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Heat Detector

A heat detector is a type of alarm initiating device that can be an electronic or an electro-mechanical device designed to detect the presence of of heat either at a fixed temperature or the rate-of-rise in temperature, or a combination of both. The heat sensor forming part of an electronic heat detector may also be used in combination with a smoke detector to provide additional data to alter the performance (sensitivity) of a smoke detector.


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