It’s essential to take smoke detection seriously. The latter is a mixture of carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrocarbon gases and other pollutants toxic to health. To deal with these pollutants, it’s important to install a smoke detector (DAAF).

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Published on 19 September 2023

Where to install a smoke detector (DAAF)?

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To ensure the safety of your home and its occupants, it’s important to have a smoke alarm. To limit the outbreak of fire, this device triggers an audible alarm when smoke is detected.

Since March 8, 2015, it has been mandatory in France to install a fire detector in a dwelling. The device must bear the CE mark and be EN 14604 certified. These endorsements prove that the detector has passed sufficient tests to comply with safety requirements.

To ensure normal operation, we recommend testing and dusting the product at least once a year, using the brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner.

Limiting exposure to smoke

Fragile people such as children, pregnant women and the elderly are most at risk from smoke inhalation. That’s why it’s so important to install a smoke detector in enclosed spaces. Sometimes connected, CFDs are small devices designed to prevent fire-related risks. There are a number of ways to avoid pollution-related poisoning:

  • Check electrical equipment and installations
  • Chimney sweep
  • Avoid starting combustion engines in enclosed garages
  • Install a connected smoke detector.

These actions will help reduce the risk of fire in the home. The DAAF will ensure the safety of the building and its occupants. For optimum detection, the product should be installed in strategic locations in the home.

Nexelec offers a wide range of smoke detectors designed to make homes safer. Connected or NFC-configurable, our products meet safety requirements and standards. The technologies embedded in these detectors can warn occupants of danger. In the event of smoke, they emit a visual alarm and warn residents by triggering a powerful audible signal.