FireAngel Heat alarms have a Thermistek sensor. The Thermistek sensor detects rapid temperature increases. Its reaction to heat rather than smoke makes it ideal for installation in kitchen areas and garages in order to avoid false alarms caused by cooking and vehicle fumes.
Given that over 50% of domestic fires start in the kitchen, it’s paramount that you protect this area with an alarm to be alerted to danger quickly. FireAngel has a wide range of Kitchen Heat Alarms which have been specifically designed to be installed in the kitchen, and in areas with high fumes or humidity such as the garage or attic.
Unlike smoke alarms, a Kitchen Heat Alarm detects rapid rises of temperature, which stops any false alarms to cooking fumes from burnt toast!
Heat Alarms should be installed alongside smoke alarms to provide a rapid alert to all fire types across the home.
We don’t recommend installing a smoke alarm in a kitchen as the high humidity and cooking fumes will cause the alarm to regularly false alarm.
Instead we would advise that a Kitchen Heat Alarm is installed. These alarms have been specifically designed to be installed in kitchens, attics and garages and will react to rapid changes in temperature, rather than to smoke or fumes in the air around them.
Install Kitchen Heat Alarms alongside Smoke Alarms to provide a rapid alert to all fire types across the home.