Optical Smoke Alarms make use of infra-red technology by sending beams of light to the sensor chamber to detect presence smoke particles. Unlike ionisation smoke alarms, these are not suitable for dusty areas. However, they work perfectly for bedrooms.
Heat alarms on the other hand do not detect smoke particles. They are sensitive to changes in temperature and are triggered when the temperature exceeds 58 degrees Celsius. It is our recommendation that these be used in garages and kitchens as they are not prone to false alarms. They are however slower to respond.
The experts at Prime Electrics are familiar with all kinds of smoke alarms and are happy to recommend and install the right type of alarm in different parts of your home. We are also open to all requests for smoke alarm repair and maintenance. For more information, questions and arrangements contact us right away.