Smoke Detectors Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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2GIG SMKT3-345 vs Honeywell 5808W3
The 2GIG SMKT3-345 and the Honeywell 5808W3 both operate at the 345 MHz wireless frequency. Both devices provide smoke and heat detection. Both the SMKT3-345 and the 5808W3 offer freeze detection capabilities as well. Learn more information about these two wireless smoke and heat detectors.
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How Do I Install a 2GIG SMKT3-345?
The 2GIG SMKT3-345 is mounted to a wall or ceiling using its mounting plate. After choosing an appropriate location, you will then use the device's included screws and wall anchors to install the mounting plate. The SMKt3-345 attaches to the mounting plate. Learn more about the SMKT3-345.
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Honeywell 5809 vs 2GIG SMKT3-345
The Honeywell 5809 and the 2GIG SMKT3-345 are two different life-safety devices. They are manufactured by different companies, and their system compatibilities are slightly different. Also the 5809 is only a heat sensor, while the SMKT3-345 offers multiple uses. Learn more about these two sensors.
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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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What's the Best Place to Install a Smoke Detector?
When choosing a location for a smoke detector, there are some things to remember. For example, it should be placed away from any vents or ducts that might affect its performance. It should also be at least 10 feet away from any kitchen appliances. Learn more about where to place a smoke detector.
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Will a Smoke Detector Detect Heat?
Not all smoke detectors are designed to detect the presence of high heat. These sensors will only detect high heat if that is a specific function of the device. Otherwise, a smoke detector will only detect smoke, and nothing more. Learn more about smoke detectors and their functionality.
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What Does the Maintenance Feature Do On a 5800COMBO, 5808W3 & 5806W3?
On Honeywell Smokes, the maintenance feature is used to let the user know when they need to clean the device. By cleaning the device regularly and performing proper maintenance, you can ensure that your smoke detector functions properly for many years. Learn more about these Honeywell Smokes.
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Conventional vs Monitored Smoke Detectors
Both conventional smoke detectors and monitored smoke detectors are life-safety devices that activate upon detecting smoke. But only a monitored smoke detector can contact a central station for help. A conventional smoke detector is just a noise-making device. Learn more about smoke detectors.
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