Smoke and Heat Detection

A fire protection system added to a security system allows notification to the local fire department during fire conditions.  At a minimum, a heat detector (135o) should be considered in the mechanics room of a home, where heat sources are located.  Smoke detection is also recommended in hallways both on the main level and downstairs.  Photoelectric smoke detectors with built-in heat detection provide the best protection if correctly placed.  A complete fire protection system would include additional heat detection in the kitchen, garage and attic.