smoke alarm and smoke detector

Guest   Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:01 pm GMT
What is the difference between a smoke alarm and a smoke detector?
zzz   Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:47 pm GMT
People use them interchangeably for the most part, especially for those in the home. In an office, or apartment, the fire alarm would be the thing that makes the noise in the event of a fire (or as they like to say "in case of fire"); the detector would be the sensors that detect smoke and trigger the alarm.
Uriel   Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:10 am GMT
Same thing.