Why are heat detectors not life safety devices?
Keeping this in view, why is a heat detector not considered a life safety device?
Heat detector selection Heat detectors commonly have a label on them that reads "Not a life safety device". That is because heat detectors are not meant to replace smoke detectors in the bedrooms or in the hallway outside of the bedrooms.
Additionally, are heat detectors required? In addition, the Building Regulations also require a heat alarm to be installed in any kitchen areas where the kitchen is not separated from the circulation space or stairway by a door. Heat alarms are recommended for placing directly in kitchens and in unconverted loft space.
Likewise, people ask, how often should heat detectors be replaced?
In accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Kidde recommends replacing smoke and heat alarms every ten years, and replacing carbon monoxide and combination alarms every seven to ten years (depending on your model) to benefit from the latest technology upgrades.
Where are heat detectors best used?
The best place to install a heat detector is a location that needs to be monitored for fires. The area should be unique in that it is not suitable for a standard smoke detector. Heat detectors are usually installed in areas that often feature dust or smoke that may otherwise set off a standard smoke detector.