smart homes

Electrical EquipmentElectricity 101

How do Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Security Systems Work?

Every home has a fire detection system. This vital safety feature should be well understood. Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and security systems give homeowners peace-of-mind. Furthermore, when combined with a security system, these devices work together to form a complete home protection plan. Smoke Detectors Most homeowners are familiar with battery operated ceiling-mounted smoke detectors. There are two common varieties that work on different principles. A photoelectric detector uses a light source and a photosensitive receiver. When there is smoke in the air, the strength of the light beam that hits the receiver will diminish and trigger the alarm.

Read More