Matt asked in Business & FinanceInsurance · 2 months ago

Do smoke detectors detect that they have been covered?

Staying in a travelodge, and wanting to cover the smoke detector to vape. But will it know it's been covered? As in will it go off/send an alarm to the front desk or something? Any advise will be very much appreciated

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  • Ritaah
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Detectors are there for a good reason. Smoke whatever it is you smoke out in the open then no-one will be troubled by it and no alarms will sound.

  • car253
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Vaping is covered under California laws.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Vaping has been shown to cause extensive health problems & has caused a lot of deaths. I'd stop vaping if I were you.

    • Ritaah
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      That depends on what you are vaping and which country you buy the stuff from. There is decent stuff and dodgy stuff out there.

  • 2 months ago

    A vape won't set it off unless you stand right by the detector blowing the "smoke" in, vaping doesn't leave a smell, doesn't cause damage and doesn't set alarms off if you are a couple of feet away, cigarette smoke is completely different. I do it in work and there are smoke detectors, so do many others because we can't always get out. Don't cover the smoke detector because then it shows a fault in reception, just blow away from it. They won't know why there is a fault but they will want to come in to find the fault if you cover it so don't do that, there is no need to anyway.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes...the DB alarm goes off...don't be a DB.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes they do and the staff will smell it in the morning. They have your card details so will charge it for deep cleaning.

    UK

    • Ding Dong
      Lv 5
      2 months agoReport

      No, they don't, they don't linger like tobacco.

  • 2 months ago

    Should be a simple matter to go outside, or even into your car.

    Some smoke alarms do have tamper-resistant features, especially commercial ones. But even if they didn't, don't cover it. That's like putting a penny in the fusebox. If you forget to uncover it / re-enable it, the next person could die on account of it. Or you could.

    The other thing is, even without the smoke alarm, the smell can be detected by staff or even the next guest that comes into the room. Boom, $500-1000 charge on you.

    • roderick_young
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      If you say so. I smelled something after someone had been in a closed room. Possibly it was not vape.

  • audrey
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Unless you want to spend the night on your car, don't try it. You'll get tossed put on your @$$.

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You are in a non-smoking room. That includes vaping. Go outside.

    • roderick_young
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      It is, indeed, in some cases. On an airplane, the smoking ban explicitly extends to vaping devices, also - they say so in passenger instructions. Best to check directly with the front desk as to whether vaping is premitted in a non-smoking room.

  • 2 months ago

    How about you stop being an a***ole and simply go outside?

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