Smoke Detectors Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Reset the Polling Loop Smoke Detector on a VISTA 128BPT?
The 5193SD and 5193SDT smoke detectors do not contain sounders. Because of this, a reset is not required after a fire alarm occurs on the Vista 128BPT.
Added:

Where Can I Buy System Sensor 4-Wire Smokes?
System sensor 4-wire smokes can be bought from most online alarm companies. Unlike wireless smokes, they are typically unavailable in standard retail outlets.
Added:

How Do You Add a 2GIG SMKT2-345 to the 2GIG GC3?
A 2GIG SMKT2-345 can be added to a 2GIG GC3 security system through system programming. You will need the installer code for the system to access this menu.
Added:

Is there a Battery in a 2WT-B Photoelectric i3 Sensor?
No, the 2WT-B smoke detector, by System Sensor, is a low voltage smoke detector that gets its power from an alarm panel. Read on to see how the 2WT-B works.
Added:

How Do I Determine the Age of a Honeywell Wireless Smoke Detector?
When Honeywell smokes are made, a date code sticker is affixed to indicate the date when this occurred. Read on and learn how to interpret this date code.
Added:

How do I add a SIXSMOKE to my Lyric?
The Honeywell SIXSMOKE features a Photoelectric Smoke detector, and a Fixed as well as a Rate-of-Rise Heat sensor. See how to add a SIXSMOKE to a Lyric system.
Added:

Can an End of Line Relay Cause Power Failure on a Zone?
End of Line relays are used on 4-wire smoke zones to alert the end-user if the smokes experience power loss, but wouldn’t cause a power failure. Read on!
Added:

How do I clear a trouble caused by a Firefighter FF345?
Clearing a trouble condition
Added:

Can I Connect A Wired Smoke To My 2GIG GC3?
Find out if a wired smoke can be connected to a 2GIG GC3
Added:

How Do I Change The Battery In A 5808W3 Smoke Detector?
Learn how to change the battery in a 5808W3 smoke detector
Added: