A smoke detector is called just a "smoke alarm" and is also often called "fire detector" or "fire alarm". The function is always the same: The smoke detector detects smoke development in the house or apartment and is therefore an important part of fire protection. Especially at night, a smoke detector protects against being surprised by a fire while sleeping. Therefore at least the bedroom, children's room as well as corridors and escape routes should be equipped with smoke detectors.
Buying a smoke detector: What you should pay attention to
If you want to buy a smoke detector, you should attach importance to a certification according to DIN EN 14604. Fire detectors with this certification meet certain requirements, which create more security and are necessary to fulfill the smoke detector obligation. This includes, for example, the volume of the warning signal, which must be at least 85 decibels. In addition, appropriately certified smoke detectors are equipped with a lithium battery with a service life of 10 years.
Here are the advantages of the Livy Smoke Detector at a glance:
How the photoelectric smoke detector from Livy works
Photoelectric smoke detectors work according to the scattered light method. To do this, they emit an infrared light beam that remains invisible to the human eye and therefore does not cause any disturbance. In addition, a sensor is built into the smoke detector which reacts to this infrared light.
If there is any smoke, the infrared light will scatter in the air due to the smoke particles and thus will hit the sensor: the fire detector then detects the danger and will trigger a loud acoustic signal. This early warning can save lives.
The advantage of a photoelectric smoke detector is that it reacts reliably when smoke is detected but is not inadvertently triggered by cigarette smoke, for example.