SMOKE ALARMS ARE LIFESAVERS
When we slumber, they stay awake: Smoke alarms let us sleep more soundly and warn us of dangerous fire smoke in an emergency.
The smoke detector obligation for private living space is therefore extremely sensible. It applies in all 16 federal states for rented and owner-occupied housing. Good thing! Because the study "Effectiveness of the smoke alarm obligation" from 2020 shows: Smoke alarms reduce the number of fire victims. Since the introduction of mandatory smoke alarms, 500 lives have been saved.
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But who is responsible for installation and maintenance? What dates and rules apply in connection with the smoke detector obligation? We have compiled the most important facts for you.
What applies in which federal state?
In the individual federal states, the state building codes regulate the smoke detector obligation for existing buildings and new buildings. You can find more information here