Am I the only one here that has an interest in fire alarms? I like them when I know they're happening, but not when I don't.
I have my own fire alarm control panel too. I'll post a picture of it sometime.
A little off-topic, but: my mom's sidekick 08's alarm sounds like a smoke detector alarm. It's horrible. And annoying. I wish we could figure out if and how you can change it.
On topic: our apartment has a smoke detector. good enough right?
I'm the Fire Marshall for the company I work for so I have to take an interest in the fire alarm system we use! I really just do daily checks to ensure it's working, half yearly services are undertaken by the company who maintain it.
Daily checks you say? Wow, that's good.
Have you ever been in a hotel when the fire alarm has gone off? It is one of the last things I ever expected, I guess. I never really paid any attention to the fire escape plan in new places until that day. Luckily, it was a false alarm. And I do try to look now for the nearest escape route, in the event there is really a fire.
That's neat how you have your own fire alarm control panel. I just have an old fashioned ceiling battery operated alarm...