Duct smoke detectors, as the name suggests, are placed within air ducts and specifically designed to respond to smoke in these areas. They are not intended to be used as open air smoke detectors, as the technologies used in duct smoke detectors are slightly different. In its simplest terms, duct smoke detectors are designed with an inlet and outlet and sense only the air flowing through them.
Duct smoke detectors are always hard wired to a main control panel, and their importance cannot be understated. Ducts, of course, are kept out of view, yet can house a great deal of electrical equipment that can potentially spark fires. Should something go wrong in a duct--and there are no duct smoke detectors--the problem could go unnoticed until it is strong enough to cause significant damage.
Fire safety can be largely overlooked in general--but especially in the case of duct smoke detectors. "Out of sight, out of mind" has no business in the world of fire safety, and if you are the owner or manager of a small- to mid-sized building, it is important to be aware of the fire alarm systems in place. The small expense needed now can save fortunes and lives later.
At Global Fire Control, we are a three-generation fire alarm manufacturing company dedicated to providing the best products and solutions to our clients. If you are in need of duct smoke alarms or a review of your building's fire safety, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will start you on the path to safety and peace of mind.
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