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Sat, Aug 15, 2020 2:17 PM

Heat Detector for Unfinished Attic

Due to a recent attic fire in our neighborhood, I am looking for a heat detector ( not smoke alarm) for unfinished attic.  Does SimpliSafe have such a monitoring device or can someone recommend one that will integrate with my SimpliSafe system? ADT offers such a product.

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2 y ago

SS does not offer a heat detector. (it's been asked for, but SS doesn't ever let anyone in on what they're working on, or what they may or may not design/produce).

They have a freeze sensor where you can set the high temp (I don't have one and don't know if it would alert with a high temp setting), but I'd guess the temps in your attic would negate it's purpose.

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2 y ago

The SS3 temperature sensor requires a low setting (0 minimum) and a high setting (99 maximum)

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2 y ago

One could cheat a bit if they wanted to. Wouldn't be UL listed/certified or anything like that but maybe better than nothing if you really must have.

How crafty are you?

Wire a normally-closed thermostatic switch to a door sensor.

A really far out work around might be "gluing" a magnet to a door sensor with beeswax (melting point 146F, give or take) could make a makeshift heat detector. Laugh if you must, LOL. Depending where you are, perhaps 146F might not be enough.

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2 y ago

Keep in mind, that if an entry sensor goes off, that is considered an "emergency" which could result in police dispatch.

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For my use of door sensors for unintended purposes I generally set them to "silent alert". The last use of that was when I had one set up to alert me if a refrigeration unit got too warm. I used relay contacts in the process controller to trigger the door sensor.

For any unintended use I'd strongly recommend using silent alert until you're sure your kludge works as expected, LOL.