New Sensing Plus Smoke Alarms Meet UL Standard 217 8th Edition
Set to launch on June 30th, 2022, UL Standard 217 8th Edition will require all smoke and fire alarms to feature sensors that are better equipped at identifying actual threats. More specifically, UL compliant smoke and fire alarms will feature a higher resistance to cooking steam/smoke generated in the kitchen. A primary goal for UL compliant smoke alarms is to minimize the likelihood of owners disabling their smoke detectors due to nuisance alarms (the #1 culprit for deactivation).
Similar to smoke sensing technology, home layouts have also evolved. Many of today’s homes feature an overabundance of polyurethane materials. Used in many beds, couches, chairs and other pieces of furniture, polyurethane is a synthetic material that’s capable of catching fire quickly and spreading at an alarming rate. UL compliant smoke detectors will forgo smoke specific sensors (ionization and photoelectric) in favor of multi criteria detection. Multi criteria smoke alarms provide maximum coverage as they’re capable of identifying the dual threats of slow smoldering and fast flaming fires.
USI Sensing Plus® Smoke Alarms conform to the latest UL Standards. Implementing a series of industry defining smoke and fire safety features, Sensing Plus® Smoke Alarms excel in delivering precision results when alerting home and business owners to actual threats. All Sensing Plus® Smoke Detectors include the following features:
Multi Criteria Smoke & Fire Sensor: Sensing Plus® Smoke Alarms implement dual protection that's capable of detecting the presence of both slow smoldering and fast flaming fires.
Advanced Intelligence: This series of UL compliant smoke alarms uses AI-artificial intelligence techniques to differentiate and classify smoke and fire profiles.
Nuisance Alarm Elimination: Sensing Plus® Smoke Detectors come equipped with a built-in microprocessor that eliminates virtually all false alarms linked to everyday cooking steam and smoke.
10 Year Permanent Power: Lithium-free 10 year permanent power alkaline batteries offer a safer, eco-friendly alternative to standard battery powered alarms. UL smoke detectors also feature maintenance free protection for the 10 year duration of the alarm.
Tamper-Proof Design: Sensing Plus® Smoke Detectors simplify the installation process by adopting a set it and forget it approach. The addition of a unique tamper-proof design will prevent others from interfering with your smoke detector’s battery
10 Year Warranty on Battery & Alarm: The themes of protection and longevity remain essential in this selection of UL compliant smoke alarms. All Sensing Plus® Smoke Detectors feature a 10 year warranty on the battery and alarm.
USI Sensing Plus® Smoke, Fire & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
The USI Store offers Universal Security Sensing Plus® Smoke Alarms in a variety of models. Hardwired Sensing Plus® Smoke Alarms and Battery Operated Sensing Plus® Smoke Detectors are available for online purchase. The USI Store has also expanded its online inventory to include Combination Smoke, Fire & Carbon Monoxide Alarms that implement Sensing Plus® Technology. Room designated alarms such as Sensing Plus® Hallway, Bedroom and Kitchen Alarms remove any of the guessing work with selecting an installation spot. Bring your home up to code with UL compliant smoke and fire detectors.