Smoke Alarm help
Questions about your Smoke Alarm?
Questions about your Smoke Alarm? You can find installation videos, instructions and answers to frequently asked questions here.
The most frequently asked questions about the installation of the smoke detector
Smoke Detector - Installation
Can I install the Smart Home smoke alarm in my caravan / motor home?
No, please do not install the Smart Home smoke alarm in your caravan / motor home. The Smart Home smoke alarm is only suitable for apartments and houses.
I lost the tape that I used to mount my smoke alarm. Which tape can I use?
Please purchase and use 3M™ VHB™ adhesive tape 5952.
In which rooms should the smoke alarm be installed?
A smoke alarm should be installed in all living rooms (living room, bedroom, hallways). Smoke alarms are not suitable for other rooms, such as the kitchen. For more information, please refer to the . An alternative for these special rooms can be the Twinguard, which can be configured to room types. You can find out more about this under the following
What should be done if the smoke alarm is not connected?
Make sure that the smoke alarm is within range of your Smart Home Controller. Please carry out the following steps: 1. Perform the installation again. To do this, please check whether the device has already been detected (within the Devices menu item) and remove it if necessary. 2. Carry out a reset before reinstalling. Several resets may be necessary. 3. Make sure that the smoke alarm is at least 1 meter away from the controller at the time of the new training. Please also see our installation video in this article. If you have problems viewing the video, you can also find our installation and reset videos on our Bosch Smart Home Youtube Channel at the following
I do not receive a push notification when the test alarm of my smoke alarm is triggered. What am I doing wrong?
When the test alarm is triggered, no notification is sent to your mobile phone. If you want to test the full functionality of the smoke alarm, you can do this with the help of a test spray (available in DIY stores or online shops).
Where is the QR Code on my smoke alarm?
The QR code is located on the back of your device. On a small elevation.
The connection is bad, the smoke alarm is no longer accessible. What can I do?
Please check whether the smoke alarm can still be controlled manually (test alarm). If this is the case, it is possible that the distance between controller and component is too great, or that other products have a disturbing influence on the connection. If necessary, you can improve the connection quality using the repeater function of the Smart Plug. Also ensure that the smoke alarm is at least 1 meter away from the controller during the test.
How are the smoke alarms networked?
In case of a smoke alarm, not only the reporting smoke alarm triggers, but also all other smoke alarms integrated in your system. Via push message and in your app you can always see in which room the alarm was triggered. The same applies to the burglar alarm. When you have activated the auditory alarm, all connected smoke alarms will trigger with a corresponding signal tone.
Can I reach a remote smoke alarm via a repeater / signal amplifier?
Yes, the Bosch Smart Home Plug can be used here as a repeater / signal amplifier. The plug can extend the range between the Smart Home Controller and the following devices: Lighting control Shutter control Room thermostat underfloor heating Door/window contacts Smoke alarm Radiator thermostat Smart plug Universal switch and universal switch Flex To activate the range extension of the plug, please open the corresponding device settings of the plug and then activate the item "Range extension". Please note that parts of the described products and their functions may only be available in Germany and Austria.
I do not want to network all my smoke alarms. How can I remove individual devices from the network?
Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to remove individual smoke alarms from this function.
How do I test the smoke alarm?
Your Bosch Smart Home Smoke Alarm has a function test, which you can trigger at any time using your app. To do this, open the corresponding smoke alarm in your app and select "Show additional functions" > "Start test alarm".
What does the emergency light on the smoke alarm do?
In the event of a fire, it can be difficult to find your way around, especially at night. Therefore, the smoke alarm is equipped with an emergency light. It shows you safely the way out of the danger zone as soon as the alarm is triggered.
What are the requirements for adhesive mounting of the Smart Home smoke alarm?
The adhesive mounting of the smoke alarm is only suitable for smooth surfaces, e.g. wood veneer or painted metals. Plastered surfaces do not provide sufficient adhesion in the long term due to their coarse porosity. In the case of plastered concrete ceilings, plaster may even peel off over large areas, e.g. when a alarm is dismantled. Please refer to the for further information.
How many smoke alarms can I network in my Smart Home System (number, maximum)?
You can integrate a maximum of 40 smoke alarms into your Smart Home System.
How do I install the Bosch Smart Home smoke alarm?
The Bosch Smart Home smoke alarm can be installed in a few simple steps. To do this, all you need is the Bosch Smart Home app, the accessories enclosed in the packaging and possibly a drill and screwdriver. After starting the Bosch Smart Home App, it will guide you through the individual installation steps. Please also see our installation video in this article. If you have problems viewing the video, you can also find our installation and reset videos on our Bosch Smart Home Youtube Channel at the following Please also note the operating / installation instructions under the following
How can I attach (glue, screw) the smoke alarm?
You can install the Bosch Smart Home smoke alarm either using adhesive or using screws and rawl plugs. Both are included in the package. Please also see our installation video in this article. If you have problems viewing the video, you can also find our installation and reset videos on our Bosch Smart Home Youtube Channel at the following
The most frequently asked questions about the operation of the smoke detector
Smoke Detector - Operations
Does the smoke alarm emit different tones in case of burglary and smoke alarm?
