Smoke detectors and alarms
Aircraft smoke detectors and alarms can save lives. They rely on fail-safe batteries for complete autonomy of operation. Failure to detect a fire is simply not an option.
Smoke detectors are fitted in the cargo bay of passenger aircraft, and in the main hold of cargo aircraft. They provide early detection of fire in the cargo area and alert the pilot to trigger the onboard fire suppression systems. The latest versions of these detectors are completely wireless, making them easy to install and saving on cable weight.
Most smoke detectors use either optical or ionization detection technology, or both. The units may operate alone, or they can be interconnected to cause all detectors in a zone to sound an alarm when one is triggered. In some cases they are integrated into fire alarm or security systems.
Saft smoke detector and alarm batteries (LS/LST/LSG, LSH, LO/G, LM/M) provide a cost-effective solution for this vital application that ensures: