Adjustable Smoke Detectors
Adjustable smoke detectors
Why did NASA make adjustable smoke detectors ?
Every year there are fires in the U.S but the smoke detectors had saved many lives. Out of 1 of 4 homes the fires usually start in the kitchen. These smoke adjusters were made in the 1970s , but still more than 3,000 people die each year from fires. ( some people had smoke detectors , and some did not ) On Earth we are we are moving closer to the research for better smoke detectors for our homes and commercial buildings.NASA created test stations because smoke particles are different in space than on earth. 93% of smoke detects are place in homes in the US and 85% in the UK.
How are they helping us today ?
Smoke detectors/alarms are important safety devices because of there obvious potential to save lives and property. Their are 2 types of smoke detectors commonly available in many countries. One type uses the radiation from a small amount of radioactive material to detect the presence of smoke or heat sources . The other type of detector does not contain radioactive material, it uses a photoelectric sensor to detect the change in light level caused by smoke. It indicates smoke for fire.