Three out of five deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms, and 23% of deaths are caused by fires where smoke alarms were present but were intentionally disabled due to false alarms.

New UL 217 (8th edition) guidelines aim to reduce these statistics by introducing criteria to reduce nuisance alarms. But how can manufacturers be sure they are meeting this regulatory compliance and preventing the high occurrence of nuisance alarms?

New high-performance sensing solutions from ADI are helping smoke- and fire-detector manufacturers solve these challenges. To address the needs of different customers, several solution offerings are available. We will review our new software and algorithm offering, which will help comply with the new regulations and prevent disabling due to nuisance alarms. Tune in to learn more about how to design better smoke detectors and save more lives.

ADI Smoke Detector Bottlecap


We address the four major challenges smoke-detector manufacturers face:

  1. Higher performance to reduce the frequency of false alarms, which result in consumers disabling or turning off the units
  2. New regulatory requirements (UL217, EN54/14604)
  3. Power consumption that requires frequent battery replacement
  4. Reducing smoke-detector sizes to the width of a bottle cap to enable easier architectural integration, aesthetic appeal, and possibly wider coverage


Meet the Speakers:

Barry Mulligan, Strategic Marketing Manager

Barry Mulligan ADIBarry Mulligan is a Strategic Marketing Manager with Analog Device’s Intelligent Buildings and Infrastructure Group. He manages customer needs, engagement and marketing/communications strategy for ADI’s key product portfolios and future direction within Intelligent Buildings. He is a graduate of Engineering from University College Dublin and holds a masters in Business from the UCD Smurfit Business School.


Brandon Bushey, Systems Design Engineer
Brandon Bushey ADI

Brandon Bushey is a system applications engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He joined Analog Devices in July 2005 as a technical support engineer, and has been working on sensor and precision-based systems and applications designs for the past 10 years within the Systems Development Group. He also manages a remote engineering team in the Philippines responsible for working on Circuits from the Lab reference designs.