Smoke alarms are typically disc shaped and plastic, and perform both a smoke detection and alarm sounding function. Accepted products include all stand-alone smoke alarms powered by a battery and/or wired to a building’s electrical system. Common types include ionization, photoelectric and combination ionization/photoelectric smoke alarms.
Program products are “stand-alone” CO alarms which perform both a CO detection and alarm sounding function. These units are typically disc or square shaped and plastic.
A “stand alone” unit that performs both detection and alarm functions, and combines the technology of a smoke alarm and a CO alarm.
The program does not accept devices that perform only the detection function and not the alarm function, e.g. a smoke and/or CO detector unit connected to a building-wide monitoring or alarm system. These types of units are typically installed in commercial buildings and are outside the scope of this program. These types of units are defined by the CAN/ULC-s529 standard.