Smoke Detector Locations - General Rules

Smoke Alarm or Smoke Detector general location rules

  • Not within 4 inches of corner and not more than 12 inches down wall (measured from closest edge of device).
  • Avoid exterior walls or commons walls to unheated areas if possible.
  • Not within 3 feet of HVAC inlet or exhaust.
  • Not outside bathroom doors.
  • Not within 30 feet of kitchens if possible.
  • Not in unheated or unfinished areas - Refer to manufacturers instructions for proper operating conditions.


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