Where is the Best Place to Install a 2GIG SMKT3-345?
The best place to install a 2GIG SMKT3-345 is in a spot where it can best recognize any smoke and high heat in the building. The device should also be placed away from factors that can prevent it from working properly. This includes hazards like vents, air ducts and kitchen appliances.
The 2GIG SMKT3-345 functions as both a smoke/heat detector and as a freeze detector. But while the freeze detector function of the device is very important, the main purpose of the device to detect life-threatening fires. So when installing the SMKT3-345, focus should be given for smoke and heat detection. Meanwhile, the freeze detection function for the device should continue to work properly regardless of where it is installed.
When considering a home, there should be at least one smoke detector on every floor of the building. An excellent place to install a smoke detector is near any sleeping areas. Most fire-related deaths occur while a person is asleep. By placing smoke detectors near bedrooms, a person is more likely to hear the fire alarm and escape the building in time.
For floors without sleeping areas, there are some general guidelines to follow. Near staircases and in open areas will provide the device with the best coverage. These areas can include living rooms and dens. However, areas with high humidity, dust and many heavy duty electrical appliances should be avoided. These areas include bathrooms, garages and laundry rooms. For kitchens, users might want to install standalone heat detectors, as smoke from cooking could potentially set off a smoke detector.
There are also some basic rules to follow for any smoke detector. Since smoke rises, all smoke detectors should be installed high on the wall or on a ceiling. These devices should be no more than a foot down from the ceiling if installed on a wall. Smoke detectors should also not be painted over or covered in any way. Doing so may prevent the device from functioning properly. All smoke detectors should be tested regularly for proper function. Finally, make sure that everyone who is regularly in the building is aware of an action plan to follow in the event of a fire.
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