AT&T DIGITAL LIFE Smoke Sensor Policy
Smoke Sensors—Building Code Information
- Many homes are required by locally adopted codes and standards 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 code compliant 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 detectors that meet locally adopted codes and standards 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 customers should not exceed the number of pre-existing 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 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 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.