Smoke Alarms are devices that sense smoke as an indication of fire. They are critical to safety in homes and businesses and are required for most property insurance plans. However, these devices exist in different shapes and sizes on the market, with different features incorporated by different manufacturers, in such numbers that it becomes a difficult task for a non-technical person to choose and establish the difference between them. For this reason, we thought it’d be a good idea to lend our voice to the conversation, starting with a review of one of the coolest Smoke detectors out there: the X-sense SD03.
Made by X-sense, which is regarded as one of the most innovative home safety brands, the SD03 Smoke sensor leverages the capacities of an advanced photoelectric sensor combined with the low-power and high-performance features of an ST chipset, to detect dangerous smoke levels from slow-burning and smoldering fires, quickly, in a way that empowers the device to provide the earliest possible warning of fire while minimizing false alarms.
Designed with reliability in mind, the device features routines that ensure the device is active, and is at all times capable of detection and alerts, through an automatic self-check which is performed every 10s. The check evaluates all critical elements including the sensors and battery life to be sure they are in good condition. If an issue is detected, the device notifies the user via beeps and an LED indicator.
The device was designed for all-round, 24/7 monitoring, as such, it comes with a battery capacity that is certified to comfortably power the device for the estimated product lifespan of 10years, eliminating the challenges users may face with power failure.
An applaudable part of X-sense products is the consideration for the differently-abled and their desire to promote accessibility through products. The X-sense SD03, for instance, comes with 3 LEDs which serves as a way for those with impaired hearing to check the alarm status.