Smoke & Heat Detectors Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Use Fire With Verification?
Fire With Verification means that a smoke detector must be activated twice within a short time for an alarm to occur. Learn why we discourage the use of Fire With Verification.
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What Does Fire With Verification Mean?
If a Fire Zone on a security system is set for Fire With Verification, the smoke detector must be triggered twice for an alarm to occur. Learn about Fire With Verification.
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Which Smoke Detectors Work w/ a Honeywell VISTA-15P?
A VISTA-15P can support 2-wire and 4-wire smoke detectors. Wireless Honeywell 5800 Smokes can be used if a wireless receiver is added. Find out which smokes a 15P can support.
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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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What is a Smoke/Heat Combination Detector Called?
A sensor that features both smoke and heat detection capabilities is simply called a "smoke and heat detector". Learn about smoke and heat detectors.
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How Do I Reset the Fire Alarm on My Security System?
In most cases, disarming the system twice will reset the fire alarm and clear the display. The smoke detector must be free of smoke when doing this. Learn to reset the fire alarm.
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Where is the Best Place to Install a 2GIG SMKT3-345?
When choosing a place to install a 2GIG SMKT3-345, one should follow the guidelines for any normal smoke detector. Find out where a 2GIG SMKT3-345 will work most effectively.
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2GIG SMKT3-345 vs Honeywell 5800COMBO
Two of the most popular life-safety sensors we offer are the 2GIG SMKT3-345 and the Honeywell 5800COMBO. These devices both offer smoke, heat and low-temp freeze detection. But only the 5800COMBO provides detection for potentially deadly carbon monoxide gas. Learn more about these sensors.
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Honeywell 5809 vs 2GIG SMKT2-345
The 5809 and the SMKT2-345 are both life-safety devices designed to alert people to the presence of a fire. The SMKT2-345 can sense smoke and high temperatures, while the 5809 can only sense high temperatures. They are also manufactured by different companies. Learn more about these two devices.
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When Should I Use a Heat Detector Instead of a Smoke Detector?
There are a few situations where it is better to use a heat detector instead of a smoke detector. This includes rooms where smoke may be present. Heat detectors are also used in dusty areas where fine particles may cause false alarms for heat detectors. Learn more about heat detectors.
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