Locations Suitable For Installing Heat Detectors

Locations Suitable For Installing Heat Detectors




hey di wires I'm George from alarm grid today I'm gonna be going over where to install heat detectors so heat detectors are usually gonna be installed in places where smoke detectors are gonna be causing false alarms some areas like this for instance are the kitchen the kitchen is one of the biggest biggest biggest areas where you may want to install a heat detector instead of a smoke detector because while you cook sometimes a lot of the smoke comes up from the pan and then it sets off your smokes now if you're constantly setting off your smokes and you're constantly getting false alarms the fire department's going to be dispatched out to your house eventually if you don't get to cancel the alarm one day and then if they get dispatch and it's a false alarm the fines for having a fire department come out are pretty heavy so it's always best in areas like a kitchen like a garage any areas that are high in gases fumes chemicals anything like that it's always best to use heat detectors instead of the smokes now the heat detectors there's two different ones you have fixed temperature heat detectors and you also have rate of rise the fixed temperature heat detectors basically if the temperature reaches a certain degree then the sensor gets triggered and it sends a fire alarm down to the panel that's a fixed temperature a radon rise is if the temperature calls up X amount of degrees in an X amount of time then you get a fire alarm at the panel and again the signal gets sent over to the Central Station now if you guys are being monitored by a Central Station yes so if you guys do have a Central Station monitoring you then you're more than likely gonna get a call from the Central Station they're gonna ask you if everything is okay if nobody answers they're gonna dispatch the fire department all right so make sure you guys are answering these calls from the Central Station and letting them know whether it's false alarm or if it's a real learn if you guys set them off now there is fixed temperature and their rate of rise and then there's also some combination smoke heat and then there's also a smoke heat and seal detectors so if you guys are doing these and smoke detectors as well you want to make sure that for instance if it's a smoky heat and if you're using it in the kitchen you just program it to do a heat or if you're using smoke heat and Co you program it to do heat and CO and not smoke especially not in the kitchen area if you're doing this in a garage I would probably also use a heat detector just cuz if you're starting a car up in the garage it could leave it could release fumes or even smoke from the exhaust pipe and it just causes the smoke detector go off if you guys have any designated smoking areas in the house you also want to make sure in those areas you're also using a heat detector so that the smoke from the tobacco or whatever herbs you're smoking does not cause a false alarm to go off so use a heat detector for that as well now when you're installing the heat detector you want to make sure that you're installing it at a pretty good level all right remember heat rises so if you guys are installing it ankle level knee level it's probably not the best idea you want to have the heat detector probably about seven to eight feet up or even on the ceiling even remember since heat rises that's where you want it to detect now you also don't want to install a heat detector somewhere for instance across an air duct any heating device that might possibly cause false heat to the to the actual sensor so you don't want to have it across an air duct because if you have the heater on and it starts heating the sensor up you might you might get a false alarm now when you're looking for a heat detector like I said they come in many different variations smoking heat heat right a heat rate of rise heat fixed temperature smoke heat and Co you want to make sure that you guys whether it's wired or wireless you guys are using the correct one for your panel so if it's a Honeywell system you want to make sure using a Honeywell heat detector if it's a 2gig system use a 2gig heat detector etc if it's a wired system you want to make sure you're using a a wired heat detector unless you have a wireless receiver built in on the panel now there is one thing that you guys have to keep in mind when you're installing smoke / heat detectors not every single smoke heat detector or Smokey and seal detector is going to allow you to probe the smoke and heat individually for instance the six smoke which is the the smoke detector for the lyric is probably the only one that allows you to separate smoke and heat independently to program them as separate zones or the smoke or the six combo because those are that's also six series device but any other device like the 5808w3 or any other smoke and heat detector is normally gonna do both and there's no way that you can separate or shut off the function for one or shut off the function for the heat so if you're programming it for smoke it's also going to do heat detection as well so it's just something to keep in mind when buying a sensor for whatever whether it's the kitchen garage designated smoking area something to keep in mind that if you're gonna be getting a smoke / heat detector if it's not gonna be a six series detector and you don't know for sure if it's something that you can get programmed individually it's usually best to just go with a heat detector for those locations and not do the smoking heat because if you do smoking heat more than likely it will it won't let you program the the two different features out individually if you program one it automatically does the other all right so again just to kind of just recap everything if you think it's an area in your house where you might get a false alarm because there's smoke there's fumes chemicals something that might be going up to a smoke detector these may be areas where you want to install the heat detector instead and again most of the common areas are the kitchen garage areas or any designated smoking areas alright if you guys have any questions at all about what he detector works with your system or even how to get it programmed in you can email us at support at alarm grid comm if you found the video helpful make sure you hit like underneath subscribe to the YouTube channel and enable notifications so whenever we upload new content you guys getting notified all right I'm George I'll see you guys next time