Skip Nav Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word about the significance of smoke alarms and what a difference it can make when you have them installed, whether battery operated or hard wired. Included are tips on where to install them and how to maintain them so that they are always working. Smoke alarms are simply an extra protection that can alert you to fire in time to get out safely; it can mean the difference between losing a life and saving one. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a homeowner and be sure you have working smoke alarms! Special Thanks to Anglieslist.com, to NFPA, to Jason Hargraves and to Montgomery County Fire Spokesman, Pete Piringer for the article, Working Smoke Detector Key to Saving Lives.