Heat Detectors

Heat detectors are ideal fire-monitoring devices for areas where smoke detectors may cause false alarms. With a properly install heat detector, you can receive reliable fire detection just like you would for a smoke detector. Both wired and wireless heat sensors are available. Buy heat detectors here.
Honeywell SIXSMOKE Front - Wireless Smoke/Heat Detector for Lyric Controller
Honeywell SIXSMOKE
Wireless Smoke/Heat Detector for Lyric Controller
List Price: $100.00
Our Price: $65.99
Honeywell 5800COMBO - Smoke, Heat and CO Detector
Honeywell 5800COMBO
Smoke, Heat and CO Detector
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Our Price: $139.99
Honeywell 5808W3 - Wireless Smoke & Heat Detector
Honeywell 5808W3
Wireless Smoke & Heat Detector
List Price: $90.00
Our Price: $71.99
System Sensor 2W-B - 2-Wire Smoke Detector
System Sensor 2W-B
2-Wire Smoke Detector
List Price: $50.00
Our Price: $43.99
System Sensor 2WT-B - 2-Wire Smoke Detector with Fixed Heat Sensor
System Sensor 2WT-B
2-Wire Smoke Detector with Fixed Heat Sensor
List Price: $55.00
Our Price: $47.99
2GIG SMKT3-345 - Wireless Smoke, Heat and Freeze Detector
2GIG SMKT3-345
Wireless 2GIG Smoke, Heat, & Freeze Detector
List Price: $108.00
Our Price: $71.99
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2GIG SMKT8e-345
Encrypted Smoke/Heat/Freeze Sensor
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Our Price: $71.99
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PowerG 915MHz Wireless Smoke And Heat Detector
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Our Price: $59.99
System Sensor 4WT-B - 4-Wire Smoke Detector with Fixed Heat Sensor
System Sensor 4WT-B
4-Wire Smoke Detector with 135°F Fixed Heat Sensor
List Price: $60.00
Our Price: $51.99
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System Sensor 4WTA-B
4-Wire Smoke Detector with Fixed Heat and Sounder
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Our Price: $64.99
System Sensor 2WTA-B - 2-Wire Smoke Detector with Fixed Heat and Sounder
System Sensor 2WTA-B
2-Wire Smoke Detector with Fixed Heat and Sounder
List Price: $65.00
Our Price: $57.99
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Interlogix SDX-135Z
Wireless Interconnected Photoelectric Smoke Detector with Heat and Freeze
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Our Price: $97.99

Heat detectors work by sensing the temperature in the area. If the sensor detects an unusually high temperature that would only normally occur with a fire, then the sensor will activate. This exact temperature varies between different heat detector models. Some heat sensors also feature rate-of-rise temperature detection. This means that if the temperature rises at an unusually high rate, then the sensor will activate. Once a heat detector activates, it will send an alert to the panel. This will trigger a system fire alarm. The system will then alert the central station and/or the end user depending upon their monitoring plan.

A user can choose between hardwired and wireless heat sensors. If a user has a hardwired system, they will usually go with hardwired heat detectors. Likewise, if they have a wireless system, then wireless heat detectors are usually the easier option. In general, wireless heat sensors are much easier to install. This is because no wires need to be run. However, the end user will need to replace the batteries for their wireless heat sensors every few years. Some users do this more often, as these are very important sensors.

The decision to go with heat detectors over smoke detectors depends on where the devices are being installed. In most cases, smoke detectors will respond more quickly to a fire. But that doesn't necessarily that smoke detectors are the proper solution every time. There are cases where it is better to use heat sensors. This is mostly in areas where a smoke detector may cause false alarms. Heavy dust or moisture may cause false alarms for a smoke detector. This doesn't mean that anything is wrong with the smoke detector. It's just a result of the way that these devices function. In these areas, you may be better off going with heat detectors instead.

Garages and attics are both good locations for heat detectors. These areas often contain heavy dust. The dust can enter a smoke detector and prevent the device from working properly. This may even cause false alarms. You do not have to worry about this with heat detectors. Likewise, you may use heat detectors in bathrooms. These areas often have heavy moisture that may cause a smoke detector to activate. Another good spot for a heat detector is a kitchen. Cooking food and the resulting smoke may set off a smoke detector. Finally, heat detectors are frequently used in designated smoking rooms.

By using a heat detector and a system with central station monitoring, you can receive automatic emergency dispatch in the event of a fire. If you don't already have alarm monitoring service, we recommend clicking the orange alarm monitoring button at the top of this page for more information. We offer monitoring plans for all types of situations.

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