PowerG Heat Detectors
Adding fire safety devices to your home or business is very important. And it's even better when you can integrate these devices with your alarm system. This is the best way to receive mobile alerts to your smartphone regarding an activated sensor. Many users also have their systems setup so that emergency dispatch is automatically sent out in case of a fire. But to take advantage of these features, your system must have some method of detecting fires in the building. One way to do this is with PowerG Heat Sensors.
A PowerG Heat Detector will respond to high temperatures that would only be present during a fire. Depending on the mode, the heat detector may activate upon detecting unusually high fixed temperatures or upon detecting a temperature that is rising at an unusually fast rate. For example, a fixed temperature heat sensor may activate at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. On the other hand, a rate-of-rise heat sensor may activate upon detecting a temperature increase of 15 degrees Fahrenheit in a single minute. Both types will respond reliably to fires.
Normally, smoke detectors are selected over heat detectors. This is because smoke detectors will usually detect fires more quickly. But there are places where it is more appropriate to heat detectors instead of smoke detectors. These include places where installing smoke detectors may result in false alarms. Rooms with high humidity or excessive dust may lead to false alarms on a conventional smoke detector. For these areas, it can be better to use heat sensors.
Some areas where heat detectors are commonly used include bathrooms, garages, attics, kitchens and rooms where people may smoke cigarettes or other herbs. Bathrooms have excessive moisture that can enter a smoke detector and cause it to not work properly. Meanwhile, garages and attics often have excessive dust that can lead to false alarms. As for kitchens, someone cooking food could result in smoke that could cause in a false alarm. Heat sensors are immune to these issues and should be used in these areas.
For the aforementioned situations, it is best to use standalone heat detectors. But there are also combination smoke and heat detectors. These devices are great for use in other areas like living rooms, bedrooms and hallways. It never hurts to have multiple methods for detecting fires, as long as you are not putting yourself at a high-risk for false alarms. Using combination smoke and heat detectors is the best way to ensure that fires are detected quickly.
One of the best aspects of PowerG Heat Detectors is their impressive wireless communication range. These sensors can communicate from up to 2 kilometers away when used in open air environments. This will depend on the system they are being used with. The advertised 2km distance is for DSC PowerSeries Neo Panels. PowerG Sensors used with an IQ Panel 2 Plus may experience a shorter range. However, the range between a PowerG Sensor and an IQ Panel 2 Plus is still quite impressive. Additionally PowerG Heat Detectors utilize 128-bit AES encryption for added wireless security.