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In the case of the smoke detectors, many people have favourably exchanged their traditional smoke alarm systems for either the Nest Protect or other smart device from the competition, but a large percent of the population would still prefer not to deal with an app or any other unneeded configurations and thankfully, there are lots of regular smoke detectors on the market to choose from. One of them is the First Alert P1010 Micro Smoke Alarm, which, while it has all the expected elements of the traditional smoke detector, it is rather unique from the design point of view yes, I know, First Alert again, but, in truth, there are not that many reliable options on the market right now. Furthermore, besides the transparent Silence / Test button positioned ion the side, there aren’t any other elements to break the minimalist design continuity. At first glance, you’d be tempted to simply position the smoke detector on a shelf and not bothering installing it on the wall or ceiling, but since you want it to detect the smoke as fast as possible, you should mount it on the ceiling and a bit further from the corners of the room it’s also ideal to keep it at least 15 feet away from a fuel burning heat source, so it won’t trigger those annoying false alarms. That being said, the installation process is simple and intuitive: all you have to do is remove the card from the bottom of the mounting bracket, attach the ring to the ceiling or wall using the fixing anchors they’re provided inside the package, fortunately and afterwards, simply rotate the alarm into place. The most popular types of sensors that are used to detect the smoke particles are the ionization sensors and the photoelectric sensors some manufacturers have developed their own proprietary sensors to detect more than one type of fires, such as the case of the Nest Protect with its Split Spectrum sensor. The ionization sensors are used to detect the small particles from fast burning fires, but because of their nature, they’re more prone to false alarms these type of sensors are usually found built into older smoke detectors. The photoelectric sensors can detect larger particles, so it is a lot more useful for smouldering fires those which have not yet erupted into flames, so they’re better for an early detection and are less likely to trigger false alarms. The First Alert P1010 uses the aforementioned technology, so it has a beam of light inside a small chamber which does not directly hit the photoelectric sensor, but, the moment smoke particles enter the device through the holes in the metallic section, the light gets diverted and it will immediately hit the sensor, thus sounding the alarm. In case a fire is detected, you will be able to hear three beeps, pause, three beeps, pause and repeat, while the LED light will flash rapidly – the LED is located inside the Silence / Test button the horn is loud, reaching up to 85 db, 10 feet away from the device – if you have a hearing impairment, it is advisable to have a look at smoke alarms with built in strobes. 1.

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But one problem with this kind of installation is that no one is there to walk you through how the system works. You also don’t have someone to help you get it hooked up, and if you have to work with customer service over the phone, it can become stressful. Still, there’s something that feels quite nice about being able to install the system yourself and to get it working right. Some security systems require incorporating your new system with your existing wiring which means you will need to have the right tools for the job. Anytime you’re dealing with wiring and electricity, you really need to know exactly what you’re doing and have the tools to do it properly. Otherwise, you could end up damaging your new equipment, your existing wiring, or creating a fire hazard if it is not installed properly.

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Like Brinks, ADT pushes for a three year initial contract, which afterwards is renewed monthly, but unlike all the other firms listed it's not very transparent about pricing.

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