Massachusetts smoke alarm requirements have been updated!
The previous requirement was both photoelectric and ionization alarms at each required location. That has been changed to require just photoelectric alarms at each required location. Another example validating the superior performance of photoelectric technology over ionization technology!
The changes also require a 10 year sealed battery. This will ensure that the smoke alarm batteries won’t get removed for the life of the alarm!
Actually, this change will save homeowners money as well as increasing their safety. A single photoelectric smoke alarm is much cheaper than a dual-sensor photoelectric/ionization alarm or having to mount one of each at each location.
Great job Massachusetts!
Read the WWLP story HERE