New California Smoke Detector Laws

April 2, 2014

A new California law, having taken effect January 1, 2014 and extended to July 1, 2014, requires property owners to have smoke detectors installed in properties that meet the Fire Marshall’s new regulations.  These regulations are:

  1. The date of manufacture is displayed on the device
  2. The date of installation is displayed on the device
  3. The device incorporates a hush feature
  4. The device incorporates an end-of-life feature with notice that the device needs replacement
  5. If the device is battery-operated, the battery must be non-removable and have a minimum 10 year life span

The vast majority of smoke detectors on the market now in California are of this new type required by the Fire Marshall.  At Peak Property Management & Realty, we are actively replacing all devices for our owners so that all of our properties are up to date with the new law.


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