Smoke detectors are one of the best inventions in the world. They are crucially important for homes as they are designed to protect homes from fires. World over, smoke detectors have saved various homes from burning and have spared various families from losing their loved ones to fires. Governments recommend at least one smoke detector for every floor in the house. The best thing is those smoke detectors don’t burn a hole in your pocket like other safety equipment. Most of them cost less than $7 although many others may cost you a little more.
Smoke detectors are basically comprised of two parts, a sensor that is supposed to sense/detect the presence of smoke and an electronic bell or a horn that is loud enough to wake people up. Smoke detectors may have a battery slot or may even run on 120 volt house current. Check out some of these best smoke detectors to enhance your home’s safety.
Lum smoke detector alarm and bulb socket design
This smoke detector is designed by Arthur Brault and has light bulb sockets which can be used for electricity purposes in the room. It also has in-built smoke detector. Therefore, this design serves two purposes; it lights your home and protects it from fire. A rechargeable battery is supported by this system and gets recharged every time you switch on the bulb for usage.
Sprinkler by Taewoong Kim & Chul Kim
As the term suggests, this life-saver design has sprinklers to reduce fire in case of danger. This smoke detector detects smoke and gives a strong warning. It also comes with an LED light which works during the emergency and is bright enough to secure the view of people in case fire puts of all the electricity. After alerting you, this system also sprays fire extinguisher powder to put off the fire and can be a life saver during the times of crises.
Signal smoke detector by Matthew Jobson
This system also involves children into its usage and not just alerts about smoke in the house, but also alerts about discharged batteries. Designed by Matthew Jobson, this smoke detector is simple but efficient. It has a bright color housing that alerts people if the batteries are discharged and needs to be changed. Also, they glow in dark arrows and therefore appear intriguing to children, who may show interest in understanding the basics of averting a fire disaster.
Wasabi fire detector
This fire detector doesn’t have flashy LED lights or bells to alert people about possible fire, but it alerts people about the smoke by releasing a chemical called allyl isothiocyanate. The smell is peculiar enough to wake people up in less than 3 minutes of smoke. This ensures that even deaf or blind people get alerted by the smoke. Also, this system might prove useful in case no one notices a red LED light in the middle of the night or you don’t hear the horn while you are partying. This one is surely a safe option.
Chick-a-Dee smoke detector
This one is a cute smoke detector that gives an illusion of being the part of home interiors. Designed by students who competed in Dutch Association of Insurers, this design is appealing as well as efficient for detecting smoke. It looks like a bird chirping on branches which are also its mounting system. It comes in different colors to suit every room.
Kidde silhouette slim design smoke detector
This is another aesthetically appealing design by a company called Kidde. The face plate has a slick contour design. It has rechargeable batteries that get constantly recharged during electricity, but in case of power cuts, the alarm system still works due to the batteries. The installation is a bit complex as you have to involve its AC wiring with a power outlet but this surely is good option. Another good feature is that if the smoke goes out at one corner of the house, all the alarms would work and alert people about any possible fires.
Jacob Jenson smoke alarm
This original, classic smoke alarm by Jacob Jenson is famous internationally owing to its efficiency and utility. It reacts rapidly to all forms of visible smoke. It is an intelligent smoke alarm system as it has a micro-processor that adjusts itself with the sensitivity and works for optimal smoke detection for different types of houses. It also gives a call in case the batteries need changing. It can adjust itself to the smoke arising from fire place or cooking, thereby making it a perfect option.