Appliance Science: How Smoke Alarms Alert You To Fires

Just published on CNET, Appliance Science looks at the science of smoke detectors.

IONIZINGSmokeAlarm 3Smoke detectors save lives. By warning the occupants of a house when a fire starts, they give them more time to either deal with the fire or evacuate. But there is an increasing debate about how they are best used, and what type of smoke alarm is the best type to use. Let’s look at the science behind these early warning devices, and what this means for you.

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Richard Baguley has been writing about technology for over 20 years. He has written for publications such as Wired, Macworld, USA Today, Reviewed.com. Amiga Format and many others.

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