In the event of a burglar alarm, the smoke alarm emits three tones in quick succession. The smoke alarm, similar to other common smoke alarm, emits sounds at regular intervals.
What happens during a smoke alarm if I press a button on another networked smoke alarm?
In this case, the alarms will stop at the networked smoke alarms to which the alarm was forwarded. Only the alarm at the triggering smoke alarm continues to sound.
What happens if I accidentally trigger the burglar alarm when I get home and my cell phone battery is dead?
In addition to the familiar deactivation in our Smart Home App, you would have the following additional options for deactivation: Scenario "Coming home" as assignment on the Smart Home Universal switch / Universal switch Flex Scenario "Coming home" as assignment on the twist After 5 minutes smoke alarms and Twinguards are muted. However, the Phillips Hue lights continue to flash red. The alarm condition will remain until deactivated by the user.
What happens in case of a burglar alarm when I press the button of a connected Smart Home smoke alarm?
For security reasons, the burglar alarm can only be switched off in the Bosch Smart Home App. This ensures that a burglar cannot deactivate the alarm on his own. So nothing happens if you press the button of a connected Smart Home smoke alarm in case of a burglar alarm.
Why is there no notification in the Smart Home App in case of smoke alarm?
If a smoke alarm detects smoke for less than 10 seconds, the other smoke alarms in the system are informed, but not the Smart Home Controller. The smoke alarm leaves the alarm state, e.g. because no more smoke was detected (alarm ended). As a result, the Twinguards integrated in the system do not notice the alarm state and do not trigger it.
How can I deactivate the smoke alarm temporarily to drill or cook, for example?
By pressing the control button, i.e. when the test alarm is triggered, the detector goes into hush mode (mute) after 3 flashes. This runs for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes it returns to normal mode (operation mode). During these 10 minutes you can start actions such as drilling or cooking without the smoke alarm detecting an alarm. During the muting period the alarm is muted and does not detect an alarm during this time - this is indicated by the flashing.
What happens after a smoke alarm or Twinguard detects a fire?
Your Bosch Smart Home Smoke Alarm/Twinguard will start emitting a loud signal simultaneously with a normal smoke alarm. All other installed Bosch Smart Home Smoke Alarms and Twinguards will also trigger. All connected smart lights will turn yellow and the light controls will turn on to illuminate your escape route. All integrated shutter controls will raise the shutters so that the escape route is clear. You will also receive a notification on your smartphone and can alert the fire brigade directly from the app. From the app you can also mute the additional smoke alarms and Twinguards that are attached. For security reasons, you cannot deactivate the flashing smoke alarm via the app. To receive a notification via push message, you must be connected to the Internet with your smartphone.
How can I perform a reset on my smoke alarm?
The smoke alarm can be reset as follows: 1. Turn the smoke alarm out of its socket and wait 30s. 2. Keep the smoke alarm button pressed. 3. Turn the smoke alarm back into the socket. 4. The smoke alarm must start flashing orange after a short time. 5. Release the button briefly and press it again and keep it pressed until the flashing stops. 6. Now release the knob. If the reset is successful, the smoke alarm will flash green briefly and orange every 10s. If the reset is unsuccessful, the smoke alarm flashes red once. 7. After successful reset, the smoke alarm can be re-tuned as usual. Please also see our reset video in this article. If you have problems viewing the video, you can also find our installation and reset videos on our Bosch Smart Home Youtube Channel at the following
General information about smoke alarms
Smoke Detector - General Information
How loud is the smoke alarm during a test alarm, burglar alarm or fire alarm?
According to the law, the smoke alarm must be checked once a year. Can this be replaced by the Smart Home smoke alarm and the test alarm? What does this look like legally?
Smoke alarms must be serviced regularly and the function of the smoke alarms checked. The responsibility for installation and maintenance varies in Germany according to federal state. Whether tenants or landlords are responsible for maintenance and installation is regulated in the corresponding state building regulations and in the application standard for smoke alarms (DIN 14676). Further information can be found on the Internet, for example under the following (German). A function test can be carried out on site using the control knob on the smoke alarm or via the app. The above distinction between the responsibility of the landlord and the tenant is important because the app and the associated data of Bosch Smart Home products in a rental relationship are not intended for the landlord. The data in the Bosch Smart Home Apps is private data. The Bosch Smart Home products are designed in such a way that the app is only available to the respective residents of an apartment, but not to the landlord. The Bosch Smart Home smoke alarms also do not allow landlords to perform maintenance and a functional test remotely (remotely) and to make a record of this test. The above information applies to Germany. In Austria, UK and France other regulations may apply. Bosch Smart Home recommends a monthly check over and above the legal requirements.
Has the design of the Bosch Smart Home smoke alarm been tested and by whom?
The design of the Bosch Smart Home smoke alarm was tested and confirmed by the KRIWAN test laboratory.
How does the smoke alarm work?
