The historical national slogan “Change your clock, change your battery,” may not apply to these households residing in states who require alarms with a 10-year battery. 13 states and 8 cities have passed legislation that requires smoke alarms that are solely battery powered to come equipped with a 10-year battery. Some states like California also require alarms to have a hush feature.
Ten-Year alarms are a small investment in the future-especially in managed properties or rental units where scheduled alarm maintenance & battery replacements are both costly & time consuming for the facilities maintenance team. On average purchasing a smoke alarm powered with a 10-Year sealed lithium power cell battery can save up to $130 in it's lifetime!
States requiring 10-year smoke and carbon monoxide detectors:
- California - law #UL 217 #UL 2034 Senate Bill 745
- Florida - law #553.883
- Illinois (2022)
- New Jersey
- New York - law #S4054A #A3057a #S2696a
- North Carolina - Senate Bill 77
- Oregon - law #HB2586
Cities requiring 10-year smoke and carbon monoxide detectors:
- Cleveland - OH
- Houston - TX
- Indianapolis – IN
- Louisville - KY
- Madison – WI
- Milwaukee –WI
- Philadelphia, PA
- Phoenix - AZ
We have an extensive line of hardwired and battery operated 10-year smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Contractors and property management firms call us to get your discounts on bulk orders. Call us at 201-351-1900 for more info.