Honeywell 5809FXT Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.