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Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Smoke Detectors

A photoelectric smoke alarm is a smoke detector that can effectively respond to a range of different types of fires, but which is particularly adapted to detecting fires that smoulder and give off dense smoke. In particular, a photoelectric smoke alarm is of particular use when it comes to the detection of fires caused by PVC wiring overheating, or any kind of fire that affects furnishings filled with foam.

One of Several Types of Smoke Detectors

Photoelectric smoke alarm detectors are just one type in a range ofhome smoke detectors available in Australia. In addition to ionisation alarms, dual sensor alarms, heat alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, photoelectric smoke alarm smoke detectors are a popular type of home or industrial smoke detector. Put simply, photoelectric smoke alarms detect the first signs of the fires that most commonly occur in homes.

The Advantages of Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

When it comes to smoke alarms, Australia has very high standards. With few exceptions, every home and workplace in Australia is required to have a fire alarm installed. The question then arises: which is the best choice for the premises in question? The answer will ultimately depend on the type of fire that is most likely to occur, should a fire break out in the premises. For this reason, photoelectric smoke alarms are particularly popular in household environments, as they detect fires that are smoky or smouldering, which typically occur as a result of soft furnishing and other household items catching alight. In addition, photoelectric smoke detectors are less likely to trigger a false alarm as a result of cooking than other types of home smoke detectors.

Photoelectric Smoke Alarms in the Kitchen

While photoelectric smoke detectors are a popular choice for home and industrial environments alike, they should never be installed in a kitchen, nor should an ionisation smoke detector. Airborne cooking fats can clog the sensing chamber of the smoke alarm over time, reducing its effectiveness. Therefore a heat detector alarm is recommended for installation directly in a kitchen.

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