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Household smoke alarms & system smoke detectors

Question asked by on Nov 9, 2020
Latest reply on Nov 9, 2020 by milt.werner

NFPA 101: discusses alarms OR detectors and directs us to for system.  Is it the intent that a smoke alarm directly outside a bedroom is allowed with single- / multi-station household alarms and system detectors shall be installed to manufacture specified spacing as we would install in a commercial system per NFPA72 chapter 17. 


Where a household alarm system exists with 85 db sounders built-in to the system smoke detectors, bedrooms  have sounders built on smoke detectors.  Interconnection is not required on existing single- / multi-station.  In the smoke detection system per is the intent of code to require full occupant notification or only the detector audibility?


Michael Blais