How To Correctly Place Your Smoke Alarms
You purchased your smoke alarm now what? You need to know how to correctly place your alarms through out your home. A fire can break out in seconds and you need to be prepared. Sometimes smoke can be in one area of the home and not in another, so correct placement is key in making sure that when a fire breaks out in your home you are protected.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends placement of at least one smoke alarm on every level of the home (including basements), in every bedroom, and outside each sleeping area. The NFPA also recommends interconnection of alarms to provide better whole-home protection than stand-alone alarms. Leading authorities recommend that both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms be installed to help insure maximum detection of the various types of fires that can occur within the home. Ionization sensing alarms may detect invisible fire particles (associated with fast flaming fires) sooner than photoelectric alarms. Photoelectric sensing alarms may detect visible fire particles (associated with slow smoldering fires) sooner than ionization alarms.
According to Kidde smoke alarms are rigorously tested and are approved for use in any room in the house as specified by the user guide. Some alarms have added features which may make them more beneficial for certain areas. For examples, a model with super-bright LEDs can help illuminate a hallway escape path, or a model with voice warning in a bedroom can reduce confusion by informing of the danger with specific voice messages.
You can go to kidde's website and see how to correctly place your smoke alarms by using their placement guide.