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What fire alarm means?
What Does Fire Alarm Mean? A fire alarm is a standalone device or a complete network of devices, installed in a building or an area, which gives audible and/or visible warning of an outbreak of fire in that building or area.

Are smoke alarms required in BC?
Every dwelling unit (new or older home) is now required by the Vancouver Building By-law to have smoke alarms installed. If your home currently does not have hard-wired smoke alarms, you must install battery-operated smoke alarms. When your smoke alarm beeps, first get everyone out of the premises.

What is the difference between fire alarm and smoke detector?
They can be summarized to: A smoke detector simply acts as a sensor and detects the smoke while a fire alarm system acts on it. A fire alarm system has a number of different devices all joined together to give your building protection from fire.

What are the 2 types of fire alarms?
Generally, there are two types of home smoke alarms: photoelectric and ionization.

What are the 4 types of fire detectors?
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Types of Fire Alarm Detectors

Typically divided into four main categories - ionization, photoelectric, heat, and combined ionization/photoelectric - each one detects fires differently.

What are the types of fire alarms?
These can be divided into four main types Heat detectors, Smoke detectors, Carbon Monoxide detectors and Multi sensors detectors

How many smoke detectors do I need in BC?
Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level.

Can you install your own smoke alarm?
How do I install them? Hard-wired smoke alarms must be installed by a licensed electrician. Always install smoke alarms in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. If it is difficult for you to fit one yourself, contact your local Fire and Rescue NSW station for advice.

Are battery smoke alarms legal?
Mains-operated alarms (with battery backup) are permitted and tamper proof/sealed/long life lithium battery alarms (not PP3 type or user-replaceable) are also permitted.

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