2GIG SMKT2-345 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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Are 2GIG's Smoke Detectors Compatible w/ Google Home?
Life-safety devices, like smoke detectors, do not work with Google Home. The security system can interact with Google Home, but the smoke detectors can't. Learn about Google Home.
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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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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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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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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.
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Can Apartment Dwellers Install a Security System?
Yes, installing a wireless, self contained security system makes it easy for apartment dwellers to do. Find out why a wireless security system is ideal
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