Why are batteries so important in smoke alarms?

Question

Do I need to maintain my smoke alarm? Why do I have to change the battery so regularly?

Answer

Yes! We explain why:

  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms regularly – at least once a year. Whether you own 240V or a 9V models, both types include batteries and need regular maintenance.
  • Having a smoke detector is great, but it has to be working. Only working smoke alarms save lives, and for them to work they need charged batteries.
  • Research has found that over 50% of installed basic smoke detectors do not have batteries inserted. This can be a fatal mistake in case of a fire as there will be no warning and people put their lives at risk.
  • We recommend our photoelectric smoke alarm with a built-in 10-year lithium battery. It will last for 10 years so you do not have to worry about replacing the battery every year.
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