A recently completed house on Morgan Loop in south Anchorage has several smoke detectors. But unlike some, the home’s smoke detectors all go off at the same time.
The alarms are interconnected, which Anchorage firefighters like.
"The benefit we see is being able to alert people in different parts of the house, almost at the same time, almost simultaneously, rather than having to wait for the smoke to move to a place where they're actually located," said Anchorage Fire Marshal Brian Dean.
The municipality has required all new homes to have interconnected smoke detectors since 2012. Smoke detectors that are not connected to others work, but firefighters say that poses a problem.