Smoke alarms may be battery powered and they do not need to be interconnected. They need to have:
To ensure your smoke alarm remains effective we recommended you clean it annually with a vacuum and test the alarm every month.
To meet building code requirements smoke alarms need to be installed on or near the ceiling:
Having a smoke alarm in every bedroom offers superior protection but is not a building code requirement.
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