What Is the Difference Between a Smoke Alarm and Smoke Detector?

This question is about Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Laws

While the two terms are used interchangeably, they technically refer to different device types. A smoke alarm has a horn or audible alarm within each unit, which may be interconnected to provide an alarm throughout an entire residence. A smoke detector is a detection device connected to a central alarm panel.

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