AT&T DIGITAL LIFE Smoke Sensor Policy

 

Smoke Sensors—Building Code Information

  • Many homes are required by applicable building codes to have smoke detectors that are wired to the home's 120V power.
    • AT&T Digital Life smoke sensors are not intended to satisfy building code requirements; AT&T Digital Life smoke sensors are battery powered and are not hard wired into the home's 120V power.
    • AT&T Digital Life smoke sensors are intended to be used to supplement the home's pre-existing wired smoke detectors.
  • Because AT&T Digital Life smoke sensors are intended to be used to supplement pre-existing smoke detectors, if you purchase a Digital Life smoke sensor, pre-existing wired smoke detectors must remain in place and must be fully operational.

Smoke Sensors—Alarm Industry Information

  • The National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, an alarm industry guide, recommends that supplementary smoke sensors—such as those provided by AT&T Digital Life—should only be used in areas already covered by pre-existing wired smoke detectors.
  • Pursuant to the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code guidance, AT&T Digital Life will install smoke sensors next to pre-existing wired smoke detectors.
  • And, pursuant to the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code guidance, AT&T Digital Life customers should not exceed the number of pre-existing wired smoke detectors. For example, if your home has five (5) pre-existing wired smoke detectors, you may have between one (1) and five (5) AT&T Digital Life smoke sensors installed, either professionally or installed yourself.

Smoke Sensors—AT&T Digital Life Product Information

  • For active AT&T Digital Life customers, AT&T Digital Life professionally monitors its smoke sensors and is notified when they are triggered.
  • AT&T Digital Life is not notified if a customer's pre-existing wired smoke detectors or non-AT&T certified smoke detectors are triggered.
  • AT&T Digital Life is not notified and does not professionally monitor AT&T Digital Life smoke sensors if a customer is no longer receiving AT&T Digital Life service.
    • AT&T Digital Life smoke sensors will continue to sound in a customer's home after a customer's service relationship ends with AT&T Digital Life.
  • AT&T Digital Life smoke sensors operate best when in room temperature environments—not extreme heat or cold areas like attics, garages, or near stoves.
  • AT&T Digital Life smoke sensors are not currently available for use in any multi-family residential or multi-dwelling unit, such as a townhome, duplex, apartment, or condominium unit because such units typically have fire detection equipment specifically designed to serve all residents in the community.

 

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