The smoke alarm should be installed in every room (except the bathroom), and every other area of the home, making sure the people in the home will be able to hear and respond to the alarm sound. For minimum protection you should fit an alarm in the hallway between the living areas and sleeping areas. Place the unit near to the living areas as possible and ensure the alarm is audible when the bedrooms are occupied. Typical single storey dwelling with recommended: Install a smoke alarm on the ceiling or wall inside each bedroom and in the hallway outside each separate sleeping area. If a bedroom area hallway is more than 30 feet long, install a smoke alarm at each end. If there is a basement: install a smoke alarm on the basement ceiling at the bottom of the stairwell.
Typical multi-storey dwelling with recommended protection. Install a smoke alarm on the ceiling of wall inside each bedroom and in the hallway outside each separate sleeping area. If a bedroom area hallway is more than 30 feet long, install a smoke alarm at each end install a smoke alarm at the top of a first – to- second floor stairwell.
Important Safety Information:
- The test button accurately tests smoke alarm functions. Do not use any other test method. Test smoke alarm weekly to ensure proper operation.
- Do not remove or disconnect battery. This will take out your protection. Open windows or fan the air around smoke alarm for silence it.
- This smoke alarm should be installed only by a licensed, qualified electrician. Observe and follow all local and national electrical and building codes for installation.
- This smoke alarm is designed to be used inside a single family only. In multifamily buildings, each individual living unit should have its own smoke alarms. Do not install in non-residential buildings. And this smoke alarm is not a substitute for a complete alarm system.
- Install a smoke alarm in every room and on every level of the home. Smoke may not reach the smoke alarm for many reasons. For example, if a fire starts in a remote part of the home, on another level, in a chimney, wall, roof, or on the other side of a closed door, smoke may not reach the smoke alarm in time to alert household members. A smoke alarm will not promptly detect a fire except in the area or room in which it is installed.
- Smoke alarm may not alert every household member every time. The alarm horn is loud in order to alert individuals to a potential danger. However, there may be some circumstances where a household member may not hear the alarm (i.e. outdoor or indoor noise, sound sleepers, drug or alcohol usage, the hard of hearing, etc.). If you suspect that this smoke alarm may not alert a household member, install and maintain specialty smoke alarms. Household member must hear the alarm’s warning sound and quickly respond to it to reduce the risk of damage, injury, or death that may result from fire, If a household member is hard of hearing, install special smoke alarms with lights or vibrating devices to alert occupants.
- Smoke alarms can only sound their alarms when they detect smoke or detect combustion particles in the air. They do not sense heat, flame, or gas. This smoke alarm is designed to give audible warning of a developing fire. EN14604:2005 Version:B - 2 - However, many fires are fast - burning, explosive, or intentional, and others are caused by carelessness or safety hazards. In this circs, Smoke may not remake the unit alarm QUICKLYENOUGH to ensure safe escape.
- Smoke alarms have limitations. This smoke alarm is not foolproof and is not warranted to protect lives or property from fire. Smoke alarms are not a substitute for insurance. Homeowners and renters should insure their lives and property. In addition, it is possible for the smoke alarm to fail at any time. For this reason, you must test the smoke alarm weekly and replace unit every 10 years.
Do Not Install SmokeAlarms in the Following Places:
- Near appliances or areas where normal combustion Regularly occurs (kitchens, near furnaces, hot water heaters). Use specialized smoke alarm with unwanted alarm control for this areas.
- In areas with high humidity, like bathrooms or areas near dishwashers or washing machines. Install al least 10feet away from these areas.
- Near air returns or heating and cooling supply vents. Install at least 3 feet away from these areas. The air could blow smoke away from the detector, interrupting its alarm.
- In rooms where temperatures may fall below 40℉ or rise above 100℉.
- In extremely dusty, dirty, or insect – infested areas influence particles interfere with smoke alarm operation.
Testing the SmokeAlarm:
Test each smoke alarm to be sure it is installed correctly and operating properly.
- Do not use an open flame to test the alarm. You may ignite and damage the alarm or your home.
- Test the alarms weekly and upon return from vacation or when no one has been at home for several days.
- Stand at an arm’s length from the unit when testing. Test all smoke alarms weekly by doing the following step.
- Firmly press the test button for at least 5 seconds. The alarm will sound 3 short beeps – 1.5 seconds pause, then repeat it until release the button. The alarm may sound for up to a few seconds after releasing the test button.
If the alarm sounds, and it is not being tested, it means the unit is sensing smoke, THE SOUND OF THE ALARM REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION AND ACTION.