No responsible Sim should be without a smoke alarm. The cheap price and speedy Sim City Fire Department response are all the insurance you'll need. Highly recommended for stubborn Sims who can't cook but insist on using stoves. The advanced 360° photoelectric detection pattern detects fires instantly in same room.[sic] Range: 1 Room
The Sims introduced a smoke detector that automatically phoned the fire department when a fire broke out in the same room as the detector. The detector covers all tiles in the room it is placed in. If placed outdoors, it will cover the entire outdoor area, limited only by fences.
Keep you and your loved ones from becoming beloved barbecue with the SmokeSniffer from SmokeSentry. Emitting pulsating waves of gamma radiation, the SmokeSniffer picks up the scent of small fires before they become charbroiling infernos and immediately alerts the local fire department. Put one in every room, and smoke out fires before they smoke out you!
The Sims 2 introduced a smoke detector that worked similarly to the one in The Sims. A firefighter from the fire department will arrive almost immediately after the alarm goes off, and the noise will alert other Sims around the lot to the fire. If placed outdoors, it will cover the entire outdoor area, limited only by fences.
Prepare to be rocked out of whatever you were doing with the loudest, most painful noises known to man. We're talking worse than goats shrieking! Don't complain, because the wailing just might save your life one day.