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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 5:10 PM

Heat Detection

I am looking to add heat detection for fire to my system. I have a try level home and want to put heat sensors in the garage. I don't believe the smoke detectors are a good idea in the garage. Any ideas? Thanks

Advocate

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4 years ago

The SS3 temperature sensors can be set to alarm at up to 99 degrees.  If your location never gets above this, then that is an option.  Otherwise you'll have to kludge something up using some other companies temperature sensor to somehow set off a SS sensor.

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1 year ago

The SS temperature sensor is not a solution for the question that was asked.  Please add a real heat detector that can be used in garages, attics, furnace rooms and kitchens.  It should have the same alarm response as the SS smoke detector.

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5 months ago

Garages are the new ground zero for home fires. Between workshop issues with oily rags, gasoline storage, EV's and back up battery storage systems connected to solar   systems, residential garages need to be monitored for both fires and EARLY detection of cell abnormalities in batteries.  You recommend against smoke/CO detectors in garages without specifying why.  I know my stand alone smokes gave false alarms.  Is it heat or temp extremes or moisture problems?


Simpli-Safe needs to have a sophisticated sensor offerings for HEAT detection in garages and  in out-buildings with Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS).

As the grid gets more renewable energy more of these systems will be deployed in residences and commercial facilities.

Community Admin

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@carlferrentino​ We have submitted a request for a Heat Sensor to our dev team for their consideration. Be sure to follow this thread to be notified of any updates!

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Any updates on coming up with a heat detector? Even a simple bi-metal detector would be OK, but a rate of rise detector would be best. 

Since Kidde already has an audible heat detector maybe a "listener" device like Ring uses would work for this application as well as existing smoke detectors.

Community Admin

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@cmaurice1​ Unfortunately I do not have any updates on this product request. When we hear from our devs we'll let everyone know in this thread, so I recommend following it to get notified when we have more news!

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2 months ago

Following this tread.  As an interim measure, I will try using an a stand alone heat detector with audible alarm and put an older generation Arlo Camera in the garage to listen for that alarm- especially when I am away. 

This depends on me responding to an Arlo alarm on one phone and then me remotely trying to understand if there is a true rapid heat rise from an EV battery or our house back up battery system in the garage.  

SimpliSafe please project a response date for the request to flesh out the system.

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One other option is if you have hard wired smokes in the house they can be interconnected with the heat detector so the heat detector activation will cause the existing smokes to go audible as well.

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2 months ago

You may want to consider placing a heat detector in the attic as well. I have responded to attic fires where the occupants were not aware that the attic was on fire until a passer by told them.

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