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smoke detector

n.
An alarm device that automatically detects the presence of smoke. Also called smoke alarm.
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The Life-Light is a hard-wired smoke detector designed for space-efficient design alternatives, and to reduce installation and maintenance costs.
On floors without bedrooms, smoke detectors should be installed in or near living areas, such as in family rooms and living rooms.
NFPA recommends that every home in the United States be equipped with one functioning smoke detector in each bedroom area and on every habitable floor of the residence to protect the home and its residents from fires.
The batteries in battery-powered smoke detectors generally last one year.
Fire prevention schemes such as free home safety checks and free smoke detectors from the fire service have drastically reduced the number of serious house fires.
There have been significant power outages in many communities in Central Massachusetts in the past few years, Chief Durgin said, and that is why it is extremely important to make sure the back-up battery systems are working in hard-wired smoke detectors and batteries are fresh in standard smoke detectors.
A FAMILY of six were lucky to escape with their lives from a fire in their caravan after a smoke detector went off.
Since this successful scheme started in 1999, the authority has paid for more than 500 smoke detectors to be fitted.
A spokesman at West Denton Fire Station said: "Had the fire happened a few minutes later, they would have been in bed and, as both smoke detectors were not working and their windows didn't open properly, they would have been trapped upstairs.
Watch manager, Mark Rose added :"When we fit smoke detectors we give home safety checks and the advice is never to leave candles unattended.