Smoke alarms are one of the most essential pieces of equipment in your home. They’re basically silent lifesavers (until there’s a fire). However, not all smoke alarms are built to the same level of craftsmanship and may cause smoke alarm beeping even when there’s no smoke at times.
Below, we break down how the IQ Smoke is one of the most crucial pieces of technology in your home and why your current smoke alarm may be beeping.
Using and Setting Up the IQ Smoke
Fires can happen incredibly quickly, so being warned the moment they start can mean the difference in a small amount of damage or a total loss of your home.
The IQ Smoke is one of the best early warning systems for fires and offers some of the best advance warning through several key features like texts or email alerts if there are any problems. Plus, it easily connects to your IQ Panel, monitors your home 24/7 (whether your system is armed or not), can detect the presence of smoke using photoelectric smoke-sensing technology, and conforms to UL 217 standards.
Setup is easy and simple, just follow the steps below:
- Open the box
- Set the batteries aside
- Remove the back cover of the IQ Smoke
- Install the batteries
- Secure the back cover to the ceiling using a hand drill and the provided screws
- Lock the smoke detector into place
Why Your Current Smoke Alarm Beeps
If your current smoke alarm beeps without any smoke around there could be several factors that are causing this:
- Firstly, the sensor may be dirty. If this is the case, all you may need to do is detach your smoke alarm and clean the sensor using compressed air.
- If your smoke alarm is close to your bathroom it could be the steam that is triggering it. Sometimes, high levels of steam can activate smoke alarms. In this case, simply detach and then reattach your smoke alarm to resolve the issue.
- Finally, it could be an electrical issue with your home’s wiring or even an electrical issue with the smoke alarm itself. However, some smoke alarms beep when their battery is low, so replace the batteries and see if it still beeps before replacing the whole unit.
If you’re having problems with your current smoke alarm, it could be a sign you need to replace it. Overall, the IQ Smoke offers a modern upgrade to smoke alarms that can not only keep your home safer but gives you greater peace of mind as well.