Heat alarms (detectors) respond to high temperatures, not smoke or fire, and are ideal for garages. They are another useful part of any home fire safety plan.
Smoke alarms are not required, or designed for use, in garages. Many heat alarm models can be connected to a home's fire detection system so that if the heat alarm sounds, the smoke alarms will as well.
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Smoke alarms in garages can sound because of a change in temperature and humidity, as well as dust, fumes and insects. Heat alarms are made to not be affected by these conditions.