A typical smoke detector works by detecting smoke in the air—because where there's smoke, there's fire. The smoke detector then sounds a loud alarm to alert people in the home or building.
A smart smoke detector, like those Vivint offers, expands fire protection by alerting you and first responders even before you smell the smoke, whether you’re home or away. Take a look at what sets smart Vivint smoke detectors apart from traditional fire alarms.
Photoelectric sensors for faster detection
Vivint smoke detectors are equipped with photoelectric sensors, which are designed to respond early to fires. When increased heat or smoke is detected, the alarm sounds so you’ll know about fire danger sometimes even before physical, visual evidence of smoke or fire presents. Because alarms equipped with photoelectric sensors can sense fires faster, you have more time to get you and your family to safety.
Wireless for continued use during a power outage
Wired smoke detectors are susceptible to power outages, which can render them useless if a fire starts during an outage and backup batteries are not in place. Vivint Smoke Detectors are wireless and battery-operated, so they continue working even if the power in your home is down.
With Vivint smoke detectors integrated into a smart home system, you'll receive notifications on your smartphone if your smoke detector goes off—no matter where you are. The smoke detectors will also send an alert to your Vivint Smart Hub and Vivint's central monitoring center.
Smart home integration
When Vivint smoke detectors are part of a complete smart home, your smart home devices work together to help get your family out of the house as quickly as possible.
The smoke alarm triggers your smart thermostat, to cut off airflow to slow the spread of fire. From there, your smart locks will unlock, providing an easy out so you can focus on the most important thing—getting your family to safety.