The smoke alarm works on the photoelectric scattered light principle. A light source continuously sends light beams into the measuring chamber of the smoke detector. Normally you will miss the photocell installed there. However, if there are smoke particles in the air, the light beams are scattered and can be detected by the photocell. If a limit value is exceeded, a smoke alarm is triggered.
Can the Bosch Ferion smoke alarm be integrated into the Bosch Smart Home System?
Unfortunately the Bosch Ferion smoke alarms are not part of our system, so they cannot be connected to our Bosch Smart Home System. Only the Bosch Smart Home smoke alamr and the Bosch Smart Home Twinguard can be integrated into the Bosch Smart Home System.
How long do the smoke alarm batteries last?
The battery of the Bosch Smart Home Smoke Alarm will last more than 10 years, based on typical storage temperature -5 °C to +30 °C, typical battery temperature -5 °C to +30 °C, and monthly functional testing. High temperatures above 30 °C shorten the life span. In addition, the number of interactions with the device - such as teach-in attempts, resetting, alarm tests, frequent triggering of an alarm - can negatively affect battery life. A non-replaceable 3 V lithium battery is installed in the smoke alarm. You will be informed in good time via your app and acoustically via the smoke alarm if the battery capacity is soon exhausted. Please replace the smoke alarm then. We generally recommend replacing the smoke alarm after about 10 years of use, as the reliability of the system is then reduced due to soiling and aging of the components.
Where do I ideally install the smoke alarm?
Does the smoke alarm also work if there is no connection to the Smart Home Controller?
If there is no connection to the Smart Home Controller, the Bosch Smart Home Smoke alarm continues to function as a normal smoke alarm and reliably alerts you in case of fire and smoke formation. However, the information / message can only be forwarded to the Bosch Smart Home App if there is a connection to the Smart Home Controller.
Is there a smoke alarm obligation in my federal state?
All German federal states have a smoke alarm obligation, which will be implemented nationwide by 2020 at the latest. Detailed information on the regulations in the individual federal states can be found at . In Austria there are regulations for new buildings, conversions and existing buildings in almost all federal provinces. These regulations often even apply to all lounges in your home. Different rules may apply in the UK and France.
Why should I use a smoke alarm?
A smoke alarm can save lives. In Germany alone, there are about 6,000 severe injuries due to fires every year. Approximately 80 % of all fire accidents occur in private homes. Approximately 70 % of the burn victims' injuries are caused by fires at night that started while they were asleep. A smoke alarm detects and provides early warning of a fire hazard and can thus avoid accidents and injuries. The statistics mentioned are only valid for Germany and may differ in Austria, UK and France.
What happens in case of a burglar alarm when I press the button of a connected Smart Home smoke alarm or Twinguard?
For security reasons, the intrusion alarm can only be switched off in the Bosch Smart Home App. This ensures that a burglar cannot deactivate the alarm on his own. So nothing happens if you press the button of an integrated Smart Home smoke alarm or Twinguard during a burglar alarm.
What is the Bosch Smart Home smoke alarm?
The smart, networked smoke alarm from Bosch Smart Home alerts you when smoke is detected - and sounds a loud alarm even when other components in the system report suspicious events. Whether you're filling the house with guests or leaving it empty during your vacation, the Bosch Smart Home networked smoke alarm will always stay alert. It reports smoke development immediately: on site by siren and on the road, by notification in the app. The siren of the smoke alarm is also used when the motion detectors or door/window contacts of your Smart Home System report unusual events. With a loud alarm, it puts uninvited guests to flight. In this way, the smoke alarm protects your home twice over: against fire hazards and intruders. You can find more about the Bosch Smart Home smoke alarm on the .
In which rooms must the smoke alarm be installed?
How does the Bosch Smart Home smoke alarm react in the event of a burglary alarm?
If you have activated the Alarm System service, all connected Bosch Smart Home smoke alarms emit an acoustic signal. The prerequisite for this is that the "Audible alarm" action in the alarm system is set to the value "On". To receive a notification, you must be connected to the Internet with your smartphone. You will receive a notification in your app. You will also receive a push message on your smartphone.
- 1 smoke alarm
- 1 long-life battery
- 1 ceiling plate with fixing materials for screw and adhesive mounting
- 1 installation instructions
In conjunction with the sale of batteries or supply of devices that contain batteries, we are obligated to point out the following:
Used batteries should not be disposed of in the household rubbish. Consumers are obligated to take batteries to a suitable collection point provided by retailers or municipalities. You can return used batteries of models that we stock or have stocked in our product line to our shipping warehouse (Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH, Spare parts logistics, Justus-Kilian-Strasse 1, D-35457 Lollar) at no charge.
The symbols on the batteries have the following meaning:
The symbol of the garbage can crossed out by an X means that the battery must not be disposed of in household waste.
Pb = Battery contains more than 0.004 percent lead by mass<br> Cd = Battery contains more than 0.002 percent cadmium by mass<br> Hg = Battery contains more than 0.0005 percent mercury by mass
Please note the instructions above.