Fire and smoke alarms are key elements of any home or business security system. They can literally save your life and that of your family members or co-workers. The safety these alarms offer is so important that selection of the right equipment for your needs is vital. There are many good choices, and several different categories of detectors.
Optical fire alarms are one option. These systems employ a light, sensor and a chip within the device. Optical fire alarms are also known as photoelectric fire alarms. They use a light and light receptor to protect your property. Simply put, if there’s smoke and that smoke gets in the way of light passing between the electric light bulb and the receptor, a chip in the optical fire alarm triggers the alarm to sound. Continue reading