Does a smoke detector have to be on the ceiling?
Does a smoke detector have to be on the ceiling?

Can smoke detectors go on the wall instead of the ceiling?

Smoke alarms should be installed at least 10 feet (3 meters) from a cooking appliance to minimize false alarms when cooking. Mount smoke alarms high on walls or ceilings (remember, smoke rises). Wall-mounted alarms should be installed not more than 12 inches away from the ceiling (to the top of the alarm).

Can you mount smoke detectors vertically?

Tray Shaped Ceilings: Smoke alarms or smoke detectors shall be installed on the highest portion of the ceiling or on the sloped portion of the ceiling within 12 in. (305mm) vertically down from the highest point.

Can I put smoke alarm in closet?

Placing a smoke detector near these may hence cause false alarms. Therefore, you should install smoke alarms at least ten feet away from such appliances. In cases of water heater closets and furnaces powered by gas, smoke alarms may malfunction due to nuisance tripping.

Why are there no smoke detectors in the kitchen?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) doesn't require a smoke detector in the kitchen, because it will often trigger false alarms. However, the NFPA requires that a smoke detector to be installed in at least one common area on each floor, and at the bottom and the top of your staircase.

What does a flashing white light mean on a smoke detector?

To sum up, there's nothing to worry about if your smoke detector blinks a white light. A white light flashing on your smoke alarm indicates that it is receiving power. It would help if you tested the alarm by pressing the test button to ensure that it is working correctly.