If you accidentally set off your smoke alarm, you probably race for something to fan it with, to clear the air and get it to shut up! A new detector promises no more fanning. Instead, a simple push of your TV remote control should silence the beeping.
A new detector by FirstAlertmay be the sensible solution. Makers say you simply use your TV remote control to silence a false alarm. And no more mop handles or climbing on chairs to test the battery -- your remote can do that, too.
We try it two more times, in hopes of finding some secret to make the remote work with the FirstAlertdetector. But again, there's no relief until we fan the detector.
Just in case the canned smokeis too dense for the infrared beams to penetrate, Mike uses a cigarette to set-off the detector. It takes a long time for the thin smoke to make the alarm sound. And once again, the remote has no effect.
TheSmokeand Fire detector has two sensors -- photoelectric and ionization.