Are There Quiet Fire Alarms?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jaysterk, Jul 24, 2020.

    1. Jaysterk
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      Is anyone familiar with any fire alarms that aren't so loud/damaging to hearingthat I can run at my place?

      I am trying to be proactive and prevent any unnecessary damage by replacing them with something a little less intrusive to our ears.

      Anyone?
       
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    2. Bill Bauer
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      Unfortunately, over the past 3.5 years nobody on this forum has been able to answer this question...
       
    3. linearb
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      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      This comes up a lot, here's my take as someone who heats with wood fire and thus has even more compelling reasons than most for having a whole-home alarm system.

      Reposting from another thread.
      You'll be hard pressed to find alarm systems that run at much less than 115 dB; these are designed to be loud for a reason. But there is no reason to be worried about that noise if you install your devices thoughtfully and understand basic acoustics.
       
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    4. Steph1710
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      I think you can have ones that flash for deaf people. They let off a really bright light, but I presume they have sound with them so that others could hear and help?
      But you and many others probably already know this.

      Perhaps you could take the risk and modify them to only flash and install one in every room...

      Disclaimer: I know this is a ridiculous idea.

      The lengths we have to go through hey.
       
    5. lymebite
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      The Google Nest Protect Smoke Alarm uses speech that talks to you to tell you what is happening instead of generating a piercing alarm sound. And you do not need to go near it to turn it off, you do that with your smartphone.

      https://store.google.com/us/product/nest_protect_2nd_gen
       
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    6. Tanni
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      Yes, the company I work for has one of these and they are extremely quiet surprisingly. Definitely worth looking into.

      Also, we are getting fire alarms installed in our building and the guy who came to quote us advised that there are three different volumes to choose from, so even if you have a regular alarm you can still choose the quietest setting.
       
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    7. linearb
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      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      This came to mind because I am in the process of very deliberately setting up 120 db motion alarms on a few critical places in my property, in some cases in very enclosed spaces.

      Thievery is for fools, play dumb games and win dumb prizes. There's been some stuff missing from nearby properties, probably teenagers; I want alarms I can put outside that will wake me up inside and if that means subjecting an intruder to a sonic weapon, well, again, play dumb games and win dumb prizes.

      At a glance it is not possible to easily get alarms that go over 120db, but I found one that's 129 and got that. You can get industrial 150db devices to connect to your own motion tripping circuit, but, that's loud enough to be "weapons grade"; probably overkill. Sort of amazing this is a product, though: https://www.amazon.com/150db-Industry-Electric-Driven-Continuous/dp/B07MV32WJN

      I found this amusing, remind me not to live next to a ship yard.

      I suppose people with tinnitus are well advised to not become cat burglars.
       

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