Smoke sensors


A variety of devices that detect the optical qualities, air composition or ionisation patterns of smoke, fire and carbon monoxide, usually to prevent fire or illicit smoking. The different advantages, disadvantages, usage cases and price points of each type.

Alternative labels

monitors for smoke
detectors of smoke
smoke sensing devices
smoke detectors
smoke-sensing devices
smoke alarms
alarms for smoke
smoke monitors
devices that sense smoke

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Smoke sensors is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Smoke sensors is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Sprinkler fitter: Sprinkler fitters are responsible for the installation of fire protection systems that sprinkle water. They connect pipes, tubing and the necessary accessories. Sprinkler system installers also test the systems for leaks.

Security alarm technician: Security alarm technicians install and maintain security alarm systems to protect against hazards such as fire and burglary. They install sensors and control systems and connect them to power and telecommunication lines if required. Security alarm technicians explain usage of the installed systems to the prospective users.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022

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