The flashing red light gives a visual indication that the smoke alarm is functioning properly. It also indicates a working battery is connected to the smoke alarm.
Just so, why is my smoke detector blinking red every 10 seconds?
If the smoke is not too dense, the alarm will silence immediately and the red LED blinks every 10 seconds. This indicates that the alarm is in a temporarily desensitized condition. The smoke alarm will automatically reset after approximately 10 minutes and sound the alarm if particles of combustion are still present.
Subsequently, question is, how do you reset the red light on a smoke detector? Press the “Test,” “Silence” or “Hush” button to reset the smoke detector if it has a blinking red light. Press “*72” (star, seven, two) to reset a smoke detector on an alarm system with a keypad.
Also know, how do you reset a hardwired smoke detector?
Locate the reset button on the surface of the smoke detector. Hold it for 15–20 seconds and then release. Wait a couple of minutes and listen for the chirping noise again.
Are smoke detectors supposed to blink red?
Smoke alarms will make a ‘beep’ or ‘chirping’ sound when they have a low battery or are faulty. All smoke Alarms also have a red light that flashes momentarily every 40-60 seconds to visually indicate they are operating. This same red light flashes continuously when the Smoke Alarm has been activated.