You've probably heard something about smoke detectors over the past few years. Ideally, you have looked into smoke alarms in detail, because in Germany there is a requirement to have smoke alarms, which you should not take lightly. In this article we will tell you exactly what you need to know about the smoke detector requirement in Germany, where action is needed and how the professionals at LUPUS can support you with the implementation.
5 things you should know about the smoke detector requirement in Germany
Nowadays you see them almost everywhere. That's not a big surprise: smoke detectors are mandatory in Germany. But what does that mean? Who is responsible and what needs to be taken into account? We have put together the 5 most important facts about smoke detectors for you so that you know what's going on.
In which federal states is the smoke detector requirement valid?
The smoke detector requirement applies throughout Germany. However, the structure of this obligation sometimes differs from federal state to federal state.
Where do smoke detectors have to be installed?
The following applies: Smoke detectors must be installed in all bedrooms and children's rooms, as well as in hallways that serve as escape routes. In addition, you also have to equip the living room with a smoke detector if someone regularly sleeps there.
Who is responsible for installation and maintenance?
Landlords, owners and property managers are responsible for the installation, annual maintenance and replacement of smoke detectors. By the way, tenants are not allowed to remove smoke detectors, damage them or replace them with other devices on their own, as these are part of the property and therefore the property of the landlord.
Who controls the implementation of the smoke detector requirement?
The implementation of the smoke detector requirement is generally not monitored. However, you should take this seriously and adhere to it, as it can save lives if the worst comes to the worst. In addition, if something happens and it is discovered that a smoke detector is missing, this can have insurance and even criminal consequences.
Is there a smoke detector requirement for commercial properties?
The smoke detector requirement for commercial properties differs from the requirement for residential properties. Fire detectors are often used instead of smoke detectors, but this is also regulated differently from state to state.
The mobile phone smoke detectors from LUPUS
Implementing the smoke detector requirement is important, but quickly becomes a challenge for property owners and managers. Arranging inspections and appointments for maintenance and replacement costs time and money. This is where the professionals at LUPUS come in with their solution.
The mobile smoke detectors have fully automatic self-maintenance, meaning annual on-site maintenance is no longer necessary. If there is a problem with a smoke detector, the system will inform you so you can take action. And if the battery needs to be replaced? The smoke detectors from LUPUS have a battery with a lifespan of 10 years, meaning there is no need to replace the battery, which in turn significantly reduces time and costs.
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