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What triggers LifeDoor?

The temporal 3 (T-3) sound of an activated smoke alarm.

What type of smoke alarms work with LifeDoor? 

Any UL listed smoke alarm that was manufactured after 1996. (If your smoke alarms were manufactured more than 10 years ago, it is recommended that you replace them)

What is the maximum distance the smoke alarm can be away from the LifeDoor unit?

Any interior door up to 80 lbs. The door must be free swinging and not rub on the floor covering or any parts of the door jamb.

What if there’s toys/clothes on the ground in front of the door?

It is recommended that the floor around the doors be kept clear at all times. Depending on the flooring and what object is blocking the door, LifeDoor may not be able close the door or even move it all.

Does LifeDoor close and lock the door?

LifeDoor just simply closes the door as recommended by all of the major fire safety authorities. After shutting the door the device is automatically reset with 10 seconds allowing the door to be opened with no additional resistance.

What if I try to get out or open the door as it’s being closed?

LifeDoor will not overpower you. You can open the door while it’s being closed with less than 5lbs pulling force (the ADA standard for any automatic door closer)

How does LifeDoor get reset?

LifeDoor cycles on for 11 seconds to close the door, after that time period the device is automatically reset. If the smoke alarm continues to alarm, LifeDoor will cylce on/off every 40 seconds to ensure the door is closed and stays closed.

What type of batteries does LifeDoor use?

LifeDoor uses (2) Energizer Max 9V batteries that are included in the unit when it is shipped.

How long do the batteries last?

Depending on the amount of testing done, LifeDoor will last 18-24 months before a low battery chirp will take place. LifeDoor inc. recommends replacing the batteries annually.

How does LifeDoor install to the door?

LifeDoor can be installed using the (2) wood screws to the door as outlined in the “Quick Start Guide”. Additional LifeDoor is shipped with a double sided adhesive applied to the back of it. In many cases this adhesive can be used without screws if installation guidelines are strictly complied to. LifeDoor, inc. suggests that a minimum of 1 screw be used in addition to the double sided adhesive.

What’s the maximum angle a door can open with LifeDoor on it?

Normal installation allows for opening of 145 degrees. The quickstart guide shows an alternative installation which allows for an opening of xxx degrees.

Will LifeDoor affect day to day use of the door?

No, when not activated, LifeDoor makes no changes to the normal operation of the door.

I sleep with my door closed, do I still need LifeDoor?

Yes, a closed door slows fire growth as well as protects the room and contents. Many people that usually sleep with their doors closed often don’t close them when they leave the house. LifeDoor will add a whole new level of fire protection to your home.