Unlike traditional cigarettes, the concentrate inside the dab pen is heated to produce vapor rather than smoke.
Although vapor dissipates faster than smoke, it is possible to set off a smoke alarm.
Let RELEAFY walk you through the types of smoke alarms, why they go off when you dab, and how to avoid them when you dab.
Types of smoke alarms
Photoelectric or optical smoke detectors
light from a light source passes through the air being tested and reaches a photoelectric sensor. The received light intensity is reduced due to scattering by smoke particles, dust in the air, or other matter; circuitry detects the light intensity and issues an alarm when it falls below a specified threshold (possibly due to smoke). The type and sensitivity of the light source and photoelectric sensor and the type of smoke chamber vary by manufacturer, but this is the alarm most likely to be triggered by a dab pen.
Ionization smoke detectors
Ionization smoke detectors use a radioactive isotope, americium-241, to ionize the air; detect the difference caused by the smoke, and generate an alarm. Since this detector works at the particle level, it is very sensitive to changes in the environment. Since the dab pen produces vapor rather than smoke, it is rare for this ionization smoke detector to trigger.
Thermal Smoke Detector
Thermal smoke detectors are common in kitchens. This type of smoke alarm seems to be the least likely to be triggered by the smoke of electronic cigarettes. After all, they detect temperature, not particles.
Smoke alarms installed location
Smoke alarms are installed in homes, hotels, shopping malls, or other residential environments.
In the United States, most state and local laws regarding the required number and location of smoke detectors are based on the standards set forth in NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signal Code.
Laws governing the installation of smoke detectors vary by region. US NFPA codes require smoke detectors to be installed on every habitable floor and adjacent to all bedrooms. Habitable floors include attics high enough to allow access.
In new construction, the minimum requirements are often more stringent. All smoke detectors must be wired directly to each other and have battery backup. Additionally, smoke detectors are required to be installed inside and outside each bedroom as per local regulations. . Some areas also require smoke detectors on stairs, main hallways, and garages.
What set off the smoke alarm?
The smoke sensor will detect the smoke concentration in the environment.
When the smoke probe encounters smoke or some specific gas, its internal resistance will change, and an analog value will be generated to control it.
The smoke sensor uses the principle that the smoke sensor is affected by the smoke (mainly combustible particles) concentration and the resistance value changes to the host to send an analog signal corresponding to the smoke concentration, and when the threshold is reached, it will alarm.
Factors That Trigger Smoke Alarms
Fire alarms are fitted with a system in which air is passed through a chamber containing a small amount of radioactive material. When smoke enters the system, it disrupts the ion flow and activates the alarm.
This is the most common reason for triggering a smoke alarm, which is triggered when the smoke concentration in the room reaches a certain threshold
Smoke detectors have small vents through which the smoke passes. These vents are also attractive to burrowing flying insects.
Sometimes, bugs get into the siren and mess with the wiring, causing the siren to go off. Although less likely, bugs in farmsteads or forest hotels can trigger this false alarm
How to avoid setting off smoke alarms while dabbing?
- Try not to dabbing directly under the smoke alarm
If you or your family and friends enjoy dabbing at home or in a hotel, remember to stay away from the smoke alarm, even if your dabbing pen does not produce steam, you should avoid the smoke alarm that may cause trouble to yourself.
- Stand next to an open window or doorway
Stand on the window or door, the ventilated environment can make the steam dissipate faster.
- Don’t gather crowds for dabbing
Dab with a crowd to generate more steam. So if too much vapor surrounds the smoke alarm, it may trigger the alarm.
Is it safe to dab at a hotel?
Different hotels have different vaping regulations. Some hotels have no special regulations on e-cigarettes & dab pens & marijuana vaporizer pens, and some hotels have completely banned them. Some hotel smoke alarms are more sensitive than the standard equipment in some offices or homes.
Therefore, if you want to smoke e-cigarettes in a hotel, it is best to observe where the hotel’s smoke alarm is, use e-cigarettes outside the detection range of the smoke alarm, or stand by the window or door. Do not perform dabbing in a fully enclosed environment in a hotel room.
Will dabbing on an airplane set off the smoke alarm?
If you’re on a plane that doesn’t allow the use of dabbing or vaping, please don’t dab on an airplane. if you do it will set off the alarm and potentially get you into trouble.
Smoke detectors on airplanes are very, extremely, super sensitive. Most (but not all) airlines will not allow you to use standard e-cigarettes on board (although some airlines will sell small-vapor versions of e-cigarettes on board). So it is recommended not to dab on the plane.
Can I turn off the smoke alarm to dabbing?
No, it is recommended that you definitely not go to the smoke alarm to turn off the dab.
.Whether it is a home, hotel, or other public place, smoke alarms are used to keep everyone safe.
If you turn it off, you put others at risk. If you want to take a pat on the back, head outside and away from the smoke alarms.