Heat Alarm Sensors for Garages Frequently Asked Questions

Is There a Battery Operated Heat-Only Detector?
Heat-only detectors are good for areas where smoke detectors may cause false alarms. These areas include kitchens, bathrooms, garages and attics. Learn about heat detectors.
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What is a Heat Detector?
If you have a room where a standard smoke detector might cause a false fire alarm, you might use a heat detector instead. Learn what heat detectors are and how they work.
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Where Should I Install a Heat Detector?
Certain areas of the home are better-suited for heat sensors than smoke sensors. Using heat sensors instead of smoke sensors can prevent false alarms. Learn about heat detectors.
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Smoke Detector vs. Heat Detector
A smoke detector responds to the presence of smoke. A heat detector responds to unusually high temperatures. Both indicate that there is a fire. Learn about fire-safety products.
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How Does a Fire Detector Work?
There are two primary methods for detecting a fire. These are through either smoke detection and heat detection. For that reason, a "fire detector" is more commonly referred to as a "smoke detector" or a "heat detector". There are also combo smoke and heat sensors. Learn more about these devices.
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