Smoke Alarms in Dwellings : Timely Activation and Effective Notification

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Thomas, Ian and Bruck, Dorothy (2010) Smoke Alarms in Dwellings : Timely Activation and Effective Notification. Technical Report. Victoria University, Melbourne.


Determining the most appropriate locations for smoke alarms in dwellings requires consideration of the likely smoke sources involved in fires resulting in injury or death, detector type, alarm sound and the alarm brand (or manufacturer) because these factors affect the time taken for smoke detection and/or the likelihood of effective notification of occupants. This project was intended to help determine the most appropriate location(s) of smoke alarms in dwellings considering both detection and occupant notification.

Item type Monograph (Technical Report)
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1299 Other Built Environment and Design
Historical > SEO Classification > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Keywords ResPubID19851, houses, residential buildings, CESARE Coronial Database, sound levels, loudness, volume, smoke detection, fire fatalities, fatality, response time
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