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Which type of smoke detector do you have?

January 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A consumer alert about smoke detectors -- there are actually two different types of alarm technologies.The first is called an ionization alarm, which most houses have. The second is photoelectric.

Experts say the ionization alarm provides a better response to flaming fires, where the less common photoelectric provides a faster response to smoldering fires.

Firefighters recommend that you have both.