Knowing how to effectively place a smoke detector

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What is the legislation around smoke detectors?

Since 2015, the law is final, you have the obligation to install at least one smoke detector or DAAF in your home. If this regulation seems strict, it nevertheless does not provide for penalties for offenders. Thus, you remain free to equip yourself or not with this material which nevertheless represents a security. On the other hand, if you are an owner-lessor or if you rent rooms in your home, you must comply with this requirement. What about insurance in case of fire? If your insurer can consider a discount on your premium because you meet the prevention conditions with a detector installed, it cannot charge you an increase otherwise. In all cases, you will be reimbursed up to your guarantee.

What are the most suitable parts for this implementation?

If common sense prevails, as in all cases, it is still advisable to avoid rooms such as the bathroom or the kitchen. In the first case, you risk rendering the detection system inoperative due to the humidity prevailing in this place. In the second case, you risk being alerted in an untimely way, as soon as you want to cook a steak or that you have forgotten a dish in the oven. It is obviously necessary to privilege the places of passage such as the hallway or your living room and in this case to avoid smoking inside.

Are DAAFs sufficient for optimal security?

If the DAAF detection system is effective, you may prefer to entrust the surveillance of your home to specialists. Remote monitoring companies like security-alarm-video-surveillance guarantee the security of your home. They alert you as soon as a fire starts so that you can intervene urgently. The fire detection standard does not specify what types of detectors to install. However, they must be approved in order to provide you with efficient service.