Do smoke detectors detect that they have been covered?
Staying in a travelodge, and wanting to cover the smoke detector to vape. But will it know it's been covered? As in will it go off/send an alarm to the front desk or something? Any advise will be very much appreciated
- RitaahLv 64 weeks ago
Detectors are there for a good reason. Smoke whatever it is you smoke out in the open then no-one will be troubled by it and no alarms will sound.
- car253Lv 74 weeks ago
Vaping is covered under California laws.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Vaping has been shown to cause extensive health problems & has caused a lot of deaths. I'd stop vaping if I were you.
- Ding DongLv 54 weeks ago
A vape won't set it off unless you stand right by the detector blowing the "smoke" in, vaping doesn't leave a smell, doesn't cause damage and doesn't set alarms off if you are a couple of feet away, cigarette smoke is completely different. I do it in work and there are smoke detectors, so do many others because we can't always get out. Don't cover the smoke detector because then it shows a fault in reception, just blow away from it. They won't know why there is a fault but they will want to come in to find the fault if you cover it so don't do that, there is no need to anyway.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
Yes...the DB alarm goes off...don't be a DB.
- TavyLv 71 month ago
Yes they do and the staff will smell it in the morning. They have your card details so will charge it for deep cleaning.
- roderick_youngLv 71 month ago
Should be a simple matter to go outside, or even into your car.
Some smoke alarms do have tamper-resistant features, especially commercial ones. But even if they didn't, don't cover it. That's like putting a penny in the fusebox. If you forget to uncover it / re-enable it, the next person could die on account of it. Or you could.
The other thing is, even without the smoke alarm, the smell can be detected by staff or even the next guest that comes into the room. Boom, $500-1000 charge on you.
- audreyLv 71 month ago
Unless you want to spend the night on your car, don't try it. You'll get tossed put on your @$$.
- EvaLv 71 month ago
You are in a non-smoking room. That includes vaping. Go outside.
- Markus ImhofLv 71 month ago
How about you stop being an a***ole and simply go outside?