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Photoelectric smoke alarms can help save more lives

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article image PSA 9V photoelectric smoke alarms can help save more lives

PSA Products offers their range of photoelectric smoke alarms that are more effective than traditional fire detection devices.

While flames causes structural damage to a building, it is the smoke that is most harmful to people and their health with smoke poisoning the main source of many fire-related deaths. Homes contain a variety of materials that can produce toxic fumes when on fire, such as foam, wood, wool, nylon and plastics.  These materials can smoulder for long periods, emitting a lot of smoke and fumes before bursting into fire.

Highly recommended by the Queensland Rural Fire Service, photoelectric smoke alarms can detect visible particles of combustion, such as smouldering fire and dense smoke even from foam filled furnishings or overheating PVC wiring.

According to their research, photoelectric smoke alarms work more effectively than ionisation fire detection types and can detect a wide range of fires, especially in the home.  Their ability to quickly detect smouldering fires allows residents to escape with ease and when the amount of smoke is still fairly small.

Photoelectric smoke alarms utilise the principle of optical detection in which the alarm reacts when smoke particles enters the light path within the detection chamber.  The light then gets scattered by reflection and then eventually gets refracted onto a sensor. Photoelectric smoke alarms are also not prone to cooking smoke, contain no radioactive materials and suitable for general use.

PSA Products’ PSA Lifesaver 9V photoelectric smoke alarms offer sensors that are suitable for detecting slow smouldering fires. It features a compact design, anti-tamper locking, an insect screen protector over the sensor and a large test and mute button for easy operation.

The PSA Lifesaver 9V photoelectric smoke alarms, from PSA Products, are compliant and tested to Australian Standard AS3786.

As recommended by the Queensland Rural Fire Service, photoelectric smoke alarms are ideal for residential properties that only contain one fire detection device. They are best suited for locations near bedrooms and home exits.

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