Add existing wired smoke detectors to a DSC alarm system
We are often asked how to add smoke detectors to a DSC alarm system. First we need to point out that smoke detectors are a life safety product and so it's critical that you read and understand how the connection should work, and hire a pro if needed. You will also need to test the after installation and regularly thereafter to ensure they are working.
There are 3 options we can suggest:
- Install DSC wireless smoke detectors separately so they don't interfere with your current system. This has the benefit of having each detector on its each zone so you will know which one has been triggered.
- Consider using the wireless FireFighter - this device is mounted beside one or more of the existing smoke detectors. It then "listens" for the alarm sound from your existing smoke detector
- Purchase an "interconnect relay" from the
smoke detector vendor. Eg. Kidde or First Alert of BRK. It must be the
brand of the smoke detector. Then you'll need to find an alarm
installer or electrician comfortable with this work as
you are mixing high and low voltage. You may need to get it site
certified which adds to the cost. We don't offer any support for this
liability reasons on high voltage electrical & fire. Aartech does sell BRK/First Alert Interconnect relays.
Wiring / Connecting 2 Wire and 4 Wire Smoke Detectors to an Alarm System
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Connecting 2012JA 4 Wire Smoke Detector
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