Are smoke detectors easy to install?

Install your battery operated smoke detectors by simply screwing them to the ceiling or wall.

Some smoke detectors come with adhesive tape, similar to self-adhesive tape, for even easier installation.

Test your smoke detector once a month and change your batteries every year [source: USFA].

Where should smoke detectors be placed?

Install smoke alarms in every room, outside every bedroom, and on every floor of the house, including the basement. On levels outside the bedroom, install alarms in the living room (or dorm or family room) or near the stairs to the upper level or both locations.

How can I install a smoke detector without drilling?

Setting a smoke alarm without drilling is super easy. All you need is a packet of VELCRO® Heavy Duty Stick On pieces. Glue one side of the patch to the ceiling hook and loop and the other half to the smoke detector. Then just paste it!

Can I mount a smoke detector on the wall?

Smoke detectors should be installed at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove to minimize false alarms while cooking. Install smoke alarms high on walls or ceilings (remember that smoke rises). Wall mounted alarms should not be mounted more than 12 inches from the ceiling (to the top of the alarm).

How much does it cost to install a wired smoke detector?

The average cost to install a smoke detector in your home is around $150. Yes, electricians install connected or interconnected smoke detectors.