Qolsys IQ Smoke 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 Qolsys Smoke Detectors Compatible w/ Google Home?
A Qolsys Smoke Detector will not work with Google Home devices. Only the alarm system itself can work with Google Home. Learn why a Qolsys Smoke is incompatible with Google Home.
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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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