Massachusetts                         

Dual-sensor or photoelectric smoke alarms are required in all newly constructed dwellings. Alarms installed within 20 feet of kitchens and full bathrooms must be photoelectric only.

Effective date: April 2011

Smoke

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction. Combination devices with two or more technologies that are incorporated into one unit shall have simulated voice and tone alarm features which clearly distinguishes between two or more events such as carbon monoxide and smoke.


Ohio                         

The Ohio residential smoke alarm law that requires the installation of smoke alarms with ionization and photoelectric technologies in new construction of one-, two-, and three-family dwellings.

Effective date: January 2016

Smoke

Smoke alarms are generally required in residential settings. Hard-wired smoke alarms are required in all new construction.


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