The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends installing a smoke detector in each bedroom, as well as the living/ family room. The best placement for our devices are on the ceiling or mounted high on the walls. Keep in mind that smoke rises and the unit should be placed away from the corners of the room.
Please do not install the unit within 10 feet from a cooking appliance to reduce the chances of a false alarm when cooking. Also, avoid installing the detectors in any bathroom. Our Halo units are not waterproof. There are a various amount of electrical components inside of our units that can be impacted by water. However, our units can be used around smokers / vapers. Our units are able to detect different types of smoke and will not cause a false alarm if the products are installed properly.
Additionally, Halo Units are not meant for vehicles or RVs. Halo is intended for residential use and is not recommended for office buildings since Halo will not interconnect with a sprinkler system.
Reference from NFPA 72 (National Fire Code) Chapter 11 “For your information, the National Fire Protection Association's Standard 72 reads as follows:
11.5.1 One- and Two-Family Dwelling Units.
220.127.116.11 Smoke Detection. Where required by applicable laws, codes, or standards for the specified occupancy, approved single- and multiple-station Smoke Alarms shall be installed as follows: (1) In all sleeping rooms. Exception: Smoke Alarms shall not be required in sleeping rooms in existing one- and two-family dwelling units. (2) Outside of each separate sleeping area, in the immediate vicinity of the sleeping rooms. (3) On each level of the dwelling unit, including basements. Exception: In existing one- and two-family dwelling units, approved Smoke Alarms powered by batteries are permitted.
A.11.8.3 Are More Smoke Alarms Desirable? The required number of Smoke Alarms might not provide reliable early warning protection for those areas separated by a door from the areas protected by the required Smoke Alarms. For this reason, it is recommended that the householder considers the use of additional Smoke Alarms for those areas for increased protection. The additional areas include the basement, bedrooms, dining room, furnace room, utility room, and hallways not protected by the required Smoke Alarms. The installation of Smoke Alarms in kitchens, unfinished attics, or garages is not normally recommended, as these locations occasionally experience conditions that can result in improper operation.”
California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Early warning detection is best achieved by the installation of fire detection equipment in all rooms and areas of the household as follows: A Smoke Alarm installed in each separate sleeping area (in the vicinity, but outside bedrooms), and Heat or Smoke Alarms in the living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, hallways, finished attics, furnace rooms, closets, utility and storage rooms, basements, and attached garages.