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Smoke Detectors


A professional electrician should install your smoke detectors. For example, our method ensures that your smoke detectors are all interconnected with a battery backup – and not controlled by a central agency. If not installed this way, when one detector goes out, they all go out. With our approach, if you lose power, your smoke detectors will still operate – that means everyone in the home would be safely warned in the event of smoke and/or fire.

Smoke detector types

Photoelectric (optical) detector

An optical lens is used to detect smoke. When smoke blocks the lens, a sensor triggers an alarm. These are especially useful for detecting smoldering fires.

Ionization detector

This design provides a sensor which detects microscopic smoke particles in the air, and is often a quicker alert for swift, flaming fires.

Dual sensor detector

Combining both Ionization and Dual Sensor technologies, this detector provides full spectrum sensitivity, and is most often recommended for maximum safety.

Smoke detector maintenance

Some smoke detectors are battery-operated and require regular battery changes to ensure they work properly. Others are hard-wired into the electrical system, although they use batteries as back-up power in case of a power outage. Dirt and dust accumulation can cause false alarms or block sensors, so cleaning is an important part of maintenance as well.

Smoke detector service in Morris and Monmouth Counties

If you would like to have us inspect or install smoke detectors, we’re happy to come out for a service call or add it to another service – just contact us any time for more information or to set up an appointment.