New Smoke Alarm Code Starting In 2014 Share
November 15, 2013
As of January 1, 2014, All new smoke alarms will be required to have the date of manufacture on the alarm and must have a battery capable of lasting 10 years. Most of these alarms will have a 10 year battery installed during manufacture which cannot be accessed. So after 10 years you simply replace the entire alarm. The amount and placement of smoke alarms must be per current standards even in older homes if $1000. or more of upgrades have been done to the home.