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Article Date: 06/25/2012
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CPSC Notes ‘Roadmap’ for Linked Detectors
A report by CPSC and other agencies, made available June 20, describes research on smoke alarms. Findings of Home Smoke Alarms: A Technology Roadmap, include:
“Inexpensive microcontrollers can allow advanced signal processing from single or multiple sensors, to discriminate between fire and nuisance sources, and to provide earlier detection.”
“Carbon monoxide sensors can serve a dual role of serving as a sensor for fire detection and acting as a sensor for conventional toxic-gas alerting.”
“Temperature sensors can act in concert with other sensors ... Log in to view full article.