Smoke alarms are a bedroom essential

Is there a working smoke alarm in your bedroom?

You've updated your bedrooms with the latest tech and furniture, but have you considered that the most important item is a smoke alarm?

Some people think the smoke alarm outside their bedroom is enough to alert them to fire. Research has revealed that when a fire starts in a bedroom with doors closed, the smoke alarm outside the bedroom will not activate.

Install smoke alarms in every bedroom and living area!

Aside from the minimum ones required by law, you have the choice of selecting the type and price of smoke alarms for your bedroom and living room that best suits your needs and budget.

Here are some suggested options:

Good smoke alarms 

Costs from: $20 - $30 each
+ annual battery replacement costs

Smoke alarms powered by a 9-volt battery or that may be hardwired.

Cons:  Yearly battery replacement costs or the need to be wired.

Better smoke alarms 

Costs from: $30 - $70 each

A smoke alarm powered by a 10-year lithium battery in a tamper-proof chamber

Pros: The battery will not need to be replaced each year and sealed for extra security.

The best Smoke Alarms 

Costs from: $70- $99 each

Wireless interconnected smoke alarm with a 10-year lithium backup battery

Pros: When one smoke alarm sounds, all alarms will sound.

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Lady checking smoke alarms

Smoke Alarms

Only working smoke alarms save lives. Change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery when daylight savings ends.


Installation and Maintenance

Install a smoke alarm between each sleeping area and the rest of your home. If you live in a house with more than one level, install a smoke alarm on each level.


Interconnected Smoke Alarms

CFA recommends that smoke alarms should be interconnected, so that when any alarm activates, all smoke alarms sound.



Page last updated:  Wednesday, 29 May 2024 3:58:59 PM