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wayneo 10-12-2010 10:17 PM

smoke detector required
 
If a new house is being wired by an alarm company and they are installing smoke detectors, do I still have to hard wire them in addition to this?

Chevyman30571 10-12-2010 10:34 PM

Depends on what the AHJ says. Around where I am we always put them in and the Alarm company ones are optional. Sometimes the alarm company can put in a relay to work with you electrical smokes. They need to be brk smokes i am pretty sure. As long as all the smokes are interconnected the alarm company should be able to install the relay which saves you on buying 2 sets of detectors. So now your hardwired smokes are now part of your alarm system.

Speedy Petey 10-13-2010 06:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wayneo (Post 515961)
If a new house is being wired by an alarm company and they are installing smoke detectors, do I still have to hard wire them in addition to this?

Not typically.
Usually, if you have a central station monitored system with heat/smoke/CO detectors then 120v detectors are not required.


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