Photoelectric smoke alarms detect smoke via the use of photoelectric sensing technology, which uses a light transmission source and a photosensitive receiver. When smoke or dust enters the light path, some light is scattered or absorbed, causing the photosensitive receiver to trigger and sound the alarm.
The benefits of photoelectric smoke alarms
Photoelectric smoke alarms are most efficient at detecting smouldering fires, such as those caused by a cigarette accidentally being left on a sofa. In that situation, the sofa will actually smoulder before it catches fire. With a photoelectric smoke alarm, the alarm will trigger once it detects the smouldering, giving the occupants plenty of warning before a fire actually breaks out.
Suitable for living areas and near kitchens, photoelectric smoke alarms are actually the smoke alarm preferred by most fire departments and the Fire Protection Association because they are so effective. It is also important to note that Queensland (10 year phase out of Ionisation Smoke Alarms beginning 1 January 2017) and Northern Territory currently have legislation that only allows the use of photoelectric smoke alarms.
Why choose Home Safety Store?
Here at Home Safety Store, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our products, supplied to you at great prices. We only source products from brands that we trust, and that we would actually install in our own homes.
Our quality photoelectric smoke alarms are available to our customers at a competitive price, and we have a full range of photoelectric smoke alarms to suit all applications, including:
• Those that are operated with 9V batteries only
• Those that are operated with 10-year sealed lithium batteries only
• Those that are mains powered with a 9V battery backup
• Those that are mains powered with rechargeable lithium batteries
Whether for home or office use, rental properties, caravans or properties with high ceilings that are not easily accessible, there is sure to be a type of photoelectric smoke alarm to suit your requirements.
Not sure which one to choose? For enquiries or more information, contact us for assistance today!