Smart Home Smoke Detector: How to ensure safety in your household
Smart Home smoke detectors, perfect for your safety. In the meantime, smoke detectors have been made compulsory in all 16 German federal states. According to the user standard DIN 14676, all bedrooms and children's rooms as well as corridors (if they serve as potential escape routes) must be equipped with a corresponding gadget. However, it is also highly recommendable to rely on smoke detectors regardless of the legal obligation. This is because the detectors can effectively prevent injuries caused by smoke development and fires. For this reason, you should also install smoke detectors in other rooms, if possible, and not only in those that are required by law. Especially in rooms where there is a lot of technical equipment, a detector is advisable. Our tip: When equipping your home, it is best to use Smart Home smoke detectors that communicate via WLAN or another wireless radio standard. Thanks to the many sophisticated features that a smart detector offers, you can achieve a particularly high level of safety within your four walls.
How does a smoke detector work?
The vast majority of smoke detectors use the so-called scattered light principle. The technology works as follows: An infrared light-emitting diode, which is located in the smoke chamber of the device, permanently emits a test light beam. This cannot be perceived by the human eye. If there are smoke particles in the air and they enter the smoke chamber, the light beam is scattered and a reflection occurs. As soon as the scattered light beam hits the light-sensitive photodiode, which is also housed in the smoke chamber, the alarm of the smoke detector is activated.
What are the advantages of a Smart Home smoke detector?
The advantage of Smart Home smoke detectors over conventional detectors is as simple as it is ingenious: In the event of an emergency, the modules not only emit an acoustic alarm signal, but also inform you via smartphone notification - in real time, of course. This is not least an advantage when you are out of the house and cannot hear the sound signal. Thanks to the networking with your smartphone, you can take action in an emergency while you are on the move and prevent the worst from happening. Smart Home smoke detectors are usually very easy to install and configure. After they have been mounted on the ceiling of the respective room using the screws provided, the gadgets are basically already functional. After installation, the detectors can be set up via the manufacturer's own app and paired with your smartphone. You can also arrange for all smoke detectors in your home to be connected and interact with each other via radio. In the case of the smoke detector from Homematic IP , for example, 40 detectors can be networked together and controlled via an access point. This clever function has an enormous advantage: if there is smoke in a certain room, all the detectors in your flat or house send out a warning signal. Practical: With the help of the Homematic IP Access Point, smart smoke detectors can also be connected in combination with other devices, for example with a camera. By networking with your smartphone, you can check at any time via an app whether everything is in perfect order within your four walls.
What should you look out for when buying?
Every Smart Home system works with a certain radio standard. If you want to network your Smart Home smoke detectors with other gadgets, you should therefore make sure that the respective product communicates via the same radio protocol. For example, while some Smart Home smoke detectors use ZigBee, other modules use a classic WLAN connection. Furthermore, you should only choose smart home smoke detectors with the Q-label. Devices with this independently awarded certification have a very high quality and reliability. A smoke detector with the Q-label, for example, always has a 10-year battery installed, which guarantees a long service life. In addition, defects in the smoke chamber are automatically indicated to you.
Buy Smart Smoke Detectors: At Berrybase you will find top products at fair prices.
You want to protect your home against smoke and you prefer a particularly practical and modern solution at a fair price? Then you should take advantage of the Berrybase product range. With our reliable Smart Home smoke detectors, you will be informed about possible sources of fire at an early stage, thus ensuring maximum safety in your household and effectively preventing damage to health caused by smoke. Top: Our detectors from renowned manufacturers score with useful features that go beyond the functional spectrum of many other modules. For example, the Homematic IP smoke alarm with Q-label not only alerts you with an acoustic alarm signal and a push message, but also with LED emergency lighting. This serves as a visual aid in the event of heavy smoke development. Tip: A smart gas detector can also be useful for your household. Of course, this is especially true if you use a gas cooker. Berrybase also has high-quality products in stock for this case.