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smoke detector

[′smōk di‚tek·tər]
(engineering)
A photoelectric system for an alarm when smoke in a chimney or other location exceeds a predetermined density.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

smoke detector

A device for sensing the presence of smoke in a building—usually by means of a photoelectric detector, ionization detector, ultraviolet flame detector, or a heat detector.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Exception: Smoke detectors are not required in the return air system where all portions of the building served by the air distribution system are protected by area smoke detectors connected to a fire alarm system in accordance with the International Fire Code.
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When asked about the need for fire alarms and smoke detectors in buildings, the expert, who wished to remain anonymous, said these types of alarm are an important measure that everyone should take to reduce the risk of a fire claiming lives.
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No case has been brought before the court where a subsequent tenant has been harmed by a non-working smoke detector, and it is unclear how the court would rule in such a case.
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* Install a smoke detector on every level of your home, including the basement.
If you sleep with your bedroom doors closed, you should install a smoke detector inside each bedroom or in any other areas of the home where people sleep.