke.



2.2K Messages

4 years ago

Cutting some drywall (with a power saw, so lots of dust) set off my smoke detector.  It looks for particulates in the air.

13 Messages

4 years ago

I find the smoke detectors to be the weak link in the system.
I've had the system installed several years and have had several false alarms with the smoke.
The fire department showed up 2 times and had to get a neighbor out of bed at 2am to check the house the other.
I've called and had replacements sent and always the same , I just can't rely on it.
I clean and test them monthly and I've come up with a solution that one really shouldn't have to do.
I've bought a seconded smoke detector to mount close to the original thinking that if only one goes off it's a false and if both respond maybe a fire.
After talking with SS they agreed to give me 2 months free monitoring as they can't give away devices .
So while not perfect I'm going to try this method.Its funny none of my other 5 smoke detectors ever false just the SS detector.